Type: Public event

U.S. policy in the Middle East: Human rights and/or national interests?

Donia Human Rights Center Lecture cosponsored by the International Policy Center and the Weiser Diplomacy Center

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Speaker

Ambassador (Ret.) Daniel C. Kurtzer, S. Daniel Abraham Professor of Middle East Policy Studies, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University; former U.S. Ambassador to Israel and Egypt

Date & Time

Feb 17, 2021, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
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This is a Virtual Event.

The United States, like all other countries, seeks to advance its most important national security interests abroad. In the Middle East, some U.S. allies and friends have less than stellar human rights records. Ambassador Daniel C. Kurtzer will discuss the intersection of national security interests and human rights in the always volatile Middle East.

From the speaker's bio

Ambassador Daniel C. Kurtzer is the S. Daniel Abraham Professor of Middle East Policy Studies at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. During a 29-year career in the U.S. Foreign Service, Ambassador Kurtzer served as the United States Ambassador to Israel and as the United States Ambassador to Egypt. He is the co-author and editor of several books, including The Peace Puzzle: America’s Quest for Arab-Israeli Peace, 1989-2011. In 2007, he was named the first Commissioner of the professional Israel Baseball League. Ambassador Kurtzer received his Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University.   

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