Dinner Series

Dinner Series – A perfect storm of domestic and foreign crises: Israel in 2023

Wednesday , April 19, 2023 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

1233 37th St NW (The Green House)

*Dinner will be served
If interested, please fill out a brief application form by Thursday, April 13 @ 5:00 pmspace is limited.

About the Speaker

Daniel C. Kurtzer is the S. Daniel Abraham Professor of Middle East policy studies at Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs. Following a 29-year career in the U.S. Foreign Service, Kurtzer retired in 2005 with the rank of Career-Minister. From 2001-2005 he served as the United States Ambassador to Israel, appointed by President George W. Bush. From 1997-2001 he served as the United States Ambassador to Egypt, appointed by President Bill Clinton. He served as a speechwriter for Secretary of State George P. Shultz on the Policy Planning Staff, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research.

Throughout his career, Kurtzer was instrumental in formulating and executing U.S. policy toward the Middle East peace process. Secretary of State John Kerry appointed Kurtzer to the Secretary’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board. Governor Chris Christie appointed Kurtzer to serve on the New Jersey-Israel State Commission. Previously, Kurtzer served as an advisor to the bipartisan Iraq Study Group, and as a member of the Advisory Council of the American Bar Association’s Middle East Rule of Law Initiative. In 2007, he was named the first Commissioner of the professional Israel Baseball League.

Kurtzer is the co-author of Negotiating Arab-Israeli Peace: American Leadership in the Middle East; co-author of The Peace Puzzle: America’s Quest for Arab-Israeli Peace, 1989-2011; and editor of Pathways to Peace: America and the Arab-Israeli Conflict. He has authored numerous scholarly articles and op-eds on foreign policy issues. Kurtzer received his B.A. from Yeshiva University and his Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University.

Dinner Series