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Kurtzer addresses Middle East challenges, Feb. 16

Daniel Kurtzer, former U.S. ambassador to Israel and Egypt and a visiting professor at Princeton, will discuss "Terrorists, Tycoons, Tyrants and Theocrats: American Policy Challenges in the Middle East" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Kurtzer recently was appointed the University's first S. Daniel Abraham Visiting Professor in Middle East Policy Studies in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs to promote collaboration between the school and other leading academic institutions and think tanks.

Kurtzer was the U.S. ambassador to Israel from 2001 to 2005 and ambassador to Egypt from 1997 to 2001. He contributed significantly to the ongoing peace efforts between Israelis and Palestinians and played an integral role in building relations between the United States and Israel and Egypt. Prior to his diplomatic service in Israel and Egypt, Kurtzer served in numerous influential policy-making positions within the U.S. government.

The lecture is sponsored by the Wilson School. 

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