Kurtzer to discuss Israel-Lebanon crisis, Sept. 21
Posted September 13, 2006; 04:25 p.m.
Daniel Kurtzer, former U.S. ambassador to Israel and Egypt and a visiting professor at Princeton, will present a lecture titled "Arabs and Israelis: 'The Summer Vacation War,'" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Kurtzer, an expert on the Middle East and the region's efforts toward peace, was in Israel in July when fighting broke out between the Israeli military and Hezbollah forces in Lebanon. During his time there, he met with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to discuss the conflict.
Kurtzer served as U.S. ambassador to Israel from 2001 to 2005 and ambassador to Egypt from 1997 to 2001. He is now the S. Daniel Abraham Visiting Professor in Middle East Policy Studies in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, which is sponsoring the lecture.