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Kurtzer to discuss Iran-Israel-U.S. relationship

Monday, April 6, 2009, 4:30 p.m. Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

Daniel Kurtzer, former U.S. ambassador to Israel and Egypt and a visiting professor at Princeton, will speak on "Iran, Israel and the U.S.: Dissecting the Triangular Relationship" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 6, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Kurtzer is the S. Daniel Abraham Visiting Professor in Middle East Policy Studies in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He came to Princeton in 2006 after serving as U.S. ambassador to Israel from 2001 to 2005 and ambassador to Egypt from 1997 to 2001.

Kurtzer is the co-author (with Scott Lasensky) of "Negotiating Peace: American Leadership in the Middle East." As ambassador, he contributed significantly to 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, Kurtzer served in numerous policymaking positions within the U.S. government.

The lecture is sponsored by the Wilson School.

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