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Fischer to discuss Europe and Israel, Feb. 12

Joschka Fischer, former German minister of foreign affairs and currently a visiting professor in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, will deliver a lecture on "Europe and Israel" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Fischer is serving a one-year appointment as the Frederick H. Schultz Class of 1951 Professor of International Economic Policy in the Wilson School, teaching courses on international crisis diplomacy and trans-Atlantic alliances.

Fischer was Germany's foreign minister during the administration of Chancellor Gerhard Schröder from 1998 to 2005. He earned international attention in 1998 when he urged that Germany send troops to Kosovo during the NATO-led intervention there and in 2003 when he advised against Germany supporting the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.

In addition to his teaching at Princeton, Fischer is serving as a senior fellow at the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination and a fellow at the European Union Program. He also has an appointment with the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.

The lecture is sponsored by the Wilson School, Program in Judaic Studies and Liechtenstein Institute.

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