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Kurtzer to speak on Israeli security, March 27

Daniel Kurtzer, former U.S. ambassador to Israel and Egypt and a visiting professor at Princeton, will speak on "Ethical Issues and Dilemmas in the Formulation of National Security Policy" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, in 16 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.

As ambassador, Kurtzer 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 policy-making positions within the U.S. government.

His lecture is sponsored by the Wilson School and the Center for the Study of Religion as part of a series on "The Crossroads of Religion and Politics."

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