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Diplomats to discuss 'Middle East at a Crossroads'

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008, 4:30 p.m. Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

Three distinguished scholars and diplomats will join in a roundtable discussion of "The Middle East at a Crossroads" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Speaking will be: Itamar Rabinovich, professor and former president of Tel Aviv University and former ambassador of Israel to the United States; Prince Turki al-Faisal, former director general of Saudi Arabia's foreign intelligence service (GID), former ambassador to the United Kingdom and later to the United States, and presently chairman of the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies in Riyadh; and Daniel Kurtzer, former U.S. ambassador to Egypt and Israel and the S. Daniel Abraham Visiting Professor in Middle East Policy Studies in Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

The event is sponsored by the Carolyn L. Drucker '80 Memorial Fund, the Department and Program of Near Eastern Studies, the S. Daniel Abraham Chair in the Woodrow Wilson School, the Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia, the Woodrow Wilson School, Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination, the Program in Judaic Studies Perelman Institute and the Center for Jewish Life.

Media interested in attending the event must contact Joyce Slack in the Program in Near Eastern Studies by e-mailing

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