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Israeli Ambassador Guest of Global Voices

“The U.S.-Israeli Relationship” was the topic of a discussion held at International House on April 9, with the Israeli ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren the featured speaker.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest, and the International House Global Voices program, the discussion was part of the Global Voices Lecture series, which brings prominent speakers to Chicago and organizes round table discussions and seminars.

A graduate of Princeton and Columbia, Ambassador Michael Oren has received fellowships from the U.S. Departments of State and Defense, and from the British and Canadian governments. Formerly, he was the Lady Davis Fellow Hebrew University, a Moshe Dayan Fellow at Tel-Aviv University, and the Distinguished Fellow at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem. He has been a visiting professor at Harvard, Yale, and Georgetown.

The program was moderated by Fred Donner, professor in Near Eastern History and the Director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies. Donner is also the President theĀ  Middle East Studies Association (MESA), a national, non-political association that fosters the study of the Middle East.

View Donner’s interview with Michael Oren here.

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