The United States, like all other countries, seeks to advance its most important national security interests abroad. In the Middle East, some U.S. allies and friends have less than stellar human rights records. Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer will discuss the intersection of national security interests and human rights in the Middle East.
Featuring: Ambassador (Ret.) Daniel Kurtzer, S. Daniel Abraham Professor of Middle East Policy Studies, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University; former U.S. Ambassador to Egypt and Israel
Commentator: Susan Waltz, Professor Emerita of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan
Moderator: Mark Tessler, Samuel J. Eldersveld Collegiate Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan
This event is co-sponsored by: Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Department of Middle East Studies, and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy International Policy Center and Weiser Diplomacy Center.
Daniel C. Kurtzer is the S. Daniel Abraham Professor of Middle East Policy Studies at Princeton University’s Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. During a 29-year career in the U.S. Foreign Service, Ambassador Kurtzer served as the United States Ambassador to Israel and as the United States Ambassador to Egypt. He is the co-author and editor of several books, including The Peace Puzzle: America’s Quest for Arab-Israeli Peace, 1989-2011. In 2007, he was named the first Commissioner of the professional Israel Baseball League. Ambassador Kurtzer received his Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University.
More information: https://ii.umich.edu/humanrights/news-events/all-events.detail.html/79474-20335629.html