New York University’s Taub Center for Israel Studies will present a lecture series, “Israel and America: The Special Relationship,” April 15 and April 22. Both lectures will take place in 19 University Place, room 102 (main lecture hall) from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The series is free and open to the public. RSVPs for each lecture are required: call 212.998.8981 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Subways: R, W (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place).
This series features speakers who have played important roles in shaping and analyzing the diplomatic relationship between Israel and America over the past 20 years: Aaron David Miller, a public policy fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (“The U.S., Israel and American Jews: A Negotiator Looks Back”/April 15), and Itamar Rabinovich, a Global Distinguished Professor in NYU’s Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies (“Israel and America: Where We Stand Now”/April 22).
Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or email@example.com.
Miller, whose published works include The Much Too Promised Land: America’s Elusive Search for Arab-Israeli Peace (2008), served at the U.S. Department of State as an advisor to six secretaries of state, including managing Arab-Israeli negotiations in the Clinton Administration. Rabinovich, Israel’s ambassador to the United States from 1993 to 1996 and chief negotiator with Syria under Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, has authored The Road Not Taken: Early Arab-Israeli Negotiations and The Brink of Peace: Israel and Syria, among other works.
The Taub Center was established with a gift from the Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation. The gift supports an endowed professorship and two graduate fellowships in Israel Studies, and funds lectures, seminars, scholarly colloquia at the Center, and other special programs for students, faculty, and the community. In addition to offering its own programming, the Taub Center works closely with NYU’s departments to create cross-disciplinary programming, serving to broaden NYU’s offerings in Judaic and Middle Eastern studies. For more, click here.