A four-part geopolitical panel series moderated by Daniel C. Kurtzer, former U.S. Ambassador (ret.) to Israel and Egypt
WHERE: NJPAC, One Center Street • Newark
Esteemed diplomats and thought leaders convene for a timely four-part panel series on the Middle East moderated by Daniel C. Kurtzer, reinforcing NJPAC’s role as a space for enlightening civic engagement events.
In partnership with Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ
The United States and Iran: Conflict or Accommodation?
WHEN: Tue, Nov 21, 2017; Cocktails at 6pm, Panel at 7pm
Suzanne Maloney, Deputy Director, Foreign Policy, The Brookings Institution and Senior Fellow, Center for Middle East Policy
Michael Singh, Lane-Swig Senior Fellow and Managing Director, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
The Iran nuclear accord has evoked strong reactions: will it curb Iran’s nuclear quest or will it lead to continued hostility in the region? Two experts will debate the accord’s pros and cons against the backdrop of an escalating nuclear crisis with North Korea.
Israel at 70: A Personal Perspective
WHEN: Tue, Dec 5, 2017; Cocktails at 6pm, Panel at 7pm
Ehud Olmert, Former Prime Minister of the State of Israel
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert came close to a Palestinian peace accord in 2008 only to see it collapse when convicted of financial crimes. For the first time with an American audience, Olmert will discuss prospects for peace and his political odyssey and future.