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Donia Human Rights Center Lecture. U.S. Policy in the Middle East: Human Rights and/or National Interests?

Ambassador (Ret.) Daniel C. Kurtzer, S. Daniel Abraham Professor of Middle East Policy Studies, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University; former U.S. Ambassador to Egypt and Israel
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
4:00-5:30 PM
Off Campus Location
Please note: This event will be held virtually EST through Zoom. This webinar is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Once you've registered the joining information will be sent to your email.

Register at: http://myumi.ch/pdb9W

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 C. Kurtzer will discuss the intersection of national security interests and human rights in the Middle East.

Featuring: Ambassador (Ret.) Daniel C. Kurtzer, S. Daniel Abraham Professor of Middle East Policy Studies, Woodrow Wilson 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 Woodrow Wilson 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.
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Susan Waltz is a professor emerita of public policy at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. She specializes in human rights and international affairs, with a focus on arms transfer policy and regional expertise on North Africa. Waltz is author of Human Rights and Reform: Changing the Face of North African Politics (1995) and a series of articles on the historical origins of international human rights instruments.
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Mark Tessler is Samuel J. Eldersveld Collegiate Professor of Political Science. He specializes in Comparative Politics and Middle East Studies. He has studied and/or conducted field research in Tunisia, Israel, Morocco, Egypt, and Palestine (West Bank and Gaza). He is one of the very few American scholars to have attended university and lived for extended periods in both the Arab world and Israel. He has also spent several years teaching and consulting in Sub-Saharan Africa.

If there is anything we can do to make this event accessible to you, please contact us at umichhumanrights@umich.edu. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the university to arrange.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Livestream / Virtual
Tags: Human Rights
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Donia Human Rights Center, Department of Middle East Studies, International Institute, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, International Policy Center, Weiser Diplomacy Center