Special Event with Israel Public Diplomacy Forum

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Special Event with Israel Public Diplomacy Forum

When: November 11, 2015

From: 05:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Presenter: Professor Eytan Gilboa of Israel Public Diplomacy Forum

Topic: The U.S. in the Middle East: Interests and Dilemmas

Location:  The Forum, Santa Fe University of Art & Design, 1600 St. Michael’s Drive

Cost: $15 CIR Members/ $20 Non-members & Guests

Professor Eytan Gilboa, Chairman and Academic Director for the Israel Public Diplomacy Forum will present for the Israel Public Diplomacy Forum (IPD).

This lecture and discussion will focus on the changing US interests in the Middle East in view of the transformations in the region created by events such as the Arab Spring, the revolution and counterrevolution in Egypt, the civil wars in Syria, Libya and Yemen, the rise of ISIS, the situation in Gaza, the nuclear deal with Iran, etc. The second part will discuss dilemmas encountered in the attempt to address these interests, as well as evaluate the policy decisions that followed.

Israel Public Diplomacy Forum is a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization established to advance international understanding of Israel and the Middle East.  IPD seeks to spark debate, promote dialogue, and facilitate a free and frank exchange of views to improve understanding of the vast set of issues that affect Israel, the Middle East and the region’s relationship to the rest of the world.

Together with their partners, IPD Forum creates joint educational opportunities for memberships and audiences of academic, civic, business, professional, religious and community organizations.  It is an independent and apolitical organization that is funded solely by private grants and donations, and is neither affiliated nor funded by any political party, organization or government.

Prof. Eytan Gilboa is a renowned expert on international communication, public diplomacy and US policy in the Middle East. Widely published, he is a regular commentator on these topics for international media and has won numerous international fellowships and awards.

Prof. Gilboa founded the School of Communication and the Center for International Communication at Bar-Ilan University in Israel, and served as the first director of both.

He received his MA and PhD in Government from Harvard University and a BA in Political Science and International Relations from the Hebrew University. He has been a visiting professor at several leading American and European universities and research institutes.

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