Gulliver’s Troubles Revisited: The Future of the Middle East

by | Jan 22, 2018 | What’s Happening

Monday, Feb. 12, 7:30 pm
Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus, Free

Vice president for New Initiatives and Distinguished Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Aaron David Miller is a well-known expert on U.S. foreign policy, who served for two decades as a State Department analyst, negotiator, and adviser on Middle East issues.

The Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and community partners, with special cooperation with AIPAC, continue the 2017-2018 Israel Today series with Miller. He will discuss the future of the U.S. involvement in a volatile Middle East as uncertainty plagues the new administration.

“Henry Kissinger negotiated a 1974 disengagement agreement between Israel and Syria which, until very recently, made that border one of the quietest on the confrontation line. It was Jimmy Carter who brokered the 1979 Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty; and Bill Clinton who played an important supportive role in helping Israelis and Jordanians to do the same in 1994,” Miller wrote in a CNN op-ed in June 2017. “But when it comes to Israeli- Palestinian peace, America hasn’t even come close,” he continued.

Miller has traveled the country giving his perspective on the future of the Middle East.

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