Israel Ambassador to US Michael Oren to Speak at LBJ School Jan. 31
Thursday, January 31, 2013 from 12:15 PM to 1:30 PM (CST)
This event is at capacity.
The Honorable Michael Oren, Ambassador of Israel to the United States, will speak at a public lecture at The University of Texas at Austin on Jan. 31 at 12:15 PM at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. The event is cosponsored by the Israel Studies Collaborative of the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies, Texas Hillel and the LBJ School.
Oren was appointed Israel’s Ambassador to the United States in 2009. Ambassador Oren has written extensively for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The New Republic, where he was a contributing editor. His two most recent books, Power, Faith and Fantasy: American in the Middle East from 1776 to Present and Six Days of War, were both New York Times bestsellers. He has won the Los Angeles Times History Book of the Year award and the National Jewish Book Award.
Born in the United States and educated at Princeton and Columbia, Ambassador Oren has been a visiting professor at Harvard, Yale and Georgetown and was a Distinguished Fellow at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem.
In Israel, Ambassador Oren served as an officer in the Israel Defense Forces, in the paratroopers in the Lebanon War, and as a liaison with the U.S. Sixth Fleet during the Gulf War. He was also a gold medal-winning athlete in the Maccabiah Games.
The event will take place Thursday, Jan. 31 at 12:15 PM in the Bass Lecture Hall located on the basement level of Sid Richardson Hall Unit III. Free parking will be available in Lot 38 adjacent to the LBJ Library.
This event is free and open to students, faculty and staff with a valid I.D. Registration is required. Backpacks, book bags and large purses will not be allowed into the event.
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Since our founding in 1970, the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin has built a proud tradition of public service and cutting edge research on the most important public policy challenges of our time. The School's mission is to develop leaders and ideas that will help our state, the nation and the international community address critical public policy challenges in an ever increasingly interconnected and interdependent world. Drawing upon a world-renown, multidisciplinary faculty, a diverse and talented group of masters and Ph.D. students and the resources of the University of Texas at Austin, one of the world's leading research universities, the LBJ School is well-placed to help shape public policy for the 21st century. We are truly at the intersection of knowledge and action.