Oct

31 2021

Mid East Update 2021: Threats & Opportunities

7:30PM - 9:00PM  

Contact Jewish Federation of the Berkshires
413-442-4360 x10
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 Middle East Update 2021 with Dennis Ross and David Makovsky:  

Join two of America’s most experienced diplomatic and Middle East specialists.

Q&A to follow.

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Dennis Ross is an American diplomat and author. He has served as the Director of Policy Planning in the State Department under President George H.W. Bush, the special Middle East coordinator under President Bill Clinton, and was a special adviser for the Persian Gulf and Southwest Asia to the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Ambassador Ross has published extensively on the former Soviet Union, arms control, and the greater Middle East, including most recently Doomed to Succeed: The U.S-Israel Relationship from Truman to Obama (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, October 2015). He has authored many op-eds in the New York TimesWashington Post, and other papers and magazines. In addition, he writes monthly columns for US News and World Report and the New York Daily News. He lives in Washington, D.C.

David Makovsky is the Ziegler distinguished fellow at The Washington Institute and director of the Project on the Middle East Peace Process. He is also an adjunct professor in Middle East studies at Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). In 2013-2014, he worked in the Office of the U.S. Secretary of State, serving as a senior advisor to the Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations. He is coauthor, with Dennis Ross, of the 2009 Washington Post bestseller Myths, Illusions, and Peace: Finding a New Direction for America in the Middle East (Viking/Penguin). His commentary on the peace process and the Arab-Israeli conflict has appeared in the New York TimesWashington PostLos Angeles TimesWall Street JournalFinancial TimesForeign Affairs, and Foreign Policy. He appears frequently in the media to comment on Arab-Israeli affairs, including PBS NewsHour. He lives in Washington, D.C.  

Sponsor: Jewish Federation of the Berkshires