The Honorable Michael Oren, Israel's Ambassador to the U.S.

Israel's Ambassador to the U.S. will speak at the LBJ School.

Thu, January 31, 2013 | Bass Lecture Hall, LBJ School of Public Affairs (2315 Red River St.)

12:15 PM

This event is free and open the public but registration is required. Click here to RSVP. Backpacks, book bags and large purses will not be allowed.

The Honorable Michael Oren, Ambassador of Israel to the United States, will give 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 JournalThe New York Times and The New Republic, where he was a contributing editor. His two most recent books, Power, Faith and Fantasy: America 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 the public but registration is required. Click here to RSVP. Backpacks, book bags and large purses will not be allowed.

Sponsored by: Israel Studies Collaborative, Texas Hillel, LBJ School of Public Affairs

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