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Israel's Ambassador to US to Speak at LBJ School Jan. 31

Event Details

Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 12:15pm

LBJ School of Public Affairs - Bass Lecture Hall
2315 Red River St.
Austin, TX 78712

The event is at capacity.

This event is free and open the public but registration is required. To RSVP for this event, visit: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5273204296. Backpacks, book bags and large purses will not be allowed into the event.

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.

Michael OrenOren 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: 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 to university students, faculty and staff with a valid I.D. Registration is required. To RSVP for this event, visit: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5273204296. Backpacks, book bags and large purses will not be allowed into the event.