Middlebury College: America and Israel

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Alexander Hamilton Forum: “Ultimate Allies: America & Israel, 1620 to the Present”


On February 24, 2020, the Alexander Hamilton Forum, a new JMC partner program, is hosting Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren to speak on the historic relationship between Israel and the United States. The talk will be moderated by Professor Felicia Grey.

Monday, February 24, 2020 • 7:00 PM
Sunderland Language Center, Dana Auditorium • Middlebury College

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Ambassador Michael Oren served as Israel’s Ambassador to the United States for almost five years. He played a key role in obtaining defense aid, particularly for the Iron Dome system, and worked to strengthen foreign relations with the United States. More recently, he served as a member of Israel’s parliament and as Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office. A graduate of Princeton and Columbia, Dr. Oren has been a visiting professor at Harvard, Yale, and Georgetown. His last three books, Six Days of War (Oxford, 2002); Power, Faith, and Fantasy (Norton, 2007); and Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide (Random House, 2016) were all New York Times bestsellers. He is also the recipient of the National Humanities Prize and the Jewish Book Award.

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The Alexander Hamilton Forum at Middlebury College aims to foster thoughtful engagement with the ideas that have informed the creation and development of the American polity. The Forum promotes the study of the American political thought and founding principles; their relationship to American institutions, statesmanship, public law, political economy, and grand strategy; and their place in the history of western political philosophy. It seeks to offer students an opportunity to think critically about the relevance of political and constitutional theory to a range of contemporary debates in American public life.

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