University of Haifa Professor Amatzia Baram will be giving two major talks this week in South Florida and some availability remains for both ASUH events.
Professor Baram, Director of the Center for Iraq Studies at the University of Haifa, is an internationally-recognized authority on the Middle East and Iraq. He will discuss the current situation in Iraq in two events in South Florida:
The Future of Iraq: Bracing for the U.S. Drawdown and the Impact on America
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Temple Emanu-El – The South Beach Synagogue
1701 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139-7513
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Temple Emanu-El of Palm Beach
190 North County Road
Palm Beach, FL 33480
Widely-known for his 2002 Congressional testimony prior to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, Professor Baram has devoted his career to studying Iraq’s history and politics. Between 1984 and 1988, he was a member of a small team that advised former Prime Minister Shimon Peres on Arab and Gulf affairs. Since then, he has been advising various branches of the Israeli as well as U.S. governments under George Bush (#1), Bill Clinton, and George Bush (#2), about Iraq and the Gulf. He is widely published and appears regularly in American and foreign media, most recently in the acclaimed documentary “No End in Sight.”
The event in Miami Beach is co-sponsored by Temple Emanu-El, the Cuban Hebrew Congregation and Temple Beth Sholom and both events are free and open to the public. For more information please contact ASUH at 212-685-7880, ext. 21.