The State of United States - Israeli Relations
Robert P. Watson
EVENT DESCRIPTION: There is a long and special relationship between the United States and Israel that began with Israeli statehood in 1948. One vital aspect of this relationship has been the role of the American president as a champion for Israel and for the Jewish people. To that end, much has been said - both good and bad - about President Obama's commitment (or lack thereof) regarding Israel. In this one-time lecture we will examine the facts surrounding Obama's specific policies, funding amounts, statements and appointments, and so on, and relate them to what Israel needs from the United States and from the American president.
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Robert P. Watson is Professor of American Studies at Lynn University and a Fellow at the Florida Joint Center for Citizenship. He has published 34 books and hundreds of articles, chapters, and essays on topics in American politics and history; co-convened a half-dozen national conferences on the presidency; and serves on the boards of several scholarly journals, presidential foundations, and community and professional associations. A frequent media commentator, he has given thousands of media interviews to local, national, and international print, radio, and television outlets, including CNN, BBC, USA Today, and others. He wrote a Sunday column for the Sun-Sentinel newspaper, and is the political analyst for WPTV-5 NBC. He has won several teaching awards including Professor of the Year at FAU and Lynn (twice) and FAU's Faculty Service Award (twice).
||7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
||Tuesday, December 17, 2013
||Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
||Member advance registration - $25 per event
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$100 for any combination of six events
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