Prior to the start of the lecture, Dr. Carolann Najarian will recognize the extraordinary leadership and commitment of Joshua Rubenstein on behalf of human rights and Amnesty International USA. Your presence is important.
Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian
Founding Director of the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University, Ambassador Djerejian was the former U.S. Ambassador to Israel from 1992-1994 and to the Syrian Arab Republic from 1988-1991.
Ambassador Djerejian has served in the U.S. Foreign Service for eight Presidents from John F. Kennedy to William J. Clinton from 1962-1994. Prior to his nomination by President Clinton as U.S. Ambassador to Israel, he was Assistant Secretary of State in the George H. W. Bush and Clinton administrations from 1991-1993.
After his retirement from government service in 1994, he became Founding Director of the Baker Institute. His book, "Danger and Opportunity: An American Ambassador's Journey Through the Middle East" was published in 2008 by Simon & Schuster.
Among his many awards and honors, Ambassador Djerejian was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2001 and named to the Board of Trustees of the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Event time: 7pm