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The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a Directors' Lunch with Itamar Rabinovich on Wednesday, October 15th in the Belfer Center Library (L369).

Ambassador Itamar Rabinovich is a visiting Professor of Public Policy at the Kennedy School, and was the President of Tel Aviv University (TAU). He is a Senior Research Fellow at TAU’s Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies and incumbent of the Yona and Dina Ettinger Chair in Contemporary History of the Middle East. Rabinovich is also the Andrew White Professor at Large at Cornell University. .

Ambassador Rabinovich received his Ph.D. from UCLA. He served in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) from 1963-1969 and held the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel (res.).

Rabinovich was Israel’s Chief Negotiator with Syria under the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and served as U.S. Ambassador to Washington from 1993 to 1996.

He is the author of several books including SyriaUnder the Ba’ath, The War for Lebanon, The Road Not Taken: Early Arab-Israeli Negotiations, The Brink of Peace: Israel and Syria, and Waging Peace: Israel and the Arabs at the End of the Century. His most recent book, The View from Damascus, will be published in autumn of 2008.

Ambassador Rabinovich received his Ph.D. from UCLA. He served in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) from 1963-1969 and held the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel (res.).

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