Thursday, October 31, 2013

The U.S. Department of State Foreign Policy Classroom

Speaker: Michael Yaffe, Senior Advisor, Special Envoy to Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations. 
Topic: “The State Department’s Efforts in the Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations” 
DateThursday, November 14, 2013 Time: 11:00a.m.-12:00p.m. Check in will begin at 10:15a.m. Please arrive no later than 10:50a.m. to allow for time to pass through security and registration. 
Where: U.S Department of State, 2201 C St. NW. Room 1105. (Enter through the 23rd street entrance, between C and D Streets. Bring photo ID.)

Dr. Michael Yaffe is currently a Senior Advisor to the Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations at the U.S. Department of State. Between 2001 and 2012, he was the Academic Dean and Distinguish Professor of Strategic Studies at the National Defense University's Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies.

Previously, Dr. Yaffe was a career Foreign Affairs Officer in the State Department, concentrating on Middle East peace negotiations, regional security, and nonproliferation. He served on U.S. delegations to the Madrid Middle East Peace Process, Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, International Atomic Energy Agency, NATO, and other international forums, and is the recipient of two Superior Honors Awards and a Group Meritorious Honors Award.

Dr. Yaffe was a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University’s John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies, Research Associate at Harvard’s Center for Science and International Affairs, and Peace Scholar at the U.S. Institute of Peace. He earned his Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania, his Masters from the London School of Economics, and his B.A. from the University of Massachusetts.

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