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The Israel Lobby and the Prospects for Middle East Peace

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Stephen M. Walt is the Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Affairs at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He is a contributing editor at Foreign Policy magazine, co-editor of the Cornell Studies in Security Affairs, and cochair of the editorial board of the journal International Security.

Professor Walt is the author of numerous articles and books on international relations, national security policy, and U.S. foreign policy. His books include The Origins of Alliances (Cornell, 1987), which received the 1988 Edgar S. Furniss National Security Book Award, and Taming American Power: The Global Response to U.S. Primacy (W.W. Norton, 2005), which was a finalist for the Lionel Gelber International Affairs Book Award and the Arthur Ross Book Prize. His most recent book, The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy (co-authored with John J. Mearsheimer and published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux) was a New York Times best-seller and has been translated into more than twenty languages.

The presentation is cosponsored by the University of Vermont (UVM) Departments of Political Science, Geography, and History, the UVM Middle East Studies Program, and Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel.

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