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|Pathways to Peace: An Evening with Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer|
|Date||Thursday November 07|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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|Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lakes St., San Francisco, CA 94118|
Join J Street SF Bay Area for a lecture on America's role in the Middle East by Daniel Kurtzer, former US Ambassador to Israel and Egypt.
About Ambassador Kurtzer: Following a 29-year career in the U.S. Foreign Service, Daniel Kurtzer retired in 2005 with the rank of Career-Minister. From 2001-2005 he served as the United States Ambassador to Israel and from 1997-2001 as the United States Ambassador to Egypt. Throughout his career, Kurtzer was instrumental in formulating and executing US policy toward the Middle East peace process. He crafted the 1988 peace initiative of Secretary of State George P. Shultz, and in 1991 served as a member of the U.S. peace team that brought about the Madrid Peace Conference. Subsequently, he served as coordinator of the multilateral peace negotiations and as the U.S. Representative in the Multilateral Refugee Working Group. Kurtzer received several of the U.S. Government's most prestigious awards, including the President's Distinguished Service Award, the Department of State Distinguished Service Award, the National Intelligence Community's Award for Achievement, and the Director General of the Foreign Service Award for Political Reporting.