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Schwalb Center for Jewish and Israel Studies
2013 Phil and Ruth Sokolof Lecture

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
UNO Thompson Alumni Center, 7 PM

Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat
Professor, Author, & Advisor to Three Presidents
Attorney at Law, Head of International Practice, Covington & Burling LLP

"The Future of Jews: How Global Forces are Impacting the Jewish People, Israel, and Its Relationship with the United States"

Courtesy of UNO Television

Eizenstat Ambassador Stuart E. Eizenstadt has served in senior leadership positions in three U.S. administrations, including as Chief Domestic Policy Adviser in the Carter Administration, and Under Secretary of State, Deputy Secretary of the Treasury and as U.S. Ambassador to the European Union in the Clinton Administration. He has played a leadership role in the Jewish community, most recently as the co-chairman of the Jewish People Policy Institute in Jerusalem. He successfully negotiated major agreements totaling over $8 billion with Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France and other European countries on behalf of victims of the Holocaust and Nazi regime during World War II.  His book on those events, Justice: Looted Assets, Slave Labor, and the Unfinished Business of World War II, was translated into four languages. He hasreceived seven honorary doctorate degrees and more than 100 awards from organizations and from the United States, French, German, Austrian, Belgium, and Israeli governments.  His current book is The Future of the Jews:  How Global Forces are Impacting the Jewish People, Israel, and Its Relationship with the United States.

The Sokolof Lecture is sponsored by the UNO Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies, the UNO College of Arts and Sciences, Rich and Fran Juro, The Jewish Federation of Omaha and the University of Nebraska Foundation. For further information, contact Dr. Moshe Gershovich, Director, Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies at UNO, 402-554-3175.

 

 

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