Middle East challenges topic of Palm Beach forum


Middle East affairs, national security, medical breakthroughs and progress in brain science will be the topics discussed at the Annual Leadership Education Forum presented by American Friends of the Hebrew University on Sunday, Jan. 14, at the Four Seasons Resort in Palm Beach.

Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer will deliver the keynote address, “Fork in the Road: Challenges Facing Israel and the United States in the Middle East.” Ambassador Kurtzer has served as the past U.S. ambassador to Israel and Egypt as well as the former deputy assistant secretary for Near Eastern Affairs.

Professor Asher Cohen, the new president of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, will deliver the opening address.

Dr. Yossi Tam, director of the Multidisciplinary Center on Cannabinoid Research, will deliver a speech on launching breakthroughs in human health.

The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and tickets are $180. Breakfast and lunch are included (dietary laws observed).

For reservations and a full itinerary of the day’s events, call Laura Abrams at (561) 750-8585 or go online to afhu.org/event/2018alef/.

Pictured above: Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer. Photo by Jon Roemer

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