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The Future of Israel and the Middle East

Join Benjamin Begin at the Athenaeum on Monday, March 6, when he discusses the future of Israel and the Middle East. Begin is the son of Menachem Begin, the former prime minister of Israel who shared the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in the historic Camp David accords. Benjamin Begin currently serves as a member of the Regular Knesset and is considered one of the bright young leaders of the Likud party.

Begin holds a Ph.D. in geology from the University of Colorado, and was employed with the geological survey in Jerusalem from 1965-75. He then served with the regular army before returning to the survey. Of his six children, two daughters have served in the army, and one son is currently enlisted. His background ensures an informed and unique perspective on the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Dr. Begin's presentation follows a 5:30 reception and 6:00 dinner. It is part of a series sponsored by the Athenaeum and the Keck Center, and has been funded by a grant from the Henry M. Jackson Foundation.