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.