The Israel Dialogues
Gulliver’s Troubles – America and the Middle East Guest with Aaron David Miller
January 21 @ 12:00 pm
With gratitude to Helena and David Fine for their generous gift of sponsorship
The Israel Dialogues provides an opportunity to engage fundamental issues facing the country, its people, and the Jewish diaspora. Join experts from various backgrounds from around the world to discuss a range of topics focusing on the regional and international contexts and principal factors which affect Israel’s place in global affairs.
This week’s articles:
Aaron David Miller is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for Interna8onal Peace, focusing on U.S. foreign policy. He has written ﬁve books, including his most recent, The End of Greatness: Why America Can’t Have (and Doesn’t Want) Another Great President (Palgrave, 2014) and The Much Too Promised Land: America!s Elusive Search for Arab-Israeli Peace (Bantam, 2008). He received his Ph.D. in Middle East and U.S. diplomatic history from the University of Michigan in 1977.
Between 1978 and 2003, Miller served at the State Department as a historian, analyst, negotiator, and advisor to Republican and Democra8c secretaries of state, where he helped formulate U.S. policy on the Middle East and the Arab-Israel peace process, most recently as the senior advisor for Arab-Israeli negotiations. He also served as the deputy special Middle East coordinator for Arab-Israeli nego8a8ons, a senior member of the State Department!s policy planning staﬀ, in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, and in the oﬃce of the historian. He has received the department!s Dis8nguished, Superior, and Meritorious Honor Awards.
Miller is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and formerly served as a resident scholar at the Georgetown Center for Strategic and Interna8onal Studies. He has been a featured presenter at the World Economic Forum and leading U.S. universi8es. Between 2003 and 2006 he served as president of Seeds of Peace, a nonproﬁt organiza8on dedicated to empowering young leaders from regions of conﬂict with the leadership skills required to advance reconcilia8on and coexistence. From 2006 to 2019, Miller was a public policy scholar; vice president for new ini8a8ves, and director of the Middle East program at the Woodrow Wilson Interna8onal Center for Scholars.
Miller is a global aﬀairs analyst for CNN. His ar8cles have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Poli8co, Foreign Policy, USAToday, and CNN.com. He is a frequent commentator on NPR, BBC, and Sirius XM radio.