Halperin Memorial Lecture

Event details

  • January 7, 2018
  • 1:00 pm
  • Bertha Abess Sanctuary, Temple Israel of Greater Miami
  • 305-573-5900
  • $FreeRegistration

A Path to Peace: A Way Forward in the Middle East 

A Discussion with  Senator George J. Mitchell  and Alon Sachar 

January 7, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.

Senator George Mitchell has had a long and distinguished career. Now chairman emeritus, he served for several years as chairman of DLA Piper. Prior to this, he served as a federal judge; as majority leader of the United States Senate; as chairman of peace negotiations in Northern Ireland, which resulted in an agreement that ended an historic conflict; and most recently as US special envoy for peace in the Middle East. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1999. In 2008, Time Magazine described him as “One of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.”

Senator Mitchell is the author of five books. His most recent books include a memoir,The Negotiator: Reflections on an American Life, published in May 2015, and A Path To Peace, published in November 2016.

Alon Sachar has worked to advance Middle East peace under the Bush and Obama administrations. He served as an advisor to the US Ambassador to Israel, Daniel B. Shapiro, in Tel Aviv from 2011 to 2012 and to President Obama’s special envoy for peace in the Middle East, George J. Mitchell, from 2009 to 2011. From 2006 to 2009, he served in the State Department’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, focusing on the US bilateral relationships with Israel and the Palestinians, as well as on Arab-Israeli relations. Sachar has also worked out of the US Consulate in Jerusalem, which serves as the US diplomatic mission to the Palestinians. Today, Sachar is a lawyer based in California, where he was born and raised.

Co-Sponsored by The Dr. M. Lee Pearce Chair in Middle East Peace Studies and the Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies at the University of Miami