Experts to Discuss Unrest in Mideast

April 7 Robbins-Wilf Scholar-in-Residence Program to Feature Foreign Relations Experts on “Toppling Middle East Dictators”

With widespread social and political unrest in the Middle East, Yeshiva University will host a discussion entitled “Toppling Middle East Dictators” featuring Bloomberg View Executive Editor James P. Rubin and New York Times Chief Washington Correspondent David E. Sanger. The lecture will be held on Thursday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Schottenstein Cultural Center, 239 East 34th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues.

The program is under the auspices of the Dr. Marcia Robbins-Wilf Scholar-in-Residence program at YU’s Stern College for Women. Dr. Robbins-Wilf, a founding member of the Stern College Board of Directors, established and funds the program, which brings top scholars, authors, artists and opinion makers to Stern College—offering students unique perspectives on the world.

James Rubin is executive editor of The Bloomberg View, president of the Atlantic Partnership U.S. and a commentator and lecturer on U.S. foreign policy and world affairs. He served as assistant secretary of state for public affairs under President Clinton and as chief spokesman for the State Department from 1997 to 2000. In 1998 Mr. Rubin was the recipient of Columbia University’s John Jay Award for Distinguished Professional Achievement and in 2000, he received the Distinguished Service Award, the State Department’s highest honor.

David Sanger is the chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times. He is known as one of the nation’s most lucid analysts of foreign policy, national security and the politics of globalization. Sanger twice won the Pulitzer Prize as a member of New York Times reporting teams.  His reporting on Iraq and the North Korea nuclear crisis won the Weintal Prize, one of the highest honors for foreign policy coverage.

Admission is free and open to the public with valid photo ID. To reserve a seat visit or call 212-868-4444.

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