Ambassador Oren to Deliver Keynote Address; Dr. Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller to Receive Presidential Medallion; Senator Joseph Lieberman to Deliver Invocation; Rabbi Haskel Lookstein Will Present the Benediction

Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Michael B. Oren, will deliver the keynote address at Yeshiva University’s (YU) 79th commencement ceremony at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Wednesday, May 26 at 11 a.m. Senator Joseph I. Lieberman (ID-CT) who was awarded an honorary doctorate from the university in 1989, will deliver the opening invocation and Rabbi Haskel Lookstein, spiritual leader of Cong. Kehilath Jeshurun, a 2008 honorary doctorate recipient, will present the closing benediction.

Ambassador Richard Holbrooke to Speak on “Discipline VS. Dissent” at Rabbi Arthur Schneier Center for International Affairs of Yeshiva University on January 24

Former UN Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke will speak on the conflicts facing diplomats and people of conscience in times of moral crisis when he keynotes an event sponsored by the Rabbi Arthur Schneier Center for International Affairs at Yeshiva University on Wednesday, January 24. The program begins at 8 p.m. at the Park East Synagogue, 164 East 68th St.