Noted Mideast negotiator and scholar to speak at the Nott

Publication Date

Aaron David Miller, Middle East analyst, author and negotiator who served in the Department of State for two decades, will give the annual Anwar Sadat Memorial Lecture at the Nott Memorial on Thursday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m.

“Gulliver’s Troubles: Obama and the New Middle East” is sponsored by the Department of History and Jewish Studies.

It is free and open to the public.

Miller is currently vice president for New Initiatives and a Distinguished Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., where he’s finishing his fifth book, “Can America Have Another Great President?”

From 1978-2003, Miller was an analyst, negotiator and adviser on Middle Eastern issues to six Republican and Democratic secretaries of state. He participated in American efforts to broker agreements between Israel, Jordan, Syria and the Palestinians.

Between 2003 and 2006, he was president of Seeds of Peace, an internationally recognized program in conflict resolution and coexistence for young people from regions of conflict.

Miller’s books include The Much Too Promised Land: America’s Elusive Search for Arab-Israeli Peace (Bantam Books, 2008). His articles have appeared in the Washington Post, New York Times and Los Angeles Times. His column, “Reality Check,” appears weekly in Foreign Policy magazine. He is a frequent commentator on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and NPR.

He is on the U.S. Advisory Council of Israel Policy Forum.