[act-ma] The Israel Lobby Cambridge Forum Oct 29

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Press Release

In March 2006, John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt published an article entitled “The Israel Lobby” in the London Review of Books that ignited a storm of controversy. They argued that a group of pro-Israel activists was manipulating U. S. foreign policy to benefit the state of Israel at the expense of the United States’ own national interests.   Publication of a book length study developing their proposition has done little to calm the rhetoric of their critics or their defenders.  What evidence do Mearsheimer and Walt point to in backing up their claim that the “Israel Lobby” is guiding policy decisions in Washington?  What changes do they recommend to align U.S. Middle Eastern policy with the nation’s genuine interests abroad?  These are questions that John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt address as they discuss their controversial book The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy at Cambridge Forum, Monday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m.

John Mearsheimer is the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science and the codirector of the Program on International Security at the University of Chicago.  Among his previous books is The Tragedy of Great Power Politics.

Stephen Walt is the Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and served as the academic dean of the Kennedy School from 2002 to 2006.   He is the author of Taming American Power: The Global Response, among other books.

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