SCHOLAR DR. RALPH NURNBERGER
UNDERSTANDING THE BALFOUR DECLARATION AND ITS LASTING IMPACT ON THE MIDDLE EAST
It is impossible to comprehend the current conflicts in the Middle East without an understanding of the Balfour Declaration as well as the other events that took place during World War I. Dr. Nurnburger’s presentation will cover the fascinating cast of characters involved in the secret negotiations and pledges, as well as how the results directly affect the current conflicts in the region.
Dr. Nurnberger taught history and international relations at Georgetown University for 38 years and received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Graduate School of Liberal Studies in 2003. He has served on the professional staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and was a legislative liaison for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). His articles have appeared in leading newspapers, including The Washington Post, The Miami Herald, The Los Angeles Times and numerous scholarly journals and magazines.