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U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro '91 to speak to high school students at Brandeis

Daniel Shapiro '91, U.S. ambassador to Israel, will speak to high school students attending the Brandeis Young Leaders Conference on Israel Studies.

Daniel Shapiro ’91, the United States ambassador to Israel, will address students at the Young Leaders Conference on Israel Studies at Brandeis via video conference on Wednesday, June 29.

Shapiro, who has served in his post since July 2011, will speak to the students about relations between the U.S. and Israel, and field questions from attendees. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. EDT in the Mandel Center for the Humanities, room G03.

Brandeis alumni, members of the Brandeis National Committee and BOLLI participants are invited to attend.

The Brandeis Young Leaders Conference on Israel Studies brings together an elite group of high school students for an intensive five-day academic conference that provides them with a critical knowledge base of history, politics, culture and Israeli society. Gaining this fundamental knowledge is critical for student leaders who wish to participate seriously in conversations about the complexity of and challenges faced by Israel.

Members of the Brandeis community are also invited to attend “Herzl 48 St.,” presented by Israel Story, at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 27 in the Carl J. Shapiro Theater.

As the most common street in Israel, Herzl 48 St. represents Theodore Herzl, the father of Zionism, and 1948, the year of Israeli independence. Through film, radio style storytelling, live collage animation and music, “Herzl 48 St.” tells the story of some of the people who live and work at this same address across Israel.

Date: June 21, 2016