Israeli Ambassador To Speak In Kansas

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Israel's ambassador to the United States is delivering the latest Landon Lecture at Kansas State University.

The speech by Michael Oren, titled "Israel, The Ultimate Ally," was scheduled for midmorning Tuesday at the Student Union.

Oren was appointed Israel's ambassador to Washington in 2009. He was born in upstate New York and grew up in New Jersey, then moved in Israel in 1979. He holds multiple degrees from Columbia and Princeton universities.

He has written several books. The last two are "Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East from 1776 to the Present" and "Six Days of War," which were both New York Times best-sellers.

Oren's appearance at Kansas State comes as the U.S. makes changes in its foreign policy team, including new secretaries of state and defense.

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