Amb. Serry has extensive experience in multilateral diplomacy and crisis management having served with both the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the U.N. In March 2015, he completed a seven-year assignment as the U.N. special coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, based in Jerusalem.
The Honorable George Mitchell, U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East Peace from January 2009 to May 2011, former U.S. Senator and Senate Majority Leader, delivered the opening keynote address at the 2013 Princeton Colloquium on Public and International Affairs.
The theme of the two day 2013 Colloquium is “Challenges to U.S.
Panelists will include Geneive Abdo, a fellow in the Middle East program at the Stimson Center, specializing in issues regarding modern Iran and political Islam and Bernard Haykel, a professor of Near Eastern Studies and director of the Institute for Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia at Princeton.
Ambassador Kurtzer served from 2001-2005 as the U.S. Ambassador to Israel and from 1997-2001 as U.S. Ambassador to Egypt. Throughout his career, Kurtzer was instrumental in formulating and executing U.S. policy toward the Middle East peace process. He crafted the 1988 peace initiative of Secretary of State George P.
Moderator: Griff Witte '00, Lecturer, the Council of the Humanities; Ferris Professor of Journalism, Princeton University; Deputy Foreign Editor, The Washington Post
Amaney Jamal, Associate Professor of Politics; Director, Mamdouha S.
Ryan C. Crocker MCF ’85, U.S. Foreign Service Career Ambassador
Introduction by L. Carl Brown, Garrett Professor in Foreign Affairs, Emeritus; Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Emeritus, Princeton University
William J. Burns, Deputy Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State
Introduction by Daniel Kurtzer, S. Daniel Abraham Professor in the Middle East Policy Studies; former U.S. Ambassador to Israel and Egypt