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Date: September 26, 2008
Media Contacts: Elizabeth Homan, 240-567-7970; Marcus Rosano, 240-567-4022

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Mideast Expert, Aaron David Miller, to Speak at MC's Science East Building, October 14
Noted author will speak about "Obama, McCain and the Pursuit of Arab-Israeli Peace"

Attention Editors: Note the change of venue to the Science East Building, Room 119.

Aaron David Miller, noted author of “The Much Too Promised Land: America’s Elusive Search for Arab-Israeli Peace” will speak at Montgomery College’s Rockville Campus on Tuesday, October 14 from 2–3:15 p.m. in Room 119 of the Science East Building. Miller will talk on the issue of "Obama, McCain and the Pursuit of Arab-Israeli Peace."

The book, “The Much Too Promised Land: America’s Elusive Search for Arab-Israeli Peace,” will be on sale at the event and Mr. Miller will be available to sign copies following the lecture. This event is free and open to the public.

For more than two decades, Miller served the U.S. Department of State as an adviser to six secretaries of state, specializing in American policy toward the Middle East and on Arab-Israeli negotiations. Most recently he was Senior Advisor for Arab-Israeli Negotiations. Miller also held the positions of Deputy Special Middle East Coordinator for Arab-Israeli Negotiations and Senior Member of the Policy Planning Staff. He has received the Department’s Distinguished, Superior, and Meritorious Honor Awards.

After leaving the State Department, Miller served for three years as president of Seeds of Peace, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering young leaders from regions of conflict with leadership skills required to advance reconciliation and coexistence. Since January 2006, Mr. Miller has been a Public Policy Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Mr. Miller received his Ph.D. in American Diplomatic and Middle East History from the University of Michigan in 1977. In 1982-83, he served as a Council of Foreign Affairs fellow and resident scholar at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. 

Montgomery College’s Rockville Campus is located at 51 Mannakee Street in Rockville. Parking is available in any of the visitor or student parking spaces on the day of this event. For directions or a map of the campus, visit www.montgomerycollege.edu/maps.

For more information on Mr. Miller and his book, visit www.muchtoopromisedland.com/. For further information on this event, contact Elkin Taylor at 301-229-9270 or prof_etaylor@verizon.net.


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