Guiora to Discuss Impact of American Election on Middle East

On October 29, Amos Guiora, a professor of law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and retired lieutenant colonel in the Israel Defense Forces, will discuss the upcoming American presidential election and its likely effect on the Middle East.  The event will be held from 5:30 to 7:00 at the Park Meadows Country Club, 2000 Meadows Drive, in Park City.  Admission is free, but advance reservations are requested.  Dinner will be available after the lecture for a nominal fee.

Guiora is the author of numerous works on Middle Eastern policy, security, and international law and morality in armed conflict.  His books including Fundamentals of CounterterrorismConstitutional Limits on Coercive Interrogation, and Global Perspectives on Counterterrorism.  He served in senior positions for 19 years in the Israel Defense Forces Judge Advocate General’s Corp., and is frequently quoted as an expert by national and international news outlets.

In the evening event, Guiora will draw on his intimate knowledge of American and Israeli political environments, as well as recent conversations with Israeli government officials, members of the news media and policy makers in America and Israel.  He will address the future of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, the possible nuclearization of Iran, the future of the Israeli settlements in the West Bank, and the future of the Palestinian Authority.

Sponsored by the University of Utah Park City Institute and the Quinney College’s Global Justice Project, the lecture is part of an ongoing series by distinguished University of Utah faculty members in Park City and is designed to deepen and enhance the relationship between the U and the citizens of Summit County.

For more information, or to make a reservation for the October 29 event, call or email Cheri Daily, 801-581-5926;