Thursday, April 12, 2012

Political Correspondent to discuss Middle East 'Peace, Politics, and Plutonium'

WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield is hosting a lecture by Gil Hoffman, chief political correspondent for the Jerusalem Post and a regular analyst on CNN. Hoffman will discuss ‘Peace, Politics, and Plutonium: An insider's look at the quest for security, democracy and peace in the Middle East.’

WHEN: Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Brookens Auditorium on the lower level of Brookens Library at UIS

DETAILS: Well-connected to Israeli and Palestinian leaders, Hoffman has interviewed every major figure across the Israeli political spectrum, has been interviewed by top media on six continents and is a regular analyst on CNN, Al-Jazeera and other news outlets.

Called “The most optimistic man in Israel” by Israel Television, Hoffman’s writing and TV appearances provide a behind the scenes look at the intrigue and humor in the Israeli political arena.

Hoffman, who was raised in Chicago, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northwestern University’s School of Journalism and wrote for the Miami Herald and Arizona Republic before moving to Israel. A reserve soldier in the IDF Spokesman’s Unit, he has lectured in seven countries and 37 states.

This event is sponsored by the Living Word Bible Study Club at UIS, who recently took on a bold initiative to partner with the Jewish United Fund. UIS co-sponsors include the Office of International Programs and the Diversity Center. Community support is being provided by the Jewish Federation of Springfield.

For more information, contact Danielle Stanley at

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