The Baker/Hamilton Commission
and its Implications for Arab-Israeli Peace 

TOWN HALL CONFERENCE CALL
with Mara Rudman (bio)

Sunday, December 10 at 2:00 PM ET (1 CT/12 MT/11 PT)

The Baker/Hamilton Commission, formally known as the Iraq Study Group, is scheduled to release its report next Wednesday, December 6.  There have been many predictions of what policy proposals it will contain, but it does seem very likely to call on the U.S. to engage with Iran and Syria, and may even call for a renewed U.S.-led Arab-Israeli peace initiative.

Join Brit Tzedek for a call with Mara Rudman, former deputy national security advisor to President Clinton, to discuss the implications of the Commission's report on Arab-Israeli peace.

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SPEAKER BIO

Mara Rudman is currently a Senior Partner at Quorum Strategies - an internationally focused strategic consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. - Mara Rudman has years of experience in government and the private sector. She served most recently as Senior Vice President for Strategic Planning at the Center for American Progress, where she remains a Senior Fellow, focusing on national security and foreign policy issues, with a particular emphasis on the Middle East. Earlier, she was Counselor, Vice President, and General Counsel at The Cohen Group.

Previously, she was deputy national security advisor to President Clinton where she coordinated and directed activities within the National Security Council and among the various federal departments and agencies with defense and foreign policy responsibilities, and in that capacity, played a role on Middle East peace efforts. From 1993-1997, she worked as chief counsel to the House International Relations Committee Chairman Lee Hamilton. Prior to her committee positions, Rudman was a litigation associate at Hogan & Hartson. Early in her career, Rudman clerked for the Honorable Stanley Marcus, now of the Eleventh Circuit, in the Southern District of Florida.

Rudman serves on the board of advisors of the Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College, as a member of the Aspen Institute Middle East Strategy Group, and as an Aspen Institute Crown Fellow. She is also a frequent media commentator, appearing on CNN, FOX, BBC, NPR, and in print media. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College summa cum laude and her Juris Doctorate cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she was the editor-in-chief of the Harvard Human Rights Journal.


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