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Top U.S. Political Scientist Prof. Larry Diamond (Stanford, Hoover) to Speak at Hebrew University on May 2

Called on U.S. to intervene in Syria; available for media interviews May 2
01/05/2013

Prof. Larry Diamond, a pre-eminent U.S. political scientist at Stanford University and the Hoover Institution, will speak at the international conference of the Israeli Political Science Association at the Hebrew University on May 2. (Conference agenda is available in Hebrew at http://www.ispsa.org/site/pirsum/sefer-kenes2013-ispsa_final.pdf.)

In a widely-read April 25 piece for The Atlantic, Prof. Dimaond called on the U.S. to intervene in SyriaDiamond wrote that more than two years into the Syrian uprising, America's policy to "lead from behind" has only prolonged the bloodshed, and international intervention — led by the U.S. — is urgently needed to end a civil war that has fueled a refugee crisis and intensified regional insecurity.

Prof. Diamond will be available for media interviews on May 2 from 11 a.m. onwards. To schedule an interview, contact pressoffice [at] savion.huji.ac.il. 

Prof. Larry Diamond is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and at Stanford university. He has advised the World Bank, the United Nations, the U.S. State Department, the National Endowment for Democracy, the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad, and other governmental and nongovernmental agencies. He co-coordinates the Hoover Institution Project on Democracy in Iran and was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations' Independent Task Force on United States Policy toward Arab Reform. In 2007 he was named “Teacher of the Year” by the Associated Students of Stanford University, and was cited for fostering dialogue between Jewish and Muslim students.

 

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Top U.S. Political Scientist Prof. Larry Diamond (Stanford, Hoover) to Speak at Hebrew University on May 2