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Mideast Expert, Aaron David Miller, to Speak at the College on October 14

Noted author will present “Obama, McCain and the Pursuit of Arab-Israeli Peace”

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

Mr. Miller’s presentation is entitled “Obama, McCain and the Pursuit of Arab-Israeli Peace.” After his remarks, Mr. Miller will answer questions from the audience and then sign copies of his book, which will be on sale. This event is free and open to the public. Visitors without college parking permits may park in any Rockville campus lot marked for students or for visitors any time between 1:30 and 4 p.m. on the day of the presentation.

For more than two decades Mr. Miller was in 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. Mr. Miller’s other positions in the State Department included 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.

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

For more information on Mr. Miller and his book, visit For further information on his presentation, contact Elkin Taylor at 301-229-9270 or

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