The Trustees of the

BALTIMORE COUNCIL ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Cordially Invite You to an Address by

 

Arthur C. Abramson, Ph. D.

Executive Director of The Baltimore Jewish Council, 1990 - 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Reception: 5:15 p.m. Address: 6:00 p.m.

WORLD TRADE CENTER BALTIMORE

Members: Free of Charge

 Guest of a Member: $10.00 Non-Member: $25.00

"Israel in the Shadow of the Next Administration"

The relationship with Israel has long been, and remains, a major part of American foreign policy.  It is important to both and each has an impact on the other.  Few scholars and practitioners have addressed the nature of that relationship as carefully, and for such a long time, as Arthur Abramson.  His Ph.D. dissertation at the University of California, Los Angeles, was on "The Formulation of American Foreign Policy towards the Middle East during the Truman Administration, 1945–1948”.  In his long career, he has continued studious and practical attention to that relationship over the course of eleven American administrations.  We are deeply interested in his extraordinarily well-grounded assessment of how that special relationship could be affected by the results of the upcoming American elections.

 

Dr. Abramson received his B.A. from Queens College, City University of New York, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles.  Prior to his twenty-six year tenure as the Executive Director of the Baltimore Jewish Council, he was Assistant Area Director for the American Jewish Committee in Los Angeles (where he also taught political science courses), the Washington State Area Director for the American Jewish Committee (3 years), and the Community Relations Director for the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston (7 years).  During his service to the Jewish community, he not only has experienced the complexity of the Israel-U.S. relationship, but also has remained a serious student of it.  We are fortunate to have Dr. Abramson share his thoroughly developed understanding with us.

 

It is indeed a pleasure to welcome Dr. Arthur C. Abramson to the Council.