CLEVELAND: Aaron David Miller, a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars since 2006, will speak about his first book The Much Too Promised Land: America's Elusive Search for Arab-Israeli Peace at noon on Friday, April 11, 2008, at The City Club of Cleveland.
In his book, Miller explores the following questions: Why has the world’s greatest superpower failed to broker, or impose, a solution in the Middle East? If a solution is possible, what would it take? And why after so many years of struggle and failure, with the entire region even more unsettled than ever, should Americans even care? Is Israel/Palestine really the “much too promised land?”
Between 2003 and 2006, Miller served as president of Seeds of Peace, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering young leaders from regions of conflict with the leadership skills required to advance coexistence and reconciliation.
From 1988 to 2003, Miller served at the Department of State as an adviser to six Secretaries of State, where he helped formulate U.S. policy on the Middle East and the Arab-Israel peace process, most recently as the senior adviser for Arab-Israeli negotiations. He also served as the deputy special Middle East coordinator for Arab-Israeli negotiations, senior member of the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff, in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, and in the Office of the Historian. He has received the Department’s Distinguished, Superior, and Meritorious Honor Awards.
A Cleveland native, Miller is the eldest son of Samuel H. and Ruth Ratner Miller.
Tickets are $18 for members and $30 for non-members. Lunch is included. They can be purchased by calling The City Club at 216.621.0082 or visiting the website at www.cityclub.org.