Founder of Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace Lobby Group to Speak at Duke March 3

Jeremy Ben-Ami, president and founder of J-Street, to discuss 'two-state solution'

Jeremy Ben-Ami, president and founder of J-Street, a pro-Israel, pro-peace lobby group, will give the annual Rudnick Lecture at Duke University on Monday, March 3.  Ben-Ami's talk, "Paving the Path to a Two-State Solution," takes place at the Doris Duke Center at Sarah P. Duke Gardens. The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m., is free and open to the public. A public reception will follow.Ben-Ami has nearly 30 years of experience in government, politics and communications in the United States and in Israel. His political resume includes serving as President Bill Clinton's deputy domestic policy adviser in the mid-1990s. He was the communications director for the New Israel Fund and started the Israeli firm Ben-Or Communications while living in Israel in the late 1990s. Ben-Ami also spent nearly a decade working in New York City government on homeless housing development and helping to manage a mayoral campaign in 2001. He earned a law degree from New York University and is a graduate of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Relations at Princeton University.This event is made possible by the Rudnick Endowment and the efforts of the Duke Center for Jewish Studies and Office of Global Strategy and Programs. For more information, visit