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Lecture: 'Red States, Blue States and Jewish State'

October 22, 2008 | by Wendy Leopold
EVANSTON, Ill. --- "Red States, Blue States and the Jewish State: The Israeli View of the American Presidential Election and Its Impact on Israel's Future" is the subject of a free, public lecture at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, at Northwestern University.

Gil Hoffman, chief political correspondent and analyst for The Jerusalem Post, will deliver the lecture in Room LR2 of the Technological Institute, 2145 Sheridan Road on Northwestern's Evanston campus. It is part of the Medill School's Crain Lecture Series.

Well connected to Israeli and Palestinian leaders, Hoffman has interviewed every major figure across the Israeli political spectrum. A regular analyst on CNN, Al-Jazeera and other news outlets, he has covered diplomatic issues, traveled with the Israeli Prime Minister and reported on Mideast peace efforts and other international developments.

Israel Television called Hoffman, a graduate of Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism and a native of Lincolnwood, "the most optimistic man in Israel." His writing and television appearances provide a behind-the-scenes look at the intrigue and humor in Israeli politics.

Hoffman was a journalist at the Miami Herald and Arizona Republic before moving to Israel. He has lectured across North America, Great Britain and Australia.

Hoffman's Northwestern lecture also is sponsored by Tannenbaum Chabad House, Students for Israel and the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest.

For further information about this presentation, call (847) 491-5401 or visit http://www.medill.northwestern.edu/calendar/medillcalendar.aspx.
Topics: Campus Life