Fall 2008 Lecture Series
contact Cornelia Tsakiridou (215-951-1558).
All events of the Diplomat-In-Residence Program are free and
open to the public.
ASAF ROMIROWSKY is the Manager of Israel and Middle East Affairs at the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia as well as an Adjunct Scholar at the Middle East Forum. Mr. Romirowsky, is a former Israel Defense Force (IDF) International Relations liaison officer in the West Bank, currently serves as an IDF reserve liaison officer to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. He holds a B.A. in Middle East Affairs and Contemporary Jewish History and from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an M.A. in International Relations and Middle East Affairs from Villanova University, where he focused on the differences and similarities between the Mitchell Report in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and the Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland.
In addition, he earned another M.A. in Holocaust and Genocide Studies from West Chester University. He is currently a PhD candidate at Kings College London, focusing onUNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) documenting when and how they lost their humanitarian integrity as a UN agency.Mr. Romirowsky has published numerous scholarly journal articles, national newspaper editorials, and magazine features. Mr. Romirowsky has traveled widely in Egypt, Turkey, Jordan, Tunisia, Israel, and the Palestinian Territorie
"American Foreign Policy
and Moderate Muslims:
A Trip to Tunisia”
Thursday, October 30, 2008
(12:30 - 1:45 p.m.)
Location: Dunleavy Room
Strategically located in the central Mediterranean, Tunisia is described as a moderate and non-alligned state that gained its independence from France in 1956. Pursuing progressive social policies, Tunisia today has a higher standard of living than its northern African neighbors. Following a recent trip to Tunisia, Asaf Romirowsky, an expert on Middle East Affairs and Manager of Israel and Middle East Affairs at the Jewish Federation Philadelphia, discusses his impressions and assessment of Tunisia's promise as a model for other Muslim nations in the region.