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Former Speechwriter for Ariel Sharon to Speak Jan. 11

The Union Board of Governors at Augustana College today announced that Gregory Levey, an author and former speechwriter for Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, will present “The Lighter Side of Diplomacy: A Conversation About the Situation in the Middle East and the U.S. Involvement,” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 11, in the Back Alley, located inside Augustana’s Morrison Commons. The event is free and open to the public.

Levey is the author of How to Make Peace in the Middle East in Six Months or Less Without Leaving Your Apartment and Shut Up, I’m Talking: And Other Diplomacy Lessons I Learned in the Israeli Government, both published by Simon and Schuster/Free Press.

He has written for Newsweek, Salon, The New Republic, The New York Post, The Globe and Mail, The Jerusalem Post, The National Post, The New Yorker’s Book Bench blog and others.

Interviews of Levy

After working as a speechwriter for the Israeli Government and serving as one of its delegates at the United Nations, Levey went on to serve as the senior foreign communications coordinator and English speechwriter for Israeli Prime Ministers Ariel Sharon and Ehud Olmert.

He currently serves as an assistant professor in Professional Communication at Ryerson University in Toronto.