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STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL FOR NEAR EASTERN AFFAIRS TO SPEAK AT POINT PARK ON FEB. 4

 STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL FOR NEAR EASTERN AFFAIRS TO SPEAK
 AT POINT PARK ON FEB. 4
 PITTSBURGH, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Daniel Charles Kurtzer, deputy assistant secretary of state for near eastern and south Asian affairs, will speak at Point Park College on Tuesday, Feb. 4, from 3-4:15 p.m., in the Hopkins Auditorium, second floor, Thayer Hall, it was announced today.
 A career Foreign Service officer, Kurtzer was appointed to his current position in June, 1989. His responsibilities include the Middle East peace process, U.S. bilateral relations with Israel and Egypt, and Palestinian affairs.
 A native of Elizabeth, N.J., Kurtzer received a B.A. from Yeshiva University and an M.A., M.Phil, Middle East Certificate and Ph.D. from Columbia University.
 He was commissioned into the Foreign Service in 1976, assigned to the Bureau of International Organization Affairs.
 Kurtzer took a leave of absence from the State Department in 1977 to accept an appointment as dean of Yeshiva College. He returned to the State Department in 1979, and was assigned as first secretary for political affairs at the American Embassy in Cairo.
 Kurtzer returned to Washington in 1986 to become deputy director of the Office of Egyptian Affairs. In 1987 he was appointed a member of the secretary of state's Policy Planning Staff, where he served as a speechwriter for the secretary of state and advisor to the secretary and assistant secretary for near eastern affairs on issues relating to the Middle East peace process.
 Kurtzer has twice been awarded Department of State's Superior Honor Award. He also received the award of the director general of the Foreign Service for political reporting in 1985.
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 /CONTACT: Ginny Frizzi of Point Park College, 412-392-3987/ CO: Point Park College ST: Pennsylvania IN: SU: PER


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