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White House adviser under Jimmy Carter to deliver Lefkowitz Lecture in Jewish Studies

Alfred University | 10/01/18

Stuart Eizenstat
Stuart Eizenstat

Stuart Eizenstat, who served as chief domestic policy adviser for four years under former President Jimmy Carter, and who continues to serve as a White House special adviser, will deliver the Alfred University’s 2018 Lefkowitz Lecture in Jewish Studies, Wednesday, Oct. 10.


ALFRED, NY – Stuart Eizenstat, who served as chief domestic policy adviser for four years under former President Jimmy Carter, and who continues to serve as a White House special adviser, will deliver the Alfred University’s 2018 Lefkowitz Lecture in Jewish Studies, Wednesday, Oct. 10.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center.

From 1977 to 1981, Eizenstat was President Carter’s chief domestic policy adviser and executive director of the White House Domestic Policy Staff. His recent book, President Carter: The White House Years, has received unanimous acclaim from writers across the political spectrum.

An up-close insider’s view of the government at its highest levels, the Washington Post raved of the book: “Eizenstat offers a compelling narrative filled with colorful stories about events [and] offers fly-on-the-wall accounts of how the big battles of those years unfolded. Eizenstat provides a deep inside-the-White House perspective…Political junkies and presidential-history buffs will love this book. Eizenstat has succeeded in showing that the Carter presidency had a huge impact on American political life…Regardless of what readers think of Carter's legacy, the book will interest anyone who wants to learn about a president who took the job of governance seriously.”

During the lecture, Eizenstat will discuss the epochal Camp David accords – a major effort to make peace for Israel and other countries in the Middle East -- and offer other views as a presidential insider about Israel and American politics.

Free dinner meals, provided by Alfred University’s Office of University Advancement, will be available to students in the area outside of Nevins Theater an hour before the lecture. Free copies of Eizenstat’s book will be available and a reception will follow at which he will be signing copies of his book.