Webinar – “Reaching For The Heights.”
You are invited to a Webinar conversation with Ambassador Frederic Hoff.
Reaching For The Heights.
A discussion of Netanyahu, Assad, and other key actors paint a picture of what may have been an opportunity lost – both for peace and for Syria’s strategic reorientation away from Iran – when the President of Syria opted to use deadly force against demonstrators peacefully protesting police brutality. U.S. President Barack Obama’s decision not to confront Assad directly about the impossibility of mediating peace while the Syrian government made war on its citizens may have inadvertently sealed matters.
You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: May 19, 2022 06:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
Presenter: Frederic C. Hoff was the chief architect and mediator of the 2009–11 US initiative to broker peace between Israel and Syria. This mission was the culmination of Hof’s nearly three decades of public service, which began as a US Army officer in Vietnam and continued at the State Department. After a period in the private sector, he returned to the State Department, where, in 2012, he was awarded the rank of ambassador by President Obama. In 2018, after five years at the Atlantic Council, Hof was named the inaugural Diplomat-in-Residence at Bard College in upstate New York, where he resides with his wife, Brenda. Hof is the recipient of the Purple Heart and numerous other awards from the Department of Defense and the State Department.