Former U.S. Ambassador Dennis Ross to Visit Campus

April 15, 2022
Submitted By: Lisa Langsner

University of Hartford Hillel and the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies are honored to welcome former U.S. ambassador Dennis Ross to the University of Hartford for two events on April 20, 2022. 

Event #1:

An intimate seminar for students, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Hawk’s Nest, University Commons

Sign up here. 

Join Ambassador Ross for a personal discussion for students detailing his role in the Middle East peace process and answering student questions. Kosher for Passover lunch will be available for all participants, free of charge.

Event #2:

Registration requested – please email to register for this event.

Israel’s Role in Current World Affairs, 12:45 p.m.-2 p.m., Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies, Harry Jack Gray Center

Ambassador Ross will discuss current world events, and Israel’s unique role with Dr. Amy Weiss, Director, Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies and Maurice Greenberg Chair of Judaic Studies; Amy Schoenecker, Assistant Professor, Politics, Economics, and International Studies; and Steven Rosenthal, Department Chair, History and Philosophy. This event is open to all faculty and staff.


Ambassador Ross is a high-profile diplomat who served as the Director of Policy Planning in the State Department under President George H. W. Bush, the special Middle East coordinator under President Clinton, and was a special adviser for the Persian Gulf and Southwest Asia to the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. A highly skilled diplomat, Ambassador Ross was U.S. point man on the peace process in both the George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton administrations. He was instrumental in assisting Israelis and Palestinians to reach the 1995 Interim Agreement; he also successfully brokered the 1997 Hebron Accord, facilitated the 1994 Israel-Jordan peace treaty, and intensively worked to bring Israel and Syria together.


For more information, contact Lisa Langsner at or Dr. Amy Weiss at