April 25, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. Jared Kushner, the senior advisor to President Donald Trump, will be the keynote speaker of the Washington Institute's 2019 Soref Symposium dinner, the research institution announced today.
The on-the-record event, "Inside the Trump Administration's Middle East Peace Effort: A Conversation With Jared Kushner," will take place on Thursday, May 2, at 6:45 p.m. Kushner will be interviewed by Institute executive director Robert Satloff.
Media representatives who wish to cover the event should send a request to media relations associate Erika Naegeli at [email protected] or call 202-230-9550. The Institute will confirm each representative before the event. No one will be admitted to the room without prior approval. Video cameras should be in place no later than 5:30. Entrance will be denied after 6:30.
Since becoming the President's senior advisor, Kushner has traveled extensively in the Middle East and has met numerous times with the region's key leaders. He has been present for major Middle East policy decisions, including moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and the U.S. recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. He has been central to the development of the administration’s Israeli-Palestinian peace plan.
About The Washington Institute: The Washington Institute is an independent, nonpartisan research institution funded exclusively by U.S. citizens that seeks to advance a balanced and realistic understanding of American interests in the Middle East and to promote the policies that secure them. Drawing on the research of its fellows and the experience of its policy practitioners, the Institute promotes informed debate and scholarly research on U.S. policy in the region.
Media Contact : Erika Naegeli, 202-452-0650, email.