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LEVY FORUM for Open Discourse

Dedicated to fostering a spirit of fearless inquiry into the most urgent social and political topics of our times.
  • Dates

    March 2, 2023

  • Time

    5:00 PM Reception
    6:00 PM Presentation

  • Location

    Palm Beach Synagogue

    120 North County Road
    Palm Beach, FL 33480

Walter Russell Mead
Walter Russell Mead
James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities at Bard College and a columnist for the Wall Street Journal.
Mead Book

LEVY FORUM for Open Discourse
Walter Russell Mead, author of:
The Arc of the Covenant: the United States, Israel, and the Fate of the Jewish People

Henry Kissinger: “The Arc of a Covenant is an extraordinary contribution to the growing literature on the complexities and opportunities of U.S. foreign policy in Europe and the Middle East.”

George Will: “Walter Russell Mead is today’s most penetrating writer on geopolitics because he also is an extraordinarily accomplished historian.”

Niall Ferguson: “No writer on the complexities of American foreign policy is better at getting to the heart of the matter than Walter Russell Mead.”

Please join us on Thursday March 2, 2023 at the Palm Beach Synagogue (120 North County Road) for this exciting and important event. Wall Street Journal columnist and Bard College Professor Walter Russell Mead will speak about his 2022 book, The Arc of a Covenant: The United States, Israel, and the Fate of the Jewish People, and answer questions from the audience.

Professor Mead is just now returning from Israel, where he participated in a wide-ranging interview  at the Tikvah Fund’s Hertog Forum with Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu on the history of the U.S.-Israel alliance, Israel’s role in global affairs, and the Arab-Israeli peace process. 

This is the third and final event of the inaugural season of the Levy Forum for Open Discourse. My wife Karen and I are delighted now to have a home in Palm Beach and to support this forum for the community, where we can have fearless discussion of the most urgent social and political topics of our times. We hope you can join us next week for this special event!

— Paul Levy

Admission is free, but please register here to reserve a place.

The reception will begin at 5:00 pm, with the lecture and discussion to follow at 6:00

Paul Levy is the founder and managing director of JLL Partners, and Karen Levy is a trustee of Rockefeller University. Their philanthropy spans healthcare, the arts, Jewish Studies, and especially education. Mr. Levy is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni. The Levys reside in Palm Beach.


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