Gil Hoffman, the chief political analyst for The Jerusalem Post, speaks about the quest for security, democracy and peace in the Middle East from 12:45-1:45 pm on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 in the McCormick Tribune Campus Center Ballroom. Lunch will be served.
Hoffman has interviewed every major figure across the Israeli political spectrum, has been interviewed by top media on six continents and is a regular analyst on CNN, Al-Jazeera and other news outlets. Called “the most optimistic man in Israel” by Israel Television, Hoffman’s writing and television appearances provide a behind the scenes look at the intrigue and humor in the Israeli political arena. Hoffman, who was raised in Chicago, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northwestern University’s School of Journalism and wrote for the Miami Herald and Arizona Republic before moving to Israel. A reserve soldier in the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit, he has lectured in nine countries and all 46 contiguous states not named Dakota. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife and two children.