The American Jewish Committee will hold its annual meeting with keynote speaker Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal. Mr. Stephens will speak about the “The Middle East at its Crucible”.
Mr. Stephens writes the Journal's "Global View" column on foreign affairs, which runs every Tuesday in the U.S. and is also published in the European and Asian editions of the paper. He is a deputy editorial page editor, responsible for the editorial pages of the Asian and European editions of the paper, the columnists on foreign affairs, and the Far Eastern Economic Review. He previously worked for the paper as an op-ed editor in New York and as an editorial writer in Brussels for The Wall Street Journal Europe.
From March 2002 to October 2004 Mr. Stephens was editor-in-chief of The Jerusalem Post, a position he assumed at age 28. At the Post, he was responsible for the paper's news and editorial divisions. He also wrote a weekly column.
In 2004, Mr. Stephens was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, where he is also a media fellow.
Raised in Mexico City and educated at The University of Chicago and the London School of Economics,
Bret Stephens, foreign-affairs columnist of the Wall Street Journal, asserts that the Obama Administration fails to fully comprehend the implications of a conflict that transcends territorial dispute. Stephens believes that the Administration are quick to criticize Israel, but don't hold Palestine for their actions.