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Foreign-Policy Analyst and Military Historian Max Boot to Speak at Free Lecture

Max Boot, the Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow in National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, will be the featured speaker as part of the Dr. Bernard & Jeanette Gordon Halperin Memorial Lecture Series. Mr. Boot will appear on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 4:00pm in the Abess Sanctuary at Temple Israel, 137 NE 19th Street, Miami, Florida, 33132. The topic of his lecture will be Israelís Search for Security: From 1948 to Today.

Miami, FL, April 05, 2017 --( This lecture is being underwritten by the Halperin families who created the lecture series to honor and remember their parents Dr. Bernard Halperin and Jeanette Gordon Halperin.

“I have vivid memories of their passionate discussions about, among other things, Jewish culture, politics, movies, and books. Quite often, the most compelling lessons my parents taught me were sugar-coated with laughter,” said New York attorney Keith Halperin.

The first lecture held in 2016 focused on Jewish humor. Professor Joseph Epstein, an essayist, short story writer, and editor, spoke to a large, enthusiastic, and appreciative audience.

“After the inaugural lecture's success, we were tempted to continue with the happy chord and devote the entire lecture series to lighter cultural fare. However, we decided this would be a disservice to our parents. They loved to laugh, but they never wanted -- and never wanted us -- to shirk away from life's more complicated challenges,” said Keith Halperin.

“In that spirit, for the second season of lectures honoring Jeanie & Bernie Halperin, we could think of no better challenge to address than the Jewish state of Israel, a nation whose very existence continued to amaze my parents, and whose evolution never ceased to delight and to confound them.”

This year, each of three anticipated lectures will look at the modern state of Israel through a distinct lens -- and shall consider Israel's accomplishments and its challenges.

A frequent guest on MSNBC, Max Boot is an independent thinker who writes prolifically about history, defense strategy, and foreign affairs. Mr. Boot is far more than an accomplished historian. He is engaged in current foreign policy challenges and debates.

He is frequently called upon to advise national leaders with respect to defense and foreign policy matters. Most recently, he served as a foreign policy adviser to Senator Rubio’s 2016 campaign. Previously, Mr. Boot advised Senator John McCain and Mitt Romney. The New York Times has called him, "A master historian," and The Wall Street Journal has referred to him as, "A penetrating writer and thinker."

Max Boot is available for interviews. To schedule, please contact Jennifer Cohen at 954 482 3071. Headshots of Max Boot are available upon request.

About Max Boot

Max Boot is a military historian and foreign-policy analyst who has been called one of the “world’s leading authorities on armed conflict” by the International Institute for Strategic Studies. Max Boot’s latest book - The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam - is due out in early 2018 from Norton/Liveright. The Jeane J. Kirkpatrick senior fellow in national security studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, Max Boot is the author of three previous, widely acclaimed books: The Savage Wars of Peace: Small Wars and the Rise of American Power (2002), War Made New: Technology, Warfare, and the Course of History, 1500 to Today (2006), and, most recently, the New York Times best-seller Invisible Armies: The Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present (2013). Max Boot is also a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard, USA Today, and The Los Angeles Times, a blogger for Commentary, and a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and many other publications. Max Boot has advised military commanders in Iraq and Afghanistan, and his books have been assigned reading by the military services. Max Boot was a senior foreign policy adviser to John McCain in 2007-2008, a defense policy adviser to Mitt Romney in 2011-2012, and a foreign policy adviser to Marco Rubio in 2015-2016. Max Boot graduated from the University of California, Berkeley (BA, history, 1991) and Yale University (MA, history, 1992). Born in Moscow, he grew up in Los Angeles, and now lives in New York City.

About Temple Israel of Greater Miami:

Temple Israel of Greater Miami is a vibrant, caring, inclusive Reform congregation in Downtown Miami that is redefining Jewish life through our uniquely progressive approach to life-long learning, social justice and spirituality. This year marks the Temple’s 95th year of being a presence in the community.

Calendar Listing:

What: Lecture by Max Boot
When: 4pm, Sunday, April 30, 2017
Where: Temple Israel of Greater Miami, 137 NE 19th Street, Miami Florida 33132

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Isabel Montoto at 305-573-5900.
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Jennifer Cohen
Isabel Montoto

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