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A Conversation with Political Journalist: Gil Hoffman
Moderated by Brown University students Ilana Emanuel and Ivy Scott, this event provides students from across New England a rare opportunity to learn directly about political journalism, international affairs, and Middle Eastern politics through the eyes of veteran reporter and chief political correspondent and analyst for the Jerusalem Post, Gil Hoffman.

Hoffman, a well-known Israeli journalist, is a routine political analyst for CNN, Al-Jazeera, and other significant news outlets. Known as "the most optimistic man in Israel," Hoffman is known for providing his readers a behind-the-scenes look into Israeli politics via his connections to Israeli and Palestinian figures from across the political spectrum. Leading media have interviewed Hoffman on six continents, and Hoffman has lectured about Israel in all 50 U.S. States.

This event is available for students, university faculty, and members of the press. Students are welcome to submit questions in advance via the registration form for consideration. An audience Q&A (for students) will be offered after the interview portion of the program.

This event is generously co-sponsored by 16 universities, university departments, and student organizations from across all New England States.

Apr 12, 2021 04:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Gil Hoffman
Chief Political Correspondent & Analyst @The Jerusalem Post
Well-connected to Israeli and Palestinian leaders, Gil 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 provides a behind the scenes look at the intrigue and humor in the Israeli political arena. He 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 every major English-speaking country in the world, more than half the Canadian provinces, and recently made history in Hawaii by becoming the first speaker to have lectured about Israel in all 50 US states. He lives with his family in Jerusalem.