Former U.S. ambassador Daniel Kurtzer, the recipient of the 2017 Adlai Stevenson Award, was not optimistic that the United States could help the world through “the bully pulpit” because of a lack of respect from the international community. “The prerequisite for making that bully pulpit work is that we been seen as a leader internationally, that we be respected internationally,” Kurtzer said.
Bhatia-Gautier is a graduate of Stanford Law School and a recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship. As an undergraduate, Bhatia-Gautier concentrated in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy and International Affairs. He was a member of the Princeton Democratic Students Association and Student Council and participated in the student movement against apartheid in South Africa. This early political engagement carried over into a long career in American and Puerto Rican public service.
The Center for Jewish Life postponed of a talk with Tzipi Hotovely, Israel’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, on Sunday evening after drawing criticism from the Alliance of Jewish Progressives for “her racist, anti-Palestinian views.” On Monday, Chabad House announced that it would host the speaker instead.