Michael Oren, the Israeli ambas­sador to the U.S., will visit North­eastern Uni­ver­sity later this month to deliver a lec­ture enti­tled, “Per­spec­tives on the U.S.-Israeli Relationship.”

The event, spon­sored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Global Rela­tions, will be held on Tuesday, April 17, at 12:30 p.m. in Blackman Auditorium.

Oren has received fel­low­ships from the U.S. Depart­ments of State and Defense, and from the British and Cana­dian gov­ern­ments. For­merly, he was the Lady Davis Fellow of Hebrew Uni­ver­sity, a Moshe Dayan Fellow at Tel-​​Aviv Uni­ver­sity and a Dis­tin­guished Fellow at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem. He has also served as a vis­iting pro­fessor at Har­vard, Yale and Georgetown.

An accom­plished author and an avid his­to­rian, Oren’s two most recent books — “Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East” and “Power, Faith, and Fan­tasy: America in the Middle East, 1776 to the Present” — were both New York Times best­sellers. His work has also earned him the Los Angeles Times’ His­tory Book of the Year prize, a National Council of the Human­i­ties Award and the National Jewish Book Award. He has also written exten­sively for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The New Republic, where he was a con­tributing editor.

In an article he wrote enti­tled “The Ulti­mate Ally” that appeared in For­eign Policy mag­a­zine last year, Oren out­lined the lengthy his­tory of coop­er­a­tion and part­ner­ship between Israel and the US, writing that “Israelis have always stood by (Amer­i­cans), ready to share tech­nology, intel­li­gence, and inno­va­tion — ready to aid them in con­flict and to make the painful sac­ri­fices for peace.”