The Hudson Institute and Touro College to Hold Media Availability with Keynote Speakers on Thurs., Sept. 21, 2011, from 10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. ET AND 2:40 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET

Sep 21, 2011, 19:44 ET from Hudson Institute and Touro College

John Bolton, Dore Gold, Elie Wiesel, Alan Dershowitz, Jon Voight & Mike Huckabee and Others to be Available for Media Comment about U.N. Breaking News at New York City's Millennium UN Plaza Hotel

NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Hudson Institute, a nonpartisan research institute, and the Touro College Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust, will host a daylong "counter conference" on Thursday, September 22, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Millennium UN Plaza Hotel.

WHO: Speakers will include prominent foreign policy experts, intellectuals, human rights advocates and leading government officials, including (but not limited to):

-- Harvard Professor Alan Dershowitz
-- Former Israeli Ambassador to the UN Dore Gold
-- Former U.S. ambassador to the UN John Bolton
-- Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Elie Wiesel
-- Academy Award Winning Actor Jon Voight
-- Renowned African American author and documentary filmmaker Shelby Steele
-- Former New York Mayor Ed Koch
-- World Jewish Congress President Ron Lauder
-- Canadian Minister Jason Kenney
-- Former Governor and Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee.
(For speakers' list, see www.DurbanWatch.com)

WHAT: Two opportunities (A.M. and P.M.) for reporters to attend media availabilities for react to breaking news at the United Nations, including the Palestinian's unilateral bid for UN-backed statehood and the Iranian President's assault on America and Israel.  

WHEN: (see below)

10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m., Thurs., Sept. 22 – Media Availability
Informal Q & A with John Bolton, Elie Wiesel, Alan Dershowitz, Ron Lauder and other distinguished speakers about breaking developments at the UN meeting.

2:40 p.m.3:00 p.m., Thurs., Sept. 22 – Media Availability
Informal Q & A with Ruth Wisse, Jon Voight, Shelby Steele, Douglas Murray and other distinguished speakers about Pres. Ahmadinejad's speech and other breaking news.

WHERE:  Millennium UN Plaza Hotel, 44th Street between First and Second Ave., New York.

Media Registration:  

  1. UN resident correspondents may attend throughout the day;  on site media check-in begins on Thurs., Sept. 22, 2011 at 8 a.m.; Millennium UN Plaza Hotel, 44th Street between First and Second Ave.; registration desk in lobby. (Registration package includes complimentary meals.)
  2. Check-in for pre-registered media begins on-site after 8 a.m. on Thurs. Sept. 22, 2011.

Official photo ID and media credentials required. Cameras and all equipment will be subject to security check. For more information, contact Tim Mather: (516) 581-7441.

ABOUT:
The Touro College Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust aims to understand, explore and evaluate contemporary mechanisms for protecting human rights and the rule of law in view of the lessons of the Holocaust and its aftermath. http://www.touro.edu/ihrh

Hudson Institute is a nonpartisan policy research organization dedicated to innovative research and analysis. Founded in 1961, Hudson is celebrating a half century of forging ideas that promote security, prosperity, and freedom. http://www.hudson.org

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