News Release: International

Feb. 5,  2010

Emory Travel Invited to Join World Leaders Forum

The Emory Travel Program, a signature program of the Emory Alumni Association (EAA) has been invited by educational travel vendor World Leaders Travel to take part in its inaugural World Leaders Forum titled "The Much Too Promised Land: Israel & The Palestinian Authority."

The forum is an exclusive destination trip that explores the roots, history, present status and future of one of the world's most contested and complicated conflicts.

From May 1-13, 2010, "The Much Too Promised Land" itinerary will land travelers in Jerusalem, where they will take in the array of sites revered by Jews, Christians and Muslims, and will tour the city of Tel Aviv, the Sea of Galilee, the Golan Heights, the Dead Sea basin, Ramallah, Bethlehem, Jericho and Hebron.

Like all World Leaders Travel programs, "The Much Too Promised Land" trip is leader driven, featuring noted political, intellectual and diplomatic figures, as well as on-site guides and local experts.

Aaron David Miller, an author, scholar and high-ranking U.S. Middle East advisor to six secretaries of state, will share his behind-the-scenes insight into U.S. policy on the Middle East and the Arab-Israel peace process. Veteran ABC newsman Sam Donaldson will moderate the trip, providing important and enriching context to travelers.

For more than 30 years, World Leaders Travel has combined experts, access, and insight to offer a wide range of intellectually stimulating travels across the globe under the banner of High Country Passage.

The Emory Travel Program is committed to giving travelers enriching cultural experiences to enhance their lifelong education while strengthening their connection with each other and the university.

Emory is co-sponsoring the World Leaders Travel's tour of Israeli and Palestinian society along with Yale University, Commonwealth Club Travel, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and Foreign Affairs. 

For more information about the trip, or the Emory Travel Program, contact director Allie Hill, 404.727.6479, or visit


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