WASHINGTON (Jan. 7)
The National Committee on American Foreign Policy announced today that a group of leading public figures and academicians will participate in a symposium on “The Middle East–Critical Choices for America,” to be held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York from Jan. 22-25. The symposium, to be chaired by Prof. Eugene V. Rostow, will consider the political, economic, scientific and military aspects of the subject and will also discuss the United Nations and the Middle East, the announcement said. Dr. Mordechai Hacohen is chairman of the symposium committee.
Panelists will include Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt Jr., USN Ret., former Chief of Naval Operations; Prof. Milton Friedman, the economist; Dr. Edward Teller, nuclear physicist; Prof. Leo Gross; Prof. Hans Morgenthau, political scientist; U.S. Ambassador Daniel P. Moynihan ; and Ernest A. Gross. The committee, a non-profit organization, was founded two years ago, “with the objective to expose U.S. foreign policy to critical and constructive scrutiny as well as to examine its immediate and long-range consequences to the national and global interests of the U.S.A.,” the announcement said.