Abe Haak was born in Jordan to a family that experienced, first hand, the pivotal events before and since the reestablishment of the state of Israel. His research into the conflict s key issues extends over 30 years with a focus on the Israel-Jordan relationship. Abe completed an undergraduate degree in international studies in Vienna, Austria, followed by graduate work in linguistics.
After spending several years as a research assistant in the Faculty Research Service at the Harvard Law School, Abe worked as an Assistant Professor in Japan. He is certified by the American Translator Association (ATA), and was until recently working as an Academic Program Developer and Adjunct Faculty member in the German and Arabic Translation programs at New York University.
There is no charge to attend and the public is welcome.
Directions: Nordlof Center – 118 N. Main St., Rockford, IL 61101 - From I-90 and E. State St. (US Business 20): west 6.5 miles on Business 20, which becomes one-way as Jefferson St., to Wyman (first street after the bridge over Rock River). Turn left (south) on Wyman to Mulberry. From I-39: west on US 20 Bypass to IL 2 (S. Main). North on IL 2 to the downtown area. (S. Main becomes Wyman, one-way north). Park in lots at Wyman and Mulberry.