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Jerusalem mayor’s remarks to air on Rocky Mountain PBS

A speech delivered at DU by the mayor of Jerusalem will air on Rocky Mountain PBS at noon Dec. 27. The program, which was produced by the University of Denver, is part of a public affairs partnership with the station, which is available in the Denver area on Channel 6.

Nir Barkat — who has served as Jerusalem’s mayor for one year — was invited to the University by Chancellor Robert Coombe and Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter.

In the speech, Barkat told the crowd that one of his administration’s goals is to increase the number of tourists visiting the city to 10 million per year. Currently, two million people visit Jerusalem each year.

“Rocky Mountain PBS is pleased to continue its support of DU by sharing this speech with our viewers,” says Doug Price, president and CEO of Rocky Mountain PBS. “In an age when the echo chamber of affirmation too often dominates public discourse, we believe that informed citizens must hear many diverse voices to allow them to find their own points of view. It is a pleasure to have Mayor Barkat’s voice be part of this commitment to dialogue.”

Other DU-PBS broadcasts have included remarks delivered through the DU’s Bridges to the Future lecture series.

Barkat’s stop at DU was part of a two-day visit to Denver. It was also his first appearance at American university since he was elected to the post in 2008.

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