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Last Week Tonight

Life is odd, life is funny. My wife and I were watching HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver last night. John launched into a story on Jared Kushner’s Middle East Peace Plan and then one of my portraits popped up on the screen!

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Season 6, Episode 17. June 30, 2019.

The subject was Daniel Kurtzer, a career Foreign Service Officer, who was ambassador to Israel under George W Bush and prior to that ambassador to Egypt. Kurtzer was referenced because he had told NPR that he would give Kushner’s “so-called plan a C-” if it was from an undergraduate student. Kurtzer now teaches at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs.

Here’s the full portrait:

Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer, photographed for the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. Princeton, NJ. 2006.

A few folks have asked me about copyright and if this use on HBO was an infringement. It was not an infringement. Princeton University licensed wider use of the image a number of years ago and this use falls under that.