General Norton A. Schwartz, retired chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, delivered a lecture titled "'Shalom, Shalom, Yet There Is No Peace': Waging Peace and Making War" at The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) on Thursday, December 13, 2012. A Jack and Lewis Rudin Lecture, the event took place at JTS's campus in New York City. It was cosponsored by the Louis Finkelstein Institute for Religious and Social Studies of JTS, and cohosted by the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies of Columbia University. Captain Steven Rein, U.S. Air Force chaplain and assistant rabbi of Park Avenue Synagogue, moderated.
The Jack and Lewis Rudin Lectures provide the opportunity for eminent academics, religious leaders, intellectuals, and public figures to discuss topics of interest with the JTS community and the public at large.