An MTV camera and several dozen eyes were on the door, awaiting a surprise professor. In walked Israeli Vice Premier Shimon Peres.
"I am your surprise," the 82-year-old Nobel Prize winner, cracking a smile, told the New York University undergraduates on Thursday.
The result was a taped-for-MTV discussion of the world's troubles, with Peres telling the politics majors that the biggest achievement of the past century was the liberation of women.
The session is to air Sept. 27 on MTV's college-targeted network, mtvU, which pipes student-aimed programming into more than 700 U.S. campuses, as well as the cable channel's Web site.