Description: Born in 1948, the State of Israel has not only survived repeated efforts by regional powers to destroy it but has thrived as a vibrant democracy and flourishing economic power. In this special one-time lecture, Ambassador will explore Israel’s rise to statehood, response to threats to its survival and emergence as a dominant power in the Middle East.
Biography: Ambassador Ido Aharoni serves as a global distinguished professor at New York University’s School of International Relations in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Since 2016 he serves on the International Advisory Council of APCO Worldwide, one of the largest strategic communications firms in the world. He is the founder of Emerson Rigby, a full-service positioning consultancy.
Ambassador Aharoni is a 25-year veteran of Israel’s Foreign Service, a public diplomacy specialist, founder of the Brand Israel program and a well-known nation branding practitioner.
Ambassador Aharoni has been Israel's longest serving consul-general in New York to date. He held that position for six years and oversaw the operations of Israel’s largest diplomatic mission worldwide. He was a member of Israel’s Foreign Service from 1991 until 2016 and held two other overseas positions in Los Angeles and in New York.
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