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Mar 7 - Mar 28

“Israel’s Contemporary Challenges & Opportunities”

Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters Israeli Politics Lectures

Mar 7 - 28 , 2019

Event Details

  • University Theatre
  • $60
  • On Sale TBA
  • Doors open 30 minutes prior to event.

Residing in the world’s most dangerous region, Israel has become a beacon for democracy, civil liberties, market principles and military power. In this four-week series, join Ambassador Ido Aharoni for his insightful analysis of the challenges that Israel faces and its opportunities moving forward.


1. Israel and Saudi Arabia
2. Israel and the United States
3. The Iran Nuclear Deal
4. The Arab Spring

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.

Dates: Thursdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28

Time: 4:00 – 5:30 pm

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