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Michael Oren: "Innovation: The Key to Israel’s Foreign Policy"

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Olim In Tech is honored to be joined by Knesset Member and Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Michael Oren (full bio below) as he speaks about Innovation: The Key to Israel’s Foreign Policy. The topic explores the remarkable and surprising ways that Israel’s technology strengthens its international relations.

The event will be held at Urban Place and plenty of beer and snacks will be provided.

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NOTE: Space is limited, so please register a ticket to guarantee a spot.


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6:30: Networking and Refreshments

7:00: Michael Oren: "Innovation: The Key to Israel’s Foreign Policy"

7:30: Q&A from the Audience

8:00: Networking and Refreshments

BIO

Dr. Michael Oren is the Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Office. He represents Israel to the world, strengthening Israel's foreign relations and defending its name. His responsibilities also include developing of the Golan Heights, interacting with the global media, and enriching ties between Israel and Diaspora Jewry.

Deputy Minister Michael Oren is also member of Knesset for the Kulanu party. He served on the Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Constitutional Committees and headed initiatives to improve Israel's public diplomacy and fight BDS. He chaired a Special Sub-Committee that dealt with Israel's most sensitive international issues.

For nearly five years starting in 2009, Dr. Oren served as Israel's Ambassador to the United States. He was instrumental in obtaining US defense aid, especially for the Iron Dome system, and American loan guarantees for Israel's economy. He built bridges with diverse communities across the nation, wrote dozens of op-eds and conducted hundreds of media interviews, strengthening the U.S.-Israel alliance.

A graduate of Princeton and Columbia, Dr. Oren was a visiting professor at Harvard, Yale, and Georgetown. He holds four honorary doctorates and was named Statesman of the Year by the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. His last three books—Six Days of War, Power, Faith, and Fantasy, and Ally: My Journal Across the American-Israel Divide—were all New York Times bestsellers. He received the Los Angeles Times History Book of the Year Award, a National Humanities prize, and the Jewish Book Award.

Raised in New Jersey, Michael Oren made aliya in the 1970s, was an emissary to Jewish refuseniks in the Soviet Union, and a gold medal-winning athlete in the Maccabiah Games. He served as a Lone Soldier in the Israel Defense Forces, as a paratrooper in the First Lebanon War and, as IDF Spokesman, as an officer in the Second Lebanon War and the Cast Lead campaign in Gaza. He established the Lone Soldier caucus in the Knesset.

Michael Oren was named by Politico as one of the fifty most influential thinkers in America, by the Forward as one of the five most influential Jews in America, and by the Jerusalem Post as one of the ten most influential Jews worldwide.

He is the father of three and grandfather of three and lives in Jaffa.

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