November 25, 2013

Vol. 29 , No. 06   

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Israeli Foreign Policy in a Changing Region
LUNCHEON 11:30 a.m.; PROGRAM 12:00 p.m.

Dr. Uri Resnick assumed the position of Deputy Consul General of Israel in Los Angeles in August 2012, after completing two years of service as a policy advisor to Israel's Minister of Foreign Affairs.

After making aliyah from Ottawa, Canada in 1988, Resnick joined Israel's Foreign Service in 2002. He then went on to serve posts at Israel's embassies in Dakar, Senegal and Sofia, Bulgaria. He has served at various posts within the Foreign Ministry and has worked closely with Israeli delegations to the United Nations General Assembly.

Dr. Resnick holds a Ph.D. in international relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and has authored articles on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and various topics in conflict studies. He has taught various courses at Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya and at the Sapir Academic Campus in Sderot. Resnick's first book Dynamics of Asymmetric Territorial Conflict: The Evolution of Patience is forthcoming in 2013.

In his Athenaeum lecture Uri Resnick will provide an update on a changing Middle East, the prospect for peace, and the evolving role of Israel in a region so often fraught with chaos. Topics included in this discussion include Syrian strife and the effect on Israel, challenges of contemporary Israeli security policy, Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons, and a comprehensive analysis of Israel foreign policy.