Israeli Historian, Author, Politician, Former Ambassador to the United States (2009-2013) & Current Member of the Knesset for the Kulanu Party
Statesman, historian, and parliamentarian, Ambassador Michael Oren has devoted his life to serving Israel and the Jewish people around the world. As a Member of Knesset and Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, he interacted with foreign leaders and defended Israel in the media. He spearheaded efforts to strengthen Israel-Diaspora relations, to develop the Golan Heights, and to fight BDS. As Chairman of a classified subcommittee, he dealt with some of Israel’s most sensitive security issues. Read More >
Israel and American Jews: Common Destiny or Separate Paths
Power Faith and Fantasy U.S and Middle East
Traces the special relationship between the United States and the Jewish State past Israel’s founding to the Puritan Pilgrims who landed on Plymouth Rock and through the minds of John Adams, Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, and Harry Truman.
What we must learn from one another and understand about each other’s history and worldview, and why we are living in the most extraordinary moment in Jewish history.
Told through amazing stories from history, the lecture shows how America’s 400-year-long involvement in the Middle East has followed unique patterns and with similarly complex results.
Explores the reasons why every major hi-tech company in the world now has at least one R & D center in Israel and how Israeli technology is shaping our century and even changing the human condition.
Reveals the central role of peoplehood throughout 4,000 years of Jewish identity, points out the challenges that centrality facing today, and poses ways to overcome them.
Shows the burgeoning importance of Israel’s relations with China, South Korea, Japan, and Singapore and how those strengthening ties are transforming technology, security, and the global economy.
A personal journey through a life spent balancing involvement in international affairs with a love for literature and writing.
Whether it’s protecting societies from massive cyber attacks or rendering tanks invulnerable, Israel is at the forefront of defense technologies—this talk shows how and why.
A highly personal account of struggling with, and overcoming, severe learning disabilities, from the recipient of the Washington Lab School’s Outstanding Learning Disabled Achievement Award.
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