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Current Challenges in the Middle East Facing the New Administration with Consul General of Israel Jacob Dayan

Come join Consul General Jacob Dayan as he engages the UCLA community in an up-to-date political briefing and discussion regarding the current situation in the Middle East in light of the new administration. This event is open to the public.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009
5:00 PM
UCLA School of Law, Room 1357
385 Charles E. Young Drive East
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Jacob Dayan assumed the position of Consul General of Israel in October 2007. In this role, he is the senior representative of the State of Israel in the Southwestern United States.

Before assuming his post in Los Angeles, Mr. Dayan was selected to prepare a strategic plan on the feasibility of opening negotiations with Syria. Prior to this he served as Chief of Staff to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Tzipi Livni and former Minister of Foreign Affairs Silvan Shalom. In this position he had intimate involvement in policy formation, decision-making, and implementation. He was also responsible for Ministerial strategy development related to various diplomatic efforts and coordinated policy initiatives between Ministries. Previously he was the Policy Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, where he was responsible for the Minister's work on US, Asia, East Europe, and Middle East affairs. He managed various projects related to Ministerial activities as well as diplomatic initiatives at the United Nations General Assembly.

Mr. Dayan served in the role of Political Counselor at the Embassy of Israel in Washington D.C. where he was responsible for policy coordination with the State Department and the National Security Council. Previous to his service in Washington he held the post of Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Israel in Athens, Greece. And, he served in the Department of Palestinian Affairs in the Foreign Ministry where he participated in Israeli peace delegations and served on several working committees.

Mr. Dayan graduated Magna cum Laude from Tel Aviv University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Classics and History and has done graduate work in Historical Studies. He served in the Israel Defense Forces in a military intelligence capacity.


Parking is available for $9 and may be purchased at the parking kiosk located at the corner of Hilgard and Wyton Avenues.

Cost : Free of charge

Sponsor(s): UCLA International Institute, Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies

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