Michael Oren Keynote Speaker

  • Ambassador-in-Residence, Atlantic Council (2014-present)
  • Israel’s ambassador to the United States (2009-13)
  • Named one of the five most influential Jews in America, The Forward

Biography

Michael Oren Speaker Profile:

Michael Oren is an ambassador-in-residence with the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, where he examines the most pressing and cutting-edge issues in the Middle East. He most recently served as Israel’s ambassador to the United States from 2009 to 2013.

As Ambassador, he was instrumental in securing US support for Israel’s defense and upholding Israel’s right to security and peace. The Forward named Ambassador Oren one of the five most influential Jews in America and the Jerusalem Post listed him as one of the ten most influential Jews worldwide.

Born in the United States and educated at Princeton and Columbia, Dr. Oren has been a visiting professor at Harvard, Yale, and Georgetown, and was a distinguished fellow at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem. He has received fellowships from the British and Canadian governments, as well as a Moshe Dayan Fellowship from Tel Aviv University and the Lady Davis Fellowship at the Hebrew University. His  books, “Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East from 1776 to the Present” (2008) and “Six Days of War” (2003), were both New York Times best-sellersas was his most recent book “Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide“(2016) He has won the Los Angeles Times History Book of the Year Award and the National Jewish Book Award.

In Israel, Dr. Oren served as an officer in the Israel Defense Forces, in the paratroopers in the Lebanon War, a liaison with the US Sixth Fleet during the Gulf War, and an IDF spokesman during the Second Lebanon War and the Gaza operation in January 2009. He acted as an emissary to Jewish refuseniks in the Soviet Union, as an advisor to Israel’s delegation to the United Nations, and as the government’s director of inter-religious affairs. He was a gold medal-winning athlete in the Maccabiah Games.

Dr. Oren is now the Abba Eban Chair of International Diplomacy at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya at the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy, and Strategy.

For availability and speaker fees, please contact Michael Oren’s speaking agent at Chartwell here, or call +1 972 385 1021 for U.S. inquiries or +44 207 293 0864 for international inquiries.

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Videos of Michael Oren

Ambassador Michael Oren on the Future of a Post-Pax Americana Middle East (2014)
Ambassador Michael Oren on the Future of a Post-Pax Americana Middle East (2014)
The United States, the Jewish State, and the Future of the Middle East (2014)
The United States, the Jewish State, and the Future of the Middle East (2014)
Ambassador Michael Oren On Future Of Gaza Fighting (2014)
Ambassador Michael Oren On Future Of Gaza Fighting (2014)

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