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Paul Hirschson: "Isreal's Foreign Policy in the Middle East"

Thursday, April 23, 2009; 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Location: Harris Corporation Engineering Center (HEC), Room 125
Cost: Free and open to the public

Paul Hirschson is currently the Consul for Political and Economic Affairs to the Israeli Consul General to Florida and Puerto Rico. In 2004, Hirschson joined the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and then spent ten years in the Israeli hitech sector using his relations with associates in Arab countries to develop business relations in the Middle East. Before that, Hirschson spent three years working for the Director General's Office, responsible for Israel's relations with countries in the Persian Gulf. Hirschson was born in London, England, and grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa. Hirschson currently holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Law) and a Master of Science (International Business Management) from Boston University. He immigrated to Israel in 1985, serving in the Israeli Defense Forces as a medic before rising to rank of sergeant. Hirschson worked in the civil service, relocating to England for three years. He became well known in the Jewish and general community, specifically the academic community, the Church of England, and Moslem communities.

Funded by grants from Friends of Judaic Studies

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