26 2017

JCRC Speaker Series - Israel and the U.N. - Challenges and Opportunities

7:00PM - 8:30PM  

Sam Lerner Center for Cultural Arts 5007 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28226

Contact Tal Stein

The JCRC Speaker Series Continues. 

Please join the JCRC for the second session of our 2017 Speaker Series on Thursday evening, January 26 in Sam Lerner Center for the Arts at 7:00 pm. We will be joined by guest speaker, Yotam Goren, who will discuss Israel and the United Nations: The Challenges and Opportunities.

Yotam is an Israeli diplomat currently pursuing graduate studies at the Harvard Kennedy School. Yotam joined the Israeli foreign ministry in 2010, followed by service in the embassy in Amman, Jordan and then the Permanent Mission of Israel to the UN.

In Amman, Yotam focused on regional cooperation and political analysis. At the UN, Yotam was elected as Vice Chair of the UN's Budget and Administration committee and was further responsible for peacekeeping policy, African bilateral and multilateral relations. In his capacity as chair of the UN Committee of Conferences and as a delegate to the UN Budget committee, Yotam led the campaign to establish Yom Kippur as an official holiday at UN Headquarters in New York.

Yotam was born in Jerusalem in 1981 and spent much of his childhood in the Riverdale neighborhood of New York City. Upon completion of a BA in International studies at the Johns Hopkins University in 2003, Yotam volunteered as a lone soldier in the IDF and served as a combat officer.

This event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Please RSVP to Tal Stein, Director of Community Relations and Israel Affairs at tal.stein@jewischarlotte.org or 704-944-6751.