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Lecture: Dr. Chuck Freilich of Harvard University

November 19, 2013 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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Lecture and book talk by Dr. Chuck Freilich, Former Israeli Deputy National Security Advisor and author of Zion’s Dilemmas: How Israel Makes National Security Policy

Topic: Israeli National Security Decision-Making

Dr. Chuck Freilich was a Deputy National Security Adviser in Israel. He is now an International Security Program Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, where he has recently completed a first of its kind book on Israeli national security decision-making processes, Zion’s Dilemmas: How Israel Makes National Security Policy, Cornell University Press, November 2012. He is now working on a new book on Israeli national security strategy, to be submitted for publication by early 2014.

His primary areas of expertise are the Middle East, US-Middle East policy, and Israeli national security policy. He is an Adjunct Professor of political science at Harvard, New York, Columbia, and Tel Aviv Universities.

Dr. Freilich has appeared as a commentator for ABC, CNN, NPR, Al Jazeera and various U.S. and Israeli radio and TV stations. He has been quoted in the New York Times and other media and has published numerous articles and op-eds.

Dr. Freilich was formerly a Senior Analyst at the Israel Ministry of Defense, focusing on strategic affairs, Policy Adviser to a cabinet minister and a Delegate at the Israeli Mission to the United Nations. He was the Executive Director of two nonprofit organizations and served in the Israel Defense Forces for five years (reserve major). He earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University. Born in New York, he immigrated to Israel in his teens.


November 19, 2013
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies


BESA Center Seminar Room, Building 203, Room 131
Bar-Ilan University
Ramat Gan, 5290002 Israel
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