Israeli diplomat to discuss Middle East upheaval at C of I
2011. 03. 10.
Gideon Lustig, Deputy Consul General of Israel for the Pacific Northwest region, will visit The College of Idaho campus to deliver the lecture “Dilemmas in a Shifting Middle East: Threats and Opportunities.” The lecture, scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 17, in the Sterry Hall third floor board room, is open to the public.
“We are honored to host Mr. Lustig,” said C of I President Marv Henberg. “As a campus dedicated to examining the many facets of international relations, we are delighted to have a representative of another nation visit our campus and speak to our students. Mr. Lustig's visit is particularly timely given recent political upheavals in the Middle East. ”
Lustig holds a bachelor's degree in Islamic and Middle Eastern studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem with a focus on Muslim extremism and terrorism. Prior to his current position, Lustig worked in the Division of Economic Affairs at Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he helped bolster Israel's economic relations with Eastern European nations. He also served 10 years in the Israeli Defense Forces.
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