Ambassador Ron Prosor to Speak at Binghamton University
April 20, 2007 -- Binghamton, NY -- Ron Prosor, Israel's ambassador to England, will address students and faculty at Binghamton University on Thursday, April 26 at 7:00 p.m.
Prosor will visit Binghamton as a speaker for Caravan for Democracy, an initiative of Jewish National Fund and Media Watch International that drives constructive dialogue on college campuses throughout the United States by bringing speakers representing a wide spectrum of political and philosophical thought from Israel to discuss the issues affecting Israel, how it is covered in the media, and its unique role as the only democracy in the Middle East.
The lecture will take place in Lecture Hall 10 on the Binghamton University campus, located at 4400 Vestal Parkway, and will be followed by a question and answer session. Students are encouraged to pre-register for the event at http://www.caravanfordemocracy.org/.
"I'm really excited to have Ron Prosor come to campus," said sophomore Nicolas Kolios, a student responsible for coordinating Caravan programming at Binghamton. "His presence will start to fill the gap in constructive dialogue on campus on one of the most followed topics of our generation, and most importantly his visit will provide an opportunity for both sides to prove that they want dialogue and not just self-serving rhetoric."
Prosor was appointed as Israel’s ambassador to England in December 2006. Born in Israel in 1958, he served in the Israel Defense Forces as an artillery officer, rising to the rank of major in the reserves, and graduated cum laude from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem with a masters degree in political science.
In July 1998, Prosor assumed the position of minister-counselor for political affairs at the Embassy of Israel in Washington, D.C., and was a member of the Israeli delegation to the Wye River talks.
Before arriving in Washington, Prosor served as the spokesman for the Embassy of Israel in London during the first ever state visit of Israel’s President Ezer Weitzman to the United Kingdom. From 1992 to 1995 he was deputy director of the West European Division and director of the Operation Center at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem. He also served at the Israeli Embassy in Bonn, Germany from 1988 to 1992 and was responsible for the new federal states in the former East Germany.
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