New Realities and Security Strategy in the Middle East
American Friends of The Hebrew University
ZAG/S&W hosted a luncheon, "New Realities and Security Strategy in the Middle East," sponsored by the American Friends of The Hebrew University. The event's guest speaker was Ambassador Carmi Gillon, Vice President of External Relations for The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Former Head of the Internal General Security Service of Israel.
About the speaker:
Ambassador Carmi Gillon, Vice President of External Relations for The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has fulfilled numerous management and government leadership roles throughout his impressive career.
A national security expert, Ambassador Gillon has held command positions in the Internal General Security Service of Israel, the Shin Bet, between 1972 and 1996 and served as head of the Shin Bet from 1994 to 1996. He subsequently became CEO of Avner Insurance Company (1997-2000) and is a past director-general of the Peres Center for Peace. From 2001 to 2003, Carmi Gillon held a major diplomatic post as Israel’s ambassador to Denmark, pursuant to which he became Mayor of Mevasseret Zion in Israel.
The author of “Shabak in Tears,” Carmi Gillon has written extensively about foreign affairs and national security issues. He is sought out by the news media in Israel and internationally as a current affairs commentator.
Born in Jerusalem, he graduated from the National Defense College and earned a B.A. in political science from The Hebrew University. He obtained an M.A. in public policy from Haifa University. A graduate of the advanced management program at the Harvard University Business School, Carmi Gillon also attended Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.