Embracing the Differences Between Israelis and Americans
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Few topics have generated more discussion in recent years than relations between Israelis and American Jews.
Dani Dayan has been at the center of many of these discussions having served as Israel’s consul-general in New York since 2016. He has also frequently been described as the face of the settler movement to the international community. Dayan is now running for the Knesset on the New Hope slate.
Dayan will be in conversation with AJU President Jeffrey Herbst on the real issues between American Jews and Israelis and how the differences can be embraced.
Dani Dayan was the Consul General of Israel in New York, accredited also to New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Ohio. Previously he served as the Chairman of the Council of Jewish Communities in Judea and Samaria. For more than two decades, he was Chairman and CEO of a group of information technology firms. Dayan holds an M.Sc. in Finance and B.Sc. in Economics and Computer Science.
Dr. Jeffrey Herbst is the fourth president of American Jewish University. Prior to joining AJU, Dr. Herbst was president and CEO of the Newseum and the Newseum Institute in Washington, DC. From 2010 to 2015, he was president of Colgate University, where among other accomplishments he is credited with helping the university complete its nearly half billion-dollar fundraising campaign, leading the development and initial implementation of a university-wide strategic plan, and increasing the diversity and academic caliber of its educational programming. Additionally, Dr. Herbst was a Senior Fellow at the Brenthurst Foundation, was a two-time Fulbright Scholar, and is currently a trustee of Freedom House. He has also served as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and as professor of political science at Miami University in Ohio, and taught at Princeton University for almost two decades. Dr. Herbst earned his bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from Princeton University, and a master’s degree and doctorate in political science from Yale University. He is the author of the award-winning “States and Power in Africa” and, with several co-authors, the just-published “Making Africa Work.” In addition to many books and articles, he has been published in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and many other digital and print publications around the world.