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Roundtable Business Luncheon Series Sponsored by First Interstate Bank

Roundtable Business Luncheon Series Sponsored by First Interstate Bank 

With Guest Speaker Dr. Andy David Israeli Consul General 

When: Tuesday, August 4th, 11:30am- 1:00pm

Where: First Interstate Bank Executive Board Room, Downtown Branch

Cost: $20 for Members/ $25 for Non-Members

Space is limited, call to RSVP today 406-728-3328 or email info@montanaworldaffairs.org

unnamedDr. Andy David, Israeli Consul General

Dr. Andy David began his appointment as Israel’s Consul General to the Pacific North-West in August 2012. In his last position he served as a policy advisor to the Foreign Minister. 

Since initiating his diplomatic career in Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1998, he has held domestic positions including: Central Asian Countries Coordinator, the Euro-Asia Department, (1999); Political Counselor and head of the Euro-Asia section in Israel’s Agency for International Cooperation (2002-2004), and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Deputy Spokesman (2008-2011). His overseas appointments include the positions of Deputy Head of Mission in Azerbaijan (1999 – 2001); Deputy Head of Mission in Hong-Kong (2001 -2002), And Deputy Consul General in Chicago and the Midwest (2004-2008). Dr. David has lectured at many universities in Israel and in the US, and pioneered a new cooperation initiative by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs In the field of Homeland Security together with different agencies at the federal, state and local levels in the US.

Dr. David was born in Romania and immigrated at the age of two with his family to Israel. He earned three degrees at Jerusalem’s Hebrew University: Doctor of Dental Medicine; Master of Science; and Bachelor of Medical Science, graduating magna cum laude. He then went on to lecture, instruct, research and practice for the Faculty of Dental Medicine at Hebrew University and was also a Medical Advisor for DENX Medical Device Company in Israel. Dr. David spent three years in the Israel Air Force and in RAFAEL, the Ministry of Defense’s Armament Development Authority. He is a graduate of the Executive Combating Terrorism program at the National Defense University in Washington D.C.

Dr. David believes that the California coast-line is second only to Israel as the perfect place for windsurfing, of which he has been an avid fan since the age of 13. He and his wife Ayelet are the proud parents of three children; Shir, Ron and Mika.

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7/22/2015 Eilon Adar Council on the Radio

The Council on the Radio team is joined by Eilon Adar. Dr Adar is a highly regarded expert in arid zones hydrology and Middle East water issues, and currently heads the Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research at the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research at Ben Gurion University of the Negev. He discusses with us water use and misuse in the Middle East and California, including what the United States can learn from Israel.

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