The Israel Current Events Program (ICEP) is a dynamic monthly speaker and discussion series examining important aspects of Israeli current events and how they impact Israeli and the wider world. The meetings begin with a short presentation by an invited speaker, usually an Israeli, followed by Q&A and a group discussion. Topics are chosen based on timely and pressing issues facing Israel.
The meetings are drop-in and no pre-registration is necessary.
The Netanyahu Investigations and Prospects for Israeli Politics: an Insider's Perspective
with Chen Arad, Israeli-American Council (IAC) ACT Program Manager
Sunday, April 29, 11:30 am
Chen Arad formerly worked as a journalist and is a contributor to various Israeli print and broadcast media outlets including Haaretz, Channel 20, Mako Magazine, ynet and Globes. Between 2007-2010 he served as an Israel Defense Forces Foreign Press Spokesman. He holds a BA, an MA and an MBA from Brandeis University, where he was also a lecturer in Media and Politics. At Brandeis, he co-founded the student-run grassroots movement and conference Brandeis Visions for Israel in an Evolving World (bVIEW), promoting a more constructive discourse surrounding Israel on US campuses.
As Israeli-American Council (IAC) ACT Program Manager, Chen manages the Boston Media Room, representing Act.IL - an online community for Israel - in New England, and coordinates all IAC Boston regional Israel activism programs.
Click here to view information from our Sunday, March 27 and May 1, 2016 events with Yael Mark, TBE's Shinshin
Click here to view information from our Sunday, April 10, 2016 event with Doron Shapir, Malkin Scholarship recipient at Brandeis University
Click here to view information from our Sunday, March 6, 2016 event with Yogev Gradus: Moving from the Current to the Future Israel Economy
Click here to view information from our Sunday, January 31, 2016 event with Yoav Tellem, Israel National Police
Click here to view information from our December 20, 2015 event with Dr. Larry Lowenthal
Click here to view information from our October 25, 2015 event with Merav Horsandi
Click here to view information from our November 15, 2015 event with Rabbi Gabby Dagan
Click here to view information from our May 3, 2015 event with Dr. David Gurevich
Click here to view information from our September 16, 2015 event with Dr. Avner Golov
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