Israel’s United Nations representative to speak at Rice’s Baker Institute May 30

David Ruth
713-348-6327
david@rice.edu

Jeff Falk
713-348-6775
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Israel’s United Nations representative to speak at Rice’s Baker Institute May 30

Ron Prosor is one of Israel’s most distinguished diplomats

HOUSTON – (May 23, 2012) – Ron Prosor, Israel’s permanent representative to the United Nations and one of the country’s most distinguished diplomats, will discuss “The Middle East at a Crossroads” at 6 p.m. May 30 at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. Baker Institute Founding Director Edward Djerejian will offer welcoming remarks.

Prosor became Israel’s 16th permanent representative to the United Nations in June 2011. He has more than two decades of experience at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Who: Ron Prosor, Israel’s permanent representative to the United Nations

What: Presentation on “The Middle East at a Crossroads”

When: Wednesday, May 30, 6-7:30 p.m.

Where: RiceUniversity, Baker Hall, 6100 Main St.

Prior to his current appointment, Prosor served as Israel’s ambassador to the United Kingdom and the director general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, overseeing the work of the ministry during the disengagement from Gaza in 2005. His overseas service has also included roles in Washington, London and Bonn. As an officer in the Artillery Division of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Prosor attained the rank of major; he is also a graduate of the IDF battalion commanders. He holds a master’s degree in political science from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he graduated with distinction.

The event is free and open to the public. Register at http://bakerinstitute.org/events/a-conversation-with-his-excellency-ron-prosor, where the event will also be webcast.

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Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.

Founded in 1993, the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University in Houston ranks among the top 20 university-affiliated think tanks globally and top 30 think tanks in the United States. As a premier nonpartisan think tank, the institute sponsors more than 20 programs that conduct research on domestic and foreign policy issues with the goal of bridging the gap between the theory and practice of public policy. The institute’s strong track record of achievement reflects the work of its endowed fellows and Rice University scholars. Learn more about the institute at www.bakerinstitute.org or on the institute’s blog, http://blogs.chron.com/bakerblog.

About David Ruth

David Ruth is director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.