May 6, 2008
Ambassador to speak at ASU
Augusta, Ga. - Ambassador Reda Mansour, Consul General of Israel to the Southeastern United States, will discuss Israel in its 60th Year of Challenges and Opportunities on Thursday, May 15, at 3:30 p.m. in the Jaguar Student Activities Center Ballroom at Augusta State University. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.
Ambassador Mansour was appointed to his position in August 2006. Prior to this post, he served as the Ambassador of Israel to Ecuador, Deputy Ambassador in the Israeli Embassy to Portugal, and Deputy Consul General of Israel to the U.S. Pacific Northwest.
Ambassador Mansour holds a master’s degree from Harvard University and is a doctoral candidate in Haifa University’s Middle Eastern History department, with his research focusing on Syria.
He has published three books of poetry, as well as a number of short stories and poems published in literary articles and poetry reviews. Ambassador Mansour is the recipient of the Haáretz Annual Short Story Award, as well as the Haifa University Miller Award.
A long time activist in the promotion of dialogue between Arabs and Jews in Israel, Ambassador Mansour has served on the board of several non-governmental organizations, taking part in many projects aimed at the promotion of co-existence through cultural and religious dialogue.
For more information about this free event, call ASU’s Department of Political Science at 706-737-1710.
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