Pulling Back the Curtain on the 2023 Israel-Hamas War

Pulling Back the Curtain on the 2023 Israel-Hamas War

A World Affairs Council Upstate Event

Greenville, South Carolina – October 31, 2023 – Upstate International is pleased to announce that Dr. Josef Olmert, former Director of the Israeli Government Press Office and Advisor to former Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, will be the distinguished speaker at the upcoming Beyond the Headlines Speaker Series event on November 28th at the Kroc Center in downtown Greenville. The event will serve to inform attendees about the Israel-Hamas War through the unique and insightful perspective of Dr. Olmert.

Dr. Josef Olmert has an extensive background in foreign relations, international peace talks, and academia. Olmert has been extremely active in public campaigns to promote and enhance understanding between Arab and Jewish citizens of the State of Israel. Currently an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina and senior fellow at the Palm Beach Center for Democracy and Public Policy, Dr. Olmert represents a diverse combination of perspectives as conflict in the Middle East continues to unfold. He received his BA and MA in Middle Eastern Studies with honors from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and his PhD at the London School of Economics. From this Dr. Olmert has an extensive academic teaching career where he has taught in Israel, Canada, and the United States. 

More on Beyond the Headlines

Beyond the Headlines; Critical Issues Impacting our World is a Lunch and Learn format speaker series designed to bring fact-based information on the most pressing global issues of today to Upstate residents. Utilizing academics and research institution thought leaders, we strive to keep political opinions out of the presentation as much as possible and allow people to ask their own questions and formulate their own opinions.

For more information and to register please click here.


About Upstate International’s World Affairs Council Upstate

Founded in 1998, Upstate International is a 501(c)(3) organization that empowers people and businesses of all nations to thrive in the Upstate by connecting them through programs, events and initiatives that foster the dynamic exchange of international cultures and ideas. World Affairs Council Upstate, a program of Upstate International, is dedicated to fostering a deep understanding of global affairs and cultures. As an affiliate of World Affairs Councils of America, Upstate International is part of the largest grassroots organization in the United States that inspires, educates, and engages Americans in international affairs and the critical global issues of our times.  

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