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Human Rights and Freedom in the Middle East


March 5, 2009 7:00pm - 8:30pm


Aryeh Green is director of Media Central, a Jerusalem center providing support services for journalists based in or visiting Israel, the Palestinian territories and the region. He has served as a policy advisor to Natan Sharansky since the mid-1990s and was a senior member of Minister Sharansky’s staff in the Prime Minister’s office. He has worked continuously to combat anti-semitism and promote democracy in the region and has been responsible for making contacts with Palestinian and other Arab democracy activists.

Since 1990, Green has worked or served as a business consultant for leading companies in Israel and abroad, including ECI Telecom, Aladdin, Audiocodes, Finjan, Lannet, Moto Guzzi, Pfizer, Bank HaPoalim and others. He is a noted public speaker and has lectured in universities and before numerous groups in Israel, North America and Europe.

Green is originally from Washington D.C. and San Francisco, and moved to Israel with his wife, Katie, from London, in 1984. He holds a BA in psychology from UC Berkeley, an MA in international relations from Hebrew University, and an MSc in business management from Boston/Ben Gurion Universities. He has been published in Haaretz, The Jerusalem Post, Israel21C, Washington Jewish Week, SF Northern California Jewish Bulletin, and the Israel Insider.