Guest Speaker: Ambassador (Ret.) Yoram Ettinger

Guest Speaker: Ambassador (Ret.) Yoram Ettinger

On Wednesday, August 28th at 1:30 p.m. Da Vinci high school students had an opportunity to meet with a retired foreign Ambassador, Yoram Ettinger. They were given insight into the culture and economy of Israel. Students learned that much of the innovation in modern computer technology began in Israel by young Israeli researchers. In addition, Mr. Ettinger was asked his opinion about the timely events that are occurring in the Middle East today.

Ambassador Ettinger is an insider on US-Israel relations, Mideast politics and overseas investments in Israel’s high tech arena.

He is a consultant to members of Israel’s Cabinet and Knesset, and regularly briefs US legislators and their staff on Israel’s contribution to vital US interests, on the root causes of international terrorism and on other issues of bilateral concern.

Ambassador Ettinger’s Op-Ed pieces have been published in Israel and in the US, and he has been interviewed on Israeli and American TV and radio.

Ambassador Ettinger – who did his graduate studies at UCLA and undergraduate at UTEP – served as Minister for Congressional Affairs at Israel’s Embassy in Washington (with the rank of ambassador),  as Israel’s Consul General in Houston and as Director of Israel’s Government Press Office.  He is the editor of Straight From The Jerusalem Cloakroom and Boardroom, newsletters on issues of national security and overseas investments in Israel’s high-tech.

Inviting guest speakers and performers to Da Vinci is a great way of bringing the world to the classroom. Throughout the year, our students will benefit from speakers on many topics and performers with a variety talents and skills.