WASHINGTON, April 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hudson Institute announced today that Ron Prosor, the former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations, has joined Hudson as a Distinguished Fellow. In this role, Prosor will examine U.S.-Israel relations, broader Middle East economic, political, and security questions, and challenges facing the United Nations.
"Ron Prosor is arguably Israel's most illustrious career diplomat, a man who has served with great distinction at the UN and the Court of Saint James, and in Berlin and Washington," said Ken Weinstein, President and CEO of Hudson Institute. "He will now bring his unparalleled perspective on alliance-building, public diplomacy, and the challenges facing the Middle East to a growing team of noted experts at Hudson Institute. We are honored to welcome him to Hudson."
Prosor's career as a diplomat and political consul spans three decades. Prior to joining Hudson, he served as Israel's 16th Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 2011 to 2015. He has previously completed a four-year tenure as Israel's Ambassador to the United Kingdom, and served as Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he oversaw Israel's withdrawal from the Gaza Strip in 2005. Prior to his career in the diplomatic service, Prosor served as an officer in the Artillery Division of the IDF, attaining the rank of Major. He holds a Master's degree in Political Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
His last permanent post in Washington was during the Clinton-to-Bush transition, as the Minister-Counselor for Political Affairs at the Israeli Embassy from 1998 to 2002. In addition to his fellowship at Hudson, Prosor has recently joined the faculty of the Interdisciplinary Center at Herzliya, as the Abba Eban chair in international diplomacy.
At Hudson Institute, Prosor will be joining a growing foreign policy team that includes such leading experts as Walter Russell Mead, Michael Doran, Hillel Fradkin, Samuel Tadros, and Lee Smith, Prosor's official biography is available here and at Hudson Institute's website: http://www.hudson.org . Prosor becomes the third former foreign ambassador currently serving on Hudson Institute's staff, joining former Costa Rican Ambassador to the U.S. Jaime Daremblum and former Pakistani Ambassador to the U.S. Husain Haqqani.
To arrange an interview with Ambassador Prosor, please contact Carolyn Stewart at CStewart@hudson.org.
CONTACT: Carolyn Stewart
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