Ron Dermer discusses his personal journey, education and his unexpected attraction to Israel at an early age. Take an in-depth look into his daily proceedings as the Ambassador to Israel, while challenging your current understandings of democracy in the Middle East, capitalism, Israeli social challenges, threats, economic challenges and cultural differences. This unique Global Affairs conversation with Ron Dermer will educate and enlighten audiences to the U.S. relationship with Israel in the most transparent approach; an approach in which the media cannot capture.
43:53 | 2020
Ron Dermer was born and raised in Miami Beach, Florida. He earned a degree in Finance and Management from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) from Oxford University. For three years, he was a columnist for the Jerusalem Post.
In 2004, Ron co-authored with Natan Sharansky the best-selling book, The Case For Democracy: The Power of Freedom to Overcome Tyranny and Terror, which has been translated into ten languages. From 2005-2008, Ron served as Israel's Minister of Economic Affairs in the United States. From 2009-2013, he served as Senior Advisor to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.