From Soldier to Scholar:
An Evening with Ron Prosor,
Former Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations
On Thursday, November 22, 2018 Canadian Friends of Tel Aviv University and The Lone Soldier Centre Presented
“From Soldier to Scholar: An Evening with Ron Prosor, Former Ambassador to the United Nations.”
Over 100 guests enjoyed wonderful food and drinks in the beautiful Scotia Plaza conference centre and were treated to the eloquent and timely wisdom of Ambassador Prosor.
All proceeds go to providing scholarships for Lone Soldiers at Tel Aviv University.
Canadian Friends of Tel Aviv University has established a scholarship for lone soldiers at Tel Aviv University
With almost three decades of experience at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Ron Prosor has carved out an international reputation as one of Israel’s most distinguished diplomats. Between 2004 and 2007 Prosor served as the Director General of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs and from 2007 and 2011, as Israel’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom.
As Israel’s 16th Ambassador to the UN from 2011 to 2015, Prosor held a series of notable positions, including Vice President of the General Assembly and Chair of the United Nations Human Rights Committee. Prosor called for the first-ever General Assembly session on Antisemitism and oversaw the adoption of two landmark resolutions on entrepreneurship and agriculture that passed with an overwhelming majority.
A prolific writer and commentator, Prosor continues to be an outspoken proponent for the State of Israel and has published in leading international publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek and more. Ambassador Prosor is the Head of the Abba Eban Institute for International Diplomacy in IDC Herzliya Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy & Strategy.
Canadian Friends of Tel Aviv University and The Lone Soldier Center are creating a scholarship fund to provide lone soldiers excellent
opportunities in education, and in life. Investing in the education of these remarkable IDF veterans will not only enrich their lives,
but also enrich the State of Israel, by cultivating these leaders’ potential.
Since 1972, Canadian Friends of Tel Aviv University (CFTAU) has provided direct funding support for the educational and research goals of Tel Aviv University, Israel’s largest and most comprehensive institution of higher learning, facilitated by enhanced public awareness of the University’s achievements and programming through the development of a strong local network of support.
The Lone Soldier Center (LSC) was founded in 2008 by a group of lone soldiers, for lone soldiers. Aware of the needs and struggles of the 6,800 lone soldiers serving in the IDF, The LSC is the first and only organization solely dedicated to meeting all of the physical and social needs of lone soldiers. Today, the LSC supports lone soldiers before and during the army.
With the creation of From Soldier to Scholar, this support will extend to after the army.
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