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A New Middle East? 3 part series exploring different aspects of the Peace between Israel and the UAE
Join us for a three-part conversation with speakers from around the world I as we explore the different aspects of the peace between Israel and the UAE.

Past, present and future of the Jewish community in Abu Dhabi featuring Alex Peterfreund, the Chazzan of the Jewish Community of the Emirates and Jean Candiotte
Thursday, October 15 | 8:00-9:00 am

* Please note this session will be earlier than the others due to time differences between CO and the UAE.
Alex was born in Belgium, and moved to Dubai in 2014, where he manages Espeka Diamonds.
Jean Candiotte is an award-winning Creative Director, Writer, and Producer.
Jean wrote a chapter about the Jewish Community of the Emirates in the book Celebrating Tolerance, which examines the diverse religious communities in the UAE.

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A new era in the Middle East? A conversation with Ambassador Gary Grappo
Thursday, October 22 | 9:00-10:00 am

Ambassador Grappo is the Distinguished Fellow at the Center for Middle East Studies at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. He came to DU after a long career as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer that included a number of postings in the Middle East, including serving as U.S. ambassador to Oman (2006-2008). He also served as the Quartet Representative in Jerusalem.
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From secret relations to unlimited potential- how peace was achieved and what does Israel hope for looking to the future with Consul General of Israel to the Pacific Southwest, Dr. Hillel Newman
Thursday, October 29 | 9:00-10:00 am

Dr. Hillel Newman started his tenure as Israel’s Consul General in the Pacific Southwest in July 2019. He previously served as Israel’s ambassador to Tajikistan and Uzbekistan and as policy advisor to three Israeli foreign ministers. He played a role in the current event, by travelling to the UAE with former Israeli foreign minister Israel Katz.
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