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The Pinsker Centre has hosted over 200 public events and webinars since February 2016, featuring over 60 speakers from a range of professional, personal and academic backgrounds, who all hold several different perspectives. All events are appropriately chaired for balance.
 

Speaker 
Bonnie Glick

Biography
Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in
2019-2020

Campuses Visited
University of Oxford (2023)
University of Cambridge (2023)
London Universities (2023)

Speaker 
Sir Iain Duncan Smith MP

Biography
MP for Chingford and Woodford Green since 1992. Leader of the Conservative Party in 2001-2003. Secretary of State for Work & Pensions in 2010-2016.

Campuses Visited
London Universities (2023)
 

Speaker 
Iain Martin

Biography
Scottish political commentator, author and public speaker. Iain is a co-founder, editor and publisher of Reaction and writes a weekly column for The Times. He is a former editor of The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday.

Campuses Visited
London Universities (2023)

Speaker 
Morgan Ortagus

Biography
Spokesperson for the US Department of
State in 2019-2021

Campuses Visited
London Universities (2023)
University of Cambridge (2023)
University of Oxford (2023)
University of Durham (2023)

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Speaker 
President Isaac Herzog

Biography
President of the State of Israel

Campuses Visited
Cambridge University Israel Trip (2023)

Speaker 
Chen Abrahams

Biography
Resident of Kibbutz Kfar Aza

Campuses Visited
Oxford & Cambridge Israel Trip (2022)
Oxford University Israel Trip (2023)

Cambridge University Israel Trip (2023
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Speaker 
Dr. Nir Boms

Biography
Research Fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center at Tel Aviv University, managing the Program for Regional Cooperation and the Gulf-Israel Policy Forum

Campuses Visited
London Universities (2023)
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ambridge University Israel Trip (2023
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Oxford University Israel Trip (2023)

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Speaker 
Avi Mayer

Biography
Editor-in-Chief of The Jerusalem Post

Campuses Visited
Oxford University Israel Trip (2023)
Cambridge University Israel Trip (2023
)

Speaker 
Aaron MacLean

Biography
Senior Fellow at the Foundation for
Defence of Democracies


Campuses Visited
Policy Fellowship Seminar (2023)

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Speaker 
Dan Meridor

Biography
Former Deputy Prime Minister of Israel

Campuses Visited
Oxford University (2018)
Kings College London (2018)
Durham University (2018 & 2022)
Cambridge University (2022)
London Universities (2022)

Speaker 
Richard Goldberg

Biography
Senior advisor at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, former Director for Countering Iranian Weapons of Mass Destruction for the White House NSC

Campuses Visited
University of London (2023)
St. Andrew's University (2023)
Durham University (2023)

Pinsker Centre Roundtable in Parliament (2023

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Speaker 
Lord Walney

Biography
Member of the House of Lords, Crossbench Peer

Campuses Visited
Oxford University (2023)
Glasgow University (2023)
Edinburgh University (2023) 

 

Speaker 
Mick Mulvaney

Biography
Former White House Chief of Staff 

Campuses Visited

Cambridge University (2022)
Oxford University (2022) 
London Universities (2022)

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Speaker 
Sean Pinner

Biography
Sean fought with the Ukrainian Army in 2022, was captured by the Russian forces during the siege of Mariupol and was sentenced to death. Later Sean was exchanged in a prisoner swap. Awarded "Order of Courage, 3rd Degree" by President Zelensky.

Campuses Visited
Durham University (2023)
Bristol University (2023) 
University of London (2023)

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Speaker 
Ofir Akunis

Biography
Former Israeli Minister of Regional
Cooperation


Campuses Visited
Oxford University (2018)
Kings College London (2018)
Durham University (2018 & 2022)
Cambridge University (2022)
London Universities (2022)

Speaker 
Tom Tugendhat MP

Biography
Member of Parliament from the Conservative Party


Campuses Visited
University of Bristol (2021)

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Speaker 
Bob Blackman MP

Biography
Member of Parliament from the Conservative Party


Events
Pinsker Centre Conservative Party Conference Panel (2022)

Parliamentary Roundtable (2023)

Speaker 
Alexander Downer

Biography
Former Foreign Minister of Australia


Events
Pinsker Centre Conservative Party Conference Panel (2022)
UCL (2022)
Durham University (2
022)
Fellowship Seminar (2023)


 


 

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Speaker 
Yossi Kuperwasser

Biography
Former Head of the Research Division in the IDF


Campuses Visited
Bristol University (2019)
London Universities (2019)

Oxford and Cambridge Israel Trip (2022) 

Speaker 
The Hon John Baird P.C.

Biography
Former Foreign Minister of Canada

Campuses Visited
University College London (2018, 2020 & 2022)
Oxford University (2018  & 2022)
Cambridge University (2018)
Durham University (2022)

Birmingham University (2020)
Bristol University (2020 & 2022)
 

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Speaker 
Colonel Richard Kemp CBE

Biography
Former Commander of British Forces in
Afghanistan and former Chair of COBRA 

Campuses Visited
University College London (2016 & 2017)
Oxford University (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2021)
Durham University (2017 and 2018)
Cambridge University (2018)
Birmingham University (2020)
Bristol University (2020, 2021 & 2023)

Speaker 
Robert Greenway

Biography
Robert is a fellow at Hudson Institute and executive director of the Abraham Accords Peace Institute. Previously, he was responsible for US government policy in the Middle East and North Africa on the National Security Council

Campuses Visited
Pinsker Centre Policy Fellowship Seminar (2022)

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Speaker 
Grisha Yakubovich

Biography
Former Head of the Civil Department for the Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories (C.O.G.A.T.)

Events
 Oxford and Cambridge Israel Trip (2022) Durham University (2023)
Fellowship Seminar (2023)
Oxford University (2023)
Cambridge University (2023)


 

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Speaker 
Sharren Haskel MK

Biography
Former Deputy Speaker of the Israeli Parliament 

Campuses Visited
Kings College London (2018)
Oxford University (2018)
Sussex University (2018)
Birmingham University (2018)
Cambridge University via webinar (2020)
Oxford and Cambridge Israel Trip (2022) 

Speaker 
Ed Husain

Biography
Former Advisor to Tony Blair, historian of
Islam and Muslim philosopher


Campuses Visited
Oxford University (2020)
University College London via webinar (2020)

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Speaker 

H.E. Ehud Olmert

Biography

Former Prime Minister of the State of Israel

Campuses Visited

Cambridge University (2018)

University College London (2018)

Speaker 

Bill Kristol

Biography

Former Chief of Staff to the Vice President

of the United States and founding Editor of

the Weekly Standard

Campuses Visited

Cambridge University (2017)

Kings College London (2017)

Oxford University (2017)

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Speaker 

Dr Melanie Garson

Biography

Teaching Fellow in International Security

and Conflict Resolution

at University College London (UCL)

Events at UCL

in conversation with

Maj. General Amos Yadlin (2017)

in conversation with

Sir Malcolm Rifkind, 

HE Ehud Olmert and

the Hon John Baird (2018)

in conversation with Dr. Nir Boms,

Professor Asher Susser and Brigadier

General Dr. Efraim Sneh (2019)

in conversation with The Hon John

Baird P.C., General H.R. McMaster,

Lord Walney, Ambassador Danny Dayan,

Brigadier General Yossi Kuperwasser

and Ambassador Elan Carr (2020)

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Speaker 
Rep. Liz Cheney

Biography
Member of Congress (R) for Wyoming 

Campuses Visited
Policy Fellowship Roundtable (2022)

Speaker 
Elliott Abrams

Biography
Former Deputy US National Security Advisor 

Campuses Visited
Cambridge University (2022)
Bristol University (2022) 
University College London (2021 & 2022)
Stowe School (2022)

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Speaker 
Rep. Josh Gottheimer

Biography
Member of Congress (D) for New Jersey 

Campuses Visited
Policy Fellowship Roundtable (2022)
 

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Speaker 
Senator Tom Cotton

Biography
US Senator (R) for Arkansas 

Campuses Visited
Policy Fellowship Roundtable (2022)

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