Dr. Nimrod Goren, Founder and CEO of Mitvim Institute, spoke at the Jerusalem Press Club about the recent rapprochement between Israel and Turkey. Dr. Goren, who has written a PhD dissertation on the Israeli-Turkish relations, and has been involved with a longtime dialogue with high level Turkish diplomats and experts, reviewed the process which had led to the agreement. Dr. Goren explained that the main reasons for the change in Ankara is the failure of the foreign policy of Turkey on all fronts, and the deterioration in Turkey’s strategic positions in the region.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Nimrod Goren is the Founder and Head of Mitvim – The Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies and a Teaching Fellow in Middle Eastern Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He holds a PhD in Middle Eastern Studies and Political Psychology from the Hebrew University, and his dissertation topic was “The role of external incentives in promoting peace: the cases of Israel and Turkey”. After completing his doctorate, Dr. Goren was selected to take part in Public Policy training at Syracuse University as the Israeli participant in the U.S. State Department’s Fulbright Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program. Dr. Goren was the former Executive Director of the Young Israeli Forum for Cooperation (YIFC), and in this capacity he was awarded the 2009 Victor J. Goldberg IIE Prize for Peace in the Middle East. In addition, Dr. Goren served as a consultant in a Northern Ireland conflict resolution process, and has worked at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies, The Nehemia Levtzion Center for Islamic Studies, and at The Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace.