Prior to becoming Director General of the Jerusalem Press Club, fulfilling a lifelong dream, Uri Dromi was director general of Mishkenot Sha’ananim Conference Center, a venue for international artistic and cultural activities in the spirit of dialogue and tolerance, established by the Jerusalem Foundation. Dromi served as the spokesman of the Rabin and Peres governments from 1992 to 1996, during the dramatic days of the Oslo process and the peace agreement between Israel and Jordan. From 1996 to 2007, he was director of publications and international outreach at the Israel Democracy Institute. A retired colonel, Dromi served in the Israeli Air Force from 1964 to 1989 and continued to fly in the reserves until 2003 after retiring from active duty. A frequent columnist for leading media publications, he is a book and opera reviewer for Israel’s daily Ha’aretz newspaper, has published three books, and authors a regular column, “Focus on Israel,” for the Miami Herald. He is a graduate of Ben-Gurion University.