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Sunday, February 22 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Israel and Latin America: A Complex and Dynamic Reality

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Despite the distance separating Latin America and the Middle East, countries in these two areas have developed close relationships. Even prior to the establishment of the State of Israel, various Latin American governments had developed positions towards Israel that reflected their own dynamic ideologies, changing economic interests, and shifting pragmatic decisions.  This session will analyze these ongoing and evolving relationships, with a special focus on the impact of the recent Hamas crisis.

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Juan Dircie

Associate Director, Belfer Institute for Latino and Latin American Affairs, American Jewish Committee
Juan Dircie is the Associate Director of the AJC’s Belfer Institute for Latino and Latin American Affairs. Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he received his BA from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and continued his studies at the university’s Melton Center for Jewish Education.  Here in the States, Juan works at building bridges with the Hispanic community in the US and is leading AJC’s efforts to engage... Read More →

Sunday February 22, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Room 110