The Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) at Columbia University SIPA is excited to announce the publication of From Black Gold to Frozen Gas: How Qatar Became an...
October 29, 2018
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join the Center on Global Energy Policy for a student-only event with Ambassador Ron Adam, Special Envoy for Energy for the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Amb. Adam’s will lecture and present on Israeli gas and energy cooperation in the Eastern Mediterranean and take questions from participants. This event is only open to students. Since space is limited, RSVPs will be accepted on a first-come basis until capacity is reached. Please only RSVP if you can commit to attending. Dinner will be provided. Biography Amb. Adam has served in the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1990. During his first period at the ministry he was personal assistance to the Director General and dealt mainly with the Oslo process and the economic peace with the Palestinians. In 1997 he started a long and interesting period of 15 years dealing with all aspect of the United Nations. He started in New York, serving as counselor for economic and social affairs at the Permanent Mission of Israel. In 2004, two years after his return from NY, he became the director of the UN Department at the Foreign Ministry and engaged mainly with the efforts to promote the relations between Israel with the United Nations, as well as the image of the UN among the Israeli public. As part of these efforts he initiated the UNGA resolution on Holocaust Remembrance and the International Commemoration Day. He served as a member and the chairman of a UN committee on Program and Coordination and at the same time promoted an ODA law in the Knesset. In 2008 Ron started his post as Deputy Ambassador of Israel to the UN in Geneva where he was in charge on the relations with numerous International Organizations and Specialized agencies, such as the ILO, WHO, UNEP, UNHCR, IOM and ITU. Upon his return to Israel Amb. Adam has engaged in the OECD membership of Israel, and now in the Energy file, including the relations with the International Renewable Energy Agency. For more information contact: [email protected]