October, 2023

202311Oct14:3015:30Amir Avivi Lecture14:30 - 15:30

Event Details

When:  Wednesday, October 11, 2023 | 14:30 – 15:30
Where: DC 609 & Online (

About the lecture

In 1948 Israel declared its independence and was accepted as a member of the United Nations in 1949. However, the Arab neighbors would not recognize Israel’s existence. The Suez Crisis in 1956, the Six Day War in 1967 and the Yom Kippur War in 1973 were the result. In 1978 the Camp David Accords and the Egypt–Israel peace treaty (1979) ended the conflict for the time being. However, Israel’s existence continues to be threatened despite the signing of the Abraham Accords between Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain in 2020. So, the lecture will focus on the national Security challenges Israel is facing now amid a changing global and regional balance of force.


Brigadier General (res.) Amir Avivi, “Israel’s National Security challenges”

Amir Avivi holds an M.B.A   (Cum Laude), majoring in Internal Audit, Ono Academic College, Israel; an M.A   in National Security and Political Science, Haifa University, Israel; a B.A (Magna cum Laude) Political Science and American History, Bar Ilan University, Israel and last but not least he is a Graduate of the Israeli National Defense College.

Brigadier General (Res.) Amir Avivi is the founder and chairman of IDSF (Habithonistim Israel’s Defense and Security Forum).

Avivi has retired from the Israeli Defense forces in 2017 and has more than 30 years of military, counter terrorism and national defense experience.

During his service, Amir held a series of senior roles in the IDF (Israeli defense Force), including Deputy Comptroller of the Security Forces, Director of the Office of the Chief of Staff, Deputy Commander of the Gaza Division, Commander of the Sagi Division, Commander of Batallion 605 and Commander of the School of Combat Engineering.