Israel’s National Security Challenges – General Nagel
2 Lake Street, San Francisco, CA
Israel’s National Security Challenges: A Briefing on New Defense Technologies from the former head of Israel's National Security Council
With Brigadier General (Res.) Professor Jacob Nagel
Tuesday, January 14
6:30 – 8:30pm
Martin Meyer Sanctuary
As an expert in defensive technologies, he has been appointed to head the Technion Center for Security Science and Technology (CSST), and its Peter Munk Research Institute. The CSST was founded in 2002 to hone the Technion’s expertise in defense related research, including aerospace, imaging, computer and data sciences, electro-optics, lasers and other disciplines that are vital to Israel national security. In his role with the CSST, he recently launched the Munk Advanced Defense Research Institute.
Brigadier General (Res.) Professor Jacob Nagel was a career Israeli civil servant official (Defense Ministry and Prime Minister’s Office) for over 40 years. A Technion graduate, he returned to the Technion in May 2017 as a visiting professor in the Aerospace Engineering Faculty. From January 2016-May 2017, Brig. Gen. Nagel served as the head of Israel’s National Security Council (NSC) and as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s National Security Advisor (acting). During that period, he met with world leaders including former U.S. President Barack Obama and Donald Trump. Nagel led the negotiations (for more than 3 years) and signed the agreement on the next generation, $38 billion military aid to Israel. He also met several times with Michael Flynn, President Trump’s former national security adviser, to brief him on a variety of security and strategic matters, and to prepare the first official meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Trump.
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