From left to right: Gauss, Vargas, Tamari, Strauss, Miller, Marmorstein, Hartlyn
From left to right: Gauss, Vargas, Tamari, Strauss, Miller, Marmorstein, Hartlyn

Visitors from the Embassy of Israel in Washington, D.C. and the Israeli Consulate in Atlanta met with University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill representatives on Nov. 19 to discuss opportunities to develop deeper relationships with Israeli universities.

Oren Marmorstein, counselor for public and academic affairs at the Embassy of Israel to the U.S., and Gillian Miller, academic director for the Consulate General of Israel to the Southeast U.S., who were in North Carolina visiting universities, also shared resources and support that the embassy and consulate can provide for universities pursuing student exchanges and research collaborations with colleagues in Israel.

UNC participants in the lunch discussion included Ron Strauss, executive vice provost and chief international officer; Jonathan Hartlyn, senior associate dean for social sciences and global programs in the College of Arts and Sciences; Shai Tamari, associate director of the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations; Rodney Vargas, Latin America, Africa, and Middle East programs director in the Study Abroad Office in the College of Arts and Sciences; Ari Gauss, executive director of North Carolina Hillel; and Melissa McMurray, international liaison officer for UNC Global.

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