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Ambassador Gabriela Shalev, Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations

Israel at the United Nations

March 23, 2010, 4:30 PM, Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

Please join us for a public lecture by Ambassador Gabriela Shalev, to discuss "Israel at the United Nations."

This event is free and open to the public NO BACKPACKS OR LARGE HANDBAGS PERMITTED

Ambassador Gabriela Shalev has served as Israel's Permanent Representative to the United Nations since September 8, 2008. Previously, Professor Shalev served as President of the Academic Council and Rector of Ono Academic College in Israel. Until her early retirement in 2002, she was a full professor of contract law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and has taught contract law and comparative law in universities across the United States, Europe, and Canada. She is a leading expert in Israel in the fields of contract law and procurement contracts. Professor Shalev has provided legal advice and wrote legal opinions for public institutions, arbitrators, and lawyers, in Israel and around the world. She was the Chief Legal Editor of the Judgments of the Supreme Court of Israel and legal editor of the Hebrew Encyclopedia. She has been awarded numerous awards for academic legal research, including the Sussman Prize for Law (1989), the Zeltner Prize for Law (1991), and the Israel Bar Association prize (2003). Professor Shalev has written nine books and over one hundred articles in Hebrew and in English, mostly on contract law. Her most recent books include Contract Law General Port (published in 2005) and Contract Law Remedies for Breach (published in 2009). Ambassador Shalev's contract law textbook is the standard textbook used in law schools and law offices throughout Israel. In addition to her academic achievements, Professor Shalev has substantial experience in the public and private sector. Prior to her appointment to the UN Mission, she served as chairperson of the audit committees of Bank Hapo'alim and the Israel Electric Company, as well as on the boards of Ma'ariv; the Hadassah Medical Organisation, Fibi Holdings Co.; Koor Industries; Osem Investments; Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.; and Delek Ltd. Group.