Please Join the American Technion Society for its First Joint Midwest Regional Event

Featuring Daniel Aschheim, Ph.D., Consul for Public Diplomacy at the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest

Enjoy a lively discussion with Daniel Aschheim, Ph.D., Consul for Public Diplomacy at the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest, who will give us a briefing about Israel’s recent normalization of relationship agreements with the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan, and Morocco. Hear Aschheim speak about these historic peace accords, while reconnecting with Technion supporters in your community.

Why are these countries outwardly making peace with Israel? Why now? How do these agreements impact the BDS movement and Israel’s relationships with other Arab countries? These are just some of the questions he will touch on, including the role access to Israeli innovation played. There is no doubt that Israel is the premier source of cutting-edge technology and medical innovation in the Middle East. The higher education system in Israel and Technion as Israel’s first university are major breeding grounds for these scientific breakthroughs.

For more information on how to join, contact Erica Eisner at [email protected].

Daniel Aschheim, Ph.D. currently serves as Consul for Public Diplomacy at the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest. He was appointed to this Chicago-based post in September of 2020. Aschheim comes to Chicago from West Africa, where he served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the Israeli Embassy in Dakar, Senegal.

As Consul for Public Diplomacy, his portfolio includes media, culture, academic, and the Jewish community in the Consulate’s nine-state Midwestern region. Before becoming a diplomat, Aschheim, a Jerusalem native, worked as a director and advisor in the public and NGO sectors and was a senior trainer in the business, public, and education sectors.

For five years, as a concierge at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, Aschheim met the needs and requests of the unique and distinctive guests, including VIPs, such as U.S. Presidents, royalty, movie and T.V. celebrities, and other international dignitaries.

Aschheim holds a Ph.D. from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem where he completed his MA (cum laude) in European Studies. He completed his BA (cum laude) in Government, Diplomacy and Strategy from the IDC Herzliya. During his studies, he interned at the Knesset and at the British Embassy. Mr. Aschheim served in the 8200 Unit (Intelligence corps) during his three year service in the IDF.

When not working, he loves travelling (not during Covid), history, food and politics. He is married to Elisa, a father to Ella and their small dog Tommi.