Zvi Shtauber

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Dr Zvi Shtauber "was appointed Head of the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies in February 2005, following a long career in the Israel Defense Forces and other public offices.

"He completed a twenty-five year career in the IDF, and retired with the rank of brigadier general. His final position in the military was head of the IDF Strategic Planning Division. Prior to that he served as the assistant defense attaché in the Israeli embassy in Washington. Upon his retirement from the IDF, Dr. Shtauber served as vice president of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He then became the foreign policy advisor to Prime Minister Barak. In 2001 he was appointed Israeli ambassador to the Court of St. James (UK), a position he held until mid-2004.

"Dr. Shtauber was a member of the Israeli delegations in peace talks between Israel and its neighbors, including the talks with Syria at Shepherdstown and with the Palestinians at Camp David. He also represented the IDF in multi-lateral negotiations on regional security.

"Dr. Shtauber completed the advanced management program at the Harvard Business School and holds a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy." [1]