Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Technolink Snapshot August 2018


Technolink congratulates member Yaron Gamburg on his new position as International Affairs Consultant. Mr. Gamburg is a senior diplomat who has just finished his tour of duty at the Embassy of Israel in Washington, DC where he served as Minister for Public Diplomacy. He worked closely with the US Department of State, the US Department of Veteran Affairs, the State governments of Maryland and Virginia, institutions of higher education, think and fact tanks and the leaders of Jewish, Hispanic and African American communities, religious groups and institutions.

Mr. Gamburg has extensive experience in international cooperation in the areas of Homeland security, economic relations and public diplomacy.  He was also involved in bilateral trade negotiations, made presentations at OECD and at the EuroMed program of the EU, as well as at O’Reilly Gov2.0 global conference. In recognition of his contribution to California-Israel homeland security, he received an award from the California Office of Homeland Security. Mr. Gamburg also served as an official delegate to the Middle East peace conference in Annapolis sponsored by the George W. Bush administration.

Fluent in English, Russian, Hebrew and French, Mr. Gamburg was interviewed and commented to TV, radio, newspapers and digital media worldwide: LA Times, France 24, Le Monde, L’Express, Pervyi Kanal, Izvestia, Kol Israel, Maariv and many others.

An early adapter and enthusiast of Digital Government, he initiated a training program on digital diplomacy that became mandatory for all diplomats within the Israeli Foreign Service. He also blogs about Diplomacy in the age of social media on Small Talk 2.0.