A series of three seminars delivered at the 2014 Feast of Tabernacles by top Middle East experts and media correspondents on the status of current affairs in the region and how these developments impact the world today.
Daniel Gordis – Dr. Daniel Gordis is Senior Vice President and the Koret Distinguished Fellow at Shalem College in Jerusalem. He writes a regular column – “A Dose of Nuance” – for the Jerusalem Post, and is a regular contributor to the New York Times, in print and on-line. The author of numerous books on Jewish thought and currents in Israel, and a winner of the National Jewish Book Award. Dr. Gordis was the founding dean of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at the University of Judaism, the first rabbinical college on the West Coast of the United States.
David Parsons – David R. Parsons is an attorney, journalist, licensed minister and Middle East specialist who serves as Media and Public Relations Director for the ICEJ. He is senior producer of the weekly Front Page Jerusalem radio program, and served for seven years as contributing editor of the Jerusalem Post Christian Edition. David earned a BA in History (1981) and a Juris Doctorate degree (1986) from Wake Forest University. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife Josepha and their son.
Susanna Kokkonen – Dr. Susanna Kokkonen serves as Director of Christian Friends of Yad Vashem, an initiative created in partnership with the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem to reach the Christian world with the universal lessons of the Holocaust. Dr. Kokkonen served as a pro-Israel advocate in the European Parliament in Brussels as well as an attaché at the Embassy of Finland in Tel Aviv. She received her PhD from Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2004 in Holocaust studies.