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The Conflict Between Democratic Values and the War Against Terrorism

Mr. Carmi Gillon, Former Head, Israeli Secret Service (Shin Bet).

Off-the-Record Dinner Discussion with Carmi Gillon, former Head, Israeli Secret Service (Shin Bet) and author

Carmi Gillon will discuss the conflict between civil rights and the rights of the individual to live a normal life in peace and harmony. Gillon has had a long and varied career in Israel’s public and private sectors. Beginning in 1972, he held command positions in the Israeli Security Service (Shin Bet), eventually serving as head of Shin Bet from 1994-1996. He later went on to become the CEO of Avner Insurance Corporation and then CEO of the Peres Peace Center before his appointment in 2001 as the Ambassador of Israel to Denmark. He was also the Mayor of Mevasseret Zion, where he resides, from 2003-2007.

Gillon also serves on a number of nonprofit and public sector boards, including Variety Israel, Friends of the Israel Firefighters, Bnai Brith Israel, Israel Intelligence Heritage Commemoration Center, and Council for Peace and Security. He has written extensively on issues of state and security, and his book Shabak in Tears was published in 2000. He graduated in Political Science and Public Administration from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and received his M.A from Haifa University.


Event Details

Mon 24 Oct 2011
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Office of Hang Lung Properties Limited, 28/F, Standard Chartered Bank Building, 4 Des Voeux Road, Central

HK$800 President’s Circle Members only