On Monday, the Vermont Council on World Affairs was pleased to host, through its VCWA Ambassador Series, Ambassador Haim Koren, the former Israeli Ambassador to South Sudan (2012-2014) and Egypt (2014-2016). The event was held at Champlain College, in its Morgan Room in Aiken Hall, a historic and distinguished setting, quite befitting of the honorable guest as well as the tone of the evening.
The event was free and open to the public, and ended up seeing a full house with a diverse range of guests, from members of the Champlain, UVM, and CCV faculty and student body, to some Vermont’s Jewish community and even residents and Vermonters hailing from South Sudan and Gaza.
There were a wide range of questions posited to the Ambassador, showing the high level of interest and engagement of attendees, which is exactly what the VCWA strives for. The event was undeniably a success in its facilitation of a safe space for civil discourse on world affairs, and we hope that Vermonters who attended found it to be a valuable educational experience.
Thank you to Champlain College for the generous donation of the event space, and thank you to Ambassador Koren for coming, and thank you to all who attended for making the event what it was! We hope to see you at our upcoming events as well!
By Chelsea Beaulieu, Program Assistant at the VCWA