Ex-Israeli Ambassador to U.S. Michael Oren Joins IDC as Lecturer

Oren, who has a PhD from Princeton in History and the Middle East, will teach at the Lauder School of Government Diplomacy and Strategy.

Former Israeli ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren has found a new job. He will begin serving as a lecturer with the Lauder School of Government Diplomacy and Strategy at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, the private college announced Monday.

Oren, who had to forfeit his American citizenship when he became Israel's ambassador in 2009, earned a PhD in History and the Middle East from Princeton University.

He has also served as a visiting professor at Harvard and Yale universities, is the author of several books on Middle East history and America's involvement in the Arab-Israeil conflict, among them Six Days of War, an historical account of the events of the Six-Day War.

Responding to the announcement, Oren said: "I am pleased and honored to join the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy, and Strategy at the IDC Herzliya. The IDC is in the forefront of discussion on Israel's foreign policy in public diplomacy and the media. Being part of the IDC will allow the continuance of my contribution to the strengthening of Israeli relations with the U.S. and the world, as to building the future leadership of Israel."