Meet Israel’s New UN Ambassador

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Prof. Gabriela Shalev, Rector and President of the Ono Academic College Higher Council, was appointed by Minister of Foreign Affairs Tzipi Livni as Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations.  Prof. Shalev, a world renowned expert in Contract Law, will replace outgoing UN Ambassador Dan Gillerman. Shalev assumed her new post this week.

Educational Background

LL.B. (Summa cum laude), Faculty of Law, Hebrew University, (1966); LL.M. (Summa cum laude), Faculty of Law, Hebrew University, (1969); Doctor Jur. (Summa cum laude), Faculty of Law, Hebrew University, (1973); Visiting Scholar (post-doctoral research), Harvard Law School (1975-1976).

Practical Experience

Clerkship at the Supreme Court of Israel, (1964-1966); Clerkship at the legal department of the Jewish Agency, (1967); Admitted to the Israeli Bar, (1968).

Chief Legal Editor of the Judgments of the Supreme Court of Israel, (1968-1980), (since 1998).

Chief Legal Advisor for the reform in national health services, (1991).

Legal advisor, arbitrator and expert, in Israel and abroad, on various litigations concerning national and international transactions.

(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)