Orit Farkash HaCohen – Episode 4

Orit Farkash HaCohen on AI Regulation, Burnout, Israel’s Natural Gas Exploration, and Diversity in High-Tech

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On the 4th episode of Invested, Michael hosts Member of the Israeli Knesset Orit Farkash Hacohen

Orit is the former minister of Innovation, Technology and Space for the State of Israel, and former Minister for Tourism & Strategic Affairs—notably during Coronavirus. She previously served as the first female Chair of Israel’s Electric Authority. She has also been instrumental in Israel’s offshore gas exploration, and has worked tirelessly to advance tech diplomacy efforts between Israel and the United States, as well as the Arab world and other countries. 

Orit holds an LLB from Hebrew University and an MPA from Harvard University. She is married with four children. 

You can find her on Twitter @FarkashOrit, where she tweets mostly in Hebrew. She is also active on Linkedin and Facebook. 

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Israel’s Karish Offshore Gas Project (Washington Institute)

Israel Electric Corporation (Wikipedia)

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern stepping down (NPR)

Perlmutter report (Globes)


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