Oct 27, 2020

Bismark with an iPhone; The Future of the Age of Reason

  • Doron Shalom Avital Former Chief Commanding Officer, Sayeret Matkal and Former Member of Israeli Parliament,

    Doron Shalom Avital
    Former Chief Commanding Officer, Sayeret Matkal and Former Member of Israeli Parliament,

To assess the future of “the liberal order” and the threat it faces

Context

We have two spectacular speakers: Doron Shalom Avital, Former Chief Commanding Officer, Sayeret Matkal & Former Member of Israeli Parliament, and Gal Messinger Head of Global Security, Philips Lighting & Former CSO STMicroelectronics

After decades of holding key positions in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Doron Avital was the commander of the elite special forces, Sayeret Matkal. He also served as an Israeli politician as a member of the Knesset. He has subsequently taken up to academia and examines several world social trends. 

His paper titled Bismark with an iPhone analyses the "Trump phenomenon" as a reference point for an examination of a comprehensive historical process whose essence is an attack targeting “the liberal order.”

He analyses it through the prism of the philosophy of language and logic that played center stage in the story of the analytic philosophy of the 20th century and would elaborate on his thoughts and analysis at the 89thSynergia forum. 

Gal Messinger who had also served with the Sayeret Matkal and is currently the Head, Global Security for Phillips will join the conversation.

Focus areas of discussion

  • What are the key factors that led to a challenge against liberal order? 
  • How crucial are the U.S. election results in this context? 
  • How has the Coronavirus pandemic impacted?

Experts

Doron Shalom Avital
Doron Shalom Avital
Former Chief Commanding Officer, Sayeret Matkal and Former Member of Israeli Parliament,