Event Details

Since Donald Trump took office, he has sought to implement an ‘America First’ trade policy, withdrawing from partnerships and announcing the renegotiation of other treaties. The US–Israel Free Trade Agreement is one of the oldest the US has negotiated. Is it safe? Join us as Les Glick ’67, JD ’70, co-chair of the American Bar Association Customs Committee, discusses the implications of Trump’s ‘America First’ trade policy for Israel, the stability of the US–Israel Free Trade Agreement, and the steps that should be taken by Israeli businesses.

Please RSVP by 04 February 2018 by reserving tickets at https://cornellisrael.eventbrite.com/ (payment at the door). Attendance to this event is open to all Cornellians, fellow Ivy Leaguers, and other friends. Admission fee: NIS20 for Cornellians (and immediate family members) and NIS30 for non-Cornellians. Attendance is restricted to 50 participants. The talk will begin promptly at 19.30, however, a tour of the historic Ben-Gurion House will be provided at no additional charge for those who would arrive at 18.30. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact ICC co-chairs Renie Hirsch and D Gershon Lewental (owner-israelalumni-l@cornell.edu).

Location and parking: The event will take place at the historic home of Israel’s founding prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, at Ben-Gurion Boulevard 17. There are three paid parking lots near the venue: at the corner of Ben-Yehudah and Gordon, on ha-Yarqon near the Leonardo Hotel, and the parking garage at Kikar Atarim. However, we recommend parking for free at the Riding parking lot near the Tel-Aviv Port and taking the no. 4 bus or sherut to the Ben-Gurion House.

Leslie Alan Glick ’67, JD ’70 is a graduate of Cornell University and Cornell Law School and specialises in international trade and customs law with the firm of Butzel Long in Washington, DC, where he is co-chair of the International Trade and Customs Specialty Team. He is currently co-chair of the American Bar Association Customs Committee and has authored books on international trade.