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Lena Bakman

Public Diplomacy and Communications Specialist.


MBA in Business Management and a BA in Communications (with honors).

Member of Jewish Diplomatic Corps at World Jewish Congress.


IVLP alumni on behalf of the U.S. State Department and a former member of an Alumni Steering Committee.


A former member of the Interpeace Russian Project of the UN in Israel.

Igniter for Berlin Hub and a member of the ROI Community and a member of the Nachum Goldmann Fellowship.


Within my former position as a spokeswoman of NGO Monitor and in my continuous involvement in public diplomacy, I publish Op-Eds and being interviewed on the topics of the delegitimization campaign against Israel.




Topics of my lectures include:


  • Israel and domestic political affairs.

  • Obstacles to the peace process in the Middle East;

  • Branding, Communications and Social Media;

  • Impressions of working in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel.

  • Impressions of working in the Knesset (Israeli Parliament).

  • Public Diplomacy and Communications in the 21st Century.

  • Modern anti-Semitism versus the classic anti-Semitism;

  • BDS (Boycotts, Divestments, Sanctions) and delegitimization campaign against Israel; and how to deal with it;

  • Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and their role in the Arab-Israeli conflict;

  • Building a community in the shadow of the worldwide Corona crisis.

  • Being a busy mother and a career woman.



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