The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a Director's Lunch with Chuck Freilich, former Deputy National Security Adviser in Israel and a Senior Fellow in the International Security Program at the Belfer Center.

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Chuck Freilich was a Deputy National Security Adviser in Israel. He is now a Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center where he specializes in Middle Eastern affairs, US-Middle East policy and Israeli national security policy. He also teaches political science at Harvard and at Tel Aviv University.

Chuck is the author of “Zion’s Dilemmas: How Israel Makes National Security Policy” (Cornell Press, 2012), the only book that focuses solely on Israel’s decision-making processes in national security affairs. He is now nearing completion of a new book entitled “Israeli National Security: A New Strategy for an Era of Change,” a much needed look at what has changed in Israel’s national security setting and recommendations for change. He is also co-authoring a book on Israel and the threat of cyber warfare.

Chuck has appeared as a commentator for numerous US, Israeli and foreign radio and TV stations and has published numerous academic articles and over 100 op-eds on a variety of Middle Eastern issues.

Chuck was a Senior Analyst at the Israel Ministry of Defense, policy adviser to a cabinet minister, a delegate at the Israeli Mission to the UN and the executive director of two non- profits. He served in the Israel Defense Forces for five years and is a reserve major.

Chuck earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University. Born in New York, he immigrated to Israel in his teens. He lives in Hod Hasharon, Israel, and spends the spring semester in the US each year.

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