Last updated on: 9/17/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Yaron Brook, PhD Biography

Title:
President and Executive Director of the Ayn Rand Institute
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“There are two possibilities in my view to resolve this. One is for them [Palestinians] to become -long term- Israeli citizens and have one country that goes from the Jordan river to the Mediterranean …the other solution is to have a Palestinian state, but I think that requires a completely different [Palestinian] leadership that respects freedom …individual rights …and the right of Israel to exist.”

“The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Listen to Yaron Brook on the Mike Rosen Show,” www.aynrand.org, May 2, 2002

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • President and Executive Director of the Ayn Rand Institute
  • Served in Israeli Army Intelligence
  • Founder of Lyceum International (a firm specializing in Objectivist conferences and distance-learning courses)
  • Founder of BH Equity Research, a venture-capital consulting firm in San Jose, California
  • Former Assistant Professor of Finance, Santa Clara University, California
Education:
  • PhD, University of Texas at Austin, Finance
  • MBA, University of Texas at Austin
  • BSc, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Civil Engineering
Other:
  • None found