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Anat Gelber

Anat Gelber is a world class debater and debate adjudicator. Gelber won the best ESL speaker award in the Worlds Universities Debating Championship in Dublin, Ireland in 2006, and the best ESL speaker award in the European Universities Debating Championships in Cork, Ireland in 2005 and in Zagreb, Croatia in 2003.

In addition to her achievements as a speaker, she was the deputy chief adjudicator of the European Universities Debating Championships in 2007, and the chief adjudicator of tournaments held in Amsterdam, Turkey and Israel.

Today, she lectures on Rhetoric, Public Speaking and Debating in many academic institutions in Israel, including the Technion, Sapir Academic College and Ben Gurion University. She also runs workshops on those subjects in the IDF and in the private sector.

Gelber is a graduate student in Philosophy, majoring in Normative Ethics, and takes special interest in war ethics and medical ethics. 

Lecture Topics:

 The Elements of Public Speaking – what makes a speaker a persuasive speaker? The elements that can help improve the effectiveness of every speaker. 

 The role of Rhetoric in Israeli politics - analysis of speeches of great Israeli speakers and politicians such as Ben Gurion, Begin, Netanyahu and more, and observation of  the effect they had on Israeli politics. 

 Presenting the Israeli Case Abroad - how to effectively explain Israel's stance in the Israeli-Arab conflict to foreign media and the general public. 

 Logic and Rhetoric in the Israeli-Arab Conflict - what role does rhetoric play in the conflict and what role does logic play? Is there a gap between the two, and if there is, can it be bridged?

 War Ethics in the Current Phase of the Israeli-Arab Conflict - is there a moral difference between fighting an army and fighting a terrorist organization and can the latter be done in an ethical manner?

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