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MJCCA Book Fest: Dan Senor, The Genius of Israel

view options The 32nd Edition of the Book Festival of the MJCCA Presents Dan Senor, The Genius of Israel: The Surprising Resilience of a Divided Nation in a Turbulent World

Author Talk, Q & A & Book Signing

Dan Senor, co-author of the international bestseller, Start-Up Nation, has long been a student of the global innovation race. But as he and his co-author, Saul Singer, spent time with Israel’s entrepreneurs and political leaders, soldiers and students, scientists and activists, ultra-Orthodox Jews, Tel Aviv techies, and Israeli Arabs, they realized that they had missed what really sets Israel apart. Moving from military commanders integrating at-risk youth and people who are neurodiverse into national service, to high performing companies making space for working parents, from dreamers and innovators launching a duct-taped spacecraft to the moon, to bringing better health solutions to people around the world, The Genius of Israel tells the story of a diverse people and society built around the values of service, solidarity, and belonging. Widely admired for having the world’s highest density of high-tech start-ups, Israel’s greatest innovation may not be a technology at all, but Israeli society itself. Understanding how a country facing so many challenges can be among the happiest provides surprising insights into how we can confront the crisis of community, human connectedness, and purpose in modern life.


Dan Senor was a senior advisor to Paul Ryan’s 2012 campaign for vice president and foreign policy advisor to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaigns. A former Defense Department official, Senor has been based in Baghdad and at US Central Command in Qatar, and was a US Senate aide in the 1990s. He has written for The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA TODAY, and The Washington Post. He is the host of the Call Me Back podcast. Today, he is an executive at an international investment firm.

Books will be available for purchase on the evening of the event from our partner bookseller, A Cappella Books!
date time location fee age code
date MJCCA Book Fest: Dan Senor, The Genius of Israel
Tuesday, 11.14.2023 - 11.14.2023 (1 session)
time 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
location MJCCA Zaban Park fee Member: $18 & Non-members: $22 age 18 - 120 Years code #53803 Buy Tickets
Tuesday, November 14, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm