Chen Arad

Chen Arad is a sophomore at Brandeis University, from Hod-HaSharon, Israel. At 17, Chen was granted a full two-year scholarship to represent Israel in a Lester B. Pearson United World College of the Pacific in Western Canada, where among other activities he led Israel programming. Following his graduation, Chen worked as a fundraising coordinator for the Israel Cancer Association. In late 2007 Chen joined the Israel Defense Forces Spokesperson Unit and served for three years as a Foreign Press Spokesman at the IDF News Desk. Upon his discharge in 2010, Chen worked as a News Editor for ynet (Yedioth Ahronot) for one year. At Brandeis, Chen has been thoroughly involved with Israel-related activities. This year he co-founded the Brandeis Visions for Israel in an Evolving World (bVIEW) movement for improving the conversation regarding Israel on U.S. campuses. This January, bVIEW will host 300 students for a one-day conference.