Ari D. Varon, Ph.D. is the Founder and CEO of 3Cubed (33), a business development hub facilitating cross-cultural innovation. Dr. Varon is the Organizational Advisor to Israel based China-Israel Relations NGO, SIGNAL. He previously served as Deputy Foreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister of Israel (2005-2009) & Executive Director of ELNET-Israel (2013-2015). Dr. Varon was a lecturer for an Oxford University program in Israel (2009-2013) He holds a joint Ph.D. on Islam in Europe from Tel Aviv University and Sciences Po, Paris. Dr. Varon has an M.A. in Strategic Studies and International Law with a concentration in Quantitative International Economics at Johns Hopkins SAIS, Washington D.C. He earned his B.A. at UC Berkeley in Political Science.