SIGNAL and the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA) Fellow and Director of the Institute for Contemporary Studies at JCPA, Ambassador Alan Baker is seen here shaking hands with China’s Vice President Yuanchao Li. They met when SIGNAL invited Amb. Baker to join SIGNAL’s executive director, Carice Witte at the Global Affairs conference, held in Beijing by the Chinese Center for Contemporary World Studies (CCCWS) of the Central Party Committee. SIGNAL represented Israel at this event for the 3rd consecutive year.
One of Israel’s most prominent experts in international law, Ambassador Alan Baker served for ten years as the Legal Advisor of Israel’s Foreign Ministry, Legal Advisor to the Israel Defense Forces, Assistant Legal Advisor at the United Nations and Ambassador of Israel to Canada. He was an active participant in the legal aspects of negotiations with all of Israel’s Arab neighbors.
Ambassador Baker is currently the Director of the Institute for Contemporary Affairs at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs and Director of the International Action Division of the Legal Forum for Israel. He was also appointed by Prime Minister Netanyahu to serve on the Edmond Levy Commission to examine the Status of Building in the areas of Judea and Samaria.
At the CCCWS conference entitled, China’s New Reforms: The Role of the Party – The Party and World Dialogue 2014, Amb. Alan Baker addressed the commonalities between the two ancient people of Israel and China, taking the narrative from 2000 BC to the present, where both nations are faced with threats of terror. He discussed how cooperation between our peoples would advance the effort to combat these serious threats. During his talk, he introduced his views on China’s place in the world community, the concept of competition without zero-sum outcome and the Chinese Dream. He outlined the what the realization of the Chinese reforms meant in practical terms and put forward his views on the enhancing of China’s role in the international community. Ambassador Baker attended the conference with SIGNAL Executive Director, Carice Witte.
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