US Correspondent for Echos of Education
Listen to Natan: The 2013 SAIS Conference
Biography: Natan Odenheimer is a 25 year old student from Jerusalem Israel and is a rising junior at Brandeis University. He is double majoring in Philosophy and Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies. At eighteen, Natan began three years of service in the IDF and served in an elite unit that demanded highly developed team skills. After this, he led and trained the unit’s specialized capabilities and was hired as a Non-Commissioned Officer. Natan is the U.S. correspondent for Israel’s largest education journal, Echos of Education, and is an occasional contributor to Ha’aretz newspaper, Eretz Acheret, The Forward, The Times of Israel and Ynet. Last summer, he studied Arabic at the University of Jordan. He is working on finding a new app for mobile devices that will help connect people across the divide of institutionalized conflict and open up new conversations between young Israeli and Palestinians.