Technology and Innovation Adviser
Arik Segal is an international mediator and entrepreneur who specializes in the application of technologies in innovative dialogue structures. He established “Conntix” – a consultancy that aims to connect people through innovation and technology. He is a member of the Center for Applied Negotiations at the INSS and serves as the technology and innovation adviser for Mitvim.
Born in Canada and raised in Israel, he holds an HBA in International Relations from the University of Toronto and a Masters’ degree from Tel Aviv University in Diplomacy Studies, as well as a Mediator’s certificate from Gevim Group.
Among his projects are a unique “backchannel” between Israeli and Turkish officials and an online-onsite dialogue project between hundreds of Israeli and Arab young leaders.
Arik is a lecturer at Israeli academic institutions and teaches about: innovative conflict resolution, innovative public diplomacy and online political campaigns. He teaches at the Rotary Peace Fellowship and gives guest lectures on international institutions such as Harvard Kennedy School.
Arik established the “Young Professionals in Foreign Policy-Tel Aviv” group and regularly publishes op-eds in various local and international platforms. He is US State Dept. international exchange alumni and a graduate of the International academy for leadership in Gummersbach, Germany.