A Virtual Tour of Iran
Concealed behind the dark and ominous veil of the Islamic regime in Iran is a beautiful and fascinating country. The virtual tour of Iran provides a rare glimpse into the magical landscapes, the rich culture and the unique art of ancient and modern Iran. Through breathtaking digital slides the audience will be exposed to the fascinating cultural dimensions of a country that has continuously been in the world news headlines in recent years. David has presented this lecture at Israel's Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
Cross-Cultural Communication
Our world has been transformed into a global village in many ways, that's true. But correct understanding of local world-views, customs and behaviour patterns are essential for effective communication between people from different cultures. An enriching, enjoyable and very relevant talk that provides tools for improving our Cultural Quotient (CQ) - the ability to relate and interact effectively in culturally diverse situations.
Behind the Veil - Women in Modern Iran
How did the Islamic revolution affect the day to day lives of Iranian women? Were the effects completely negative? How do Iranian women deal with a very complex reality, and how do they fight for their rights? And how did all this lead up to the current protests in Iran? An inspiring, often surprising lecture about women in a fascinating country.
Superstitions in World Cultures
Do you fear the evil eye? Do you knock on wood three times? Do you feel uncomfortable when a black cat crosses your path? Ever wondered what are the origins of beliefs and customs whose objective is to encourage good luck and to ward off bad luck? An enriching and fun lecture about superstitions in world cultures.
Carnivals in World Cultures
A fascinating and enriching experience about one of the most remarkable phenomena in human society – carnivals. With breathtaking slides and music, we will examine and experience how different world cultures have created for themselves "Islands in the Sea of Routine".
Israel, Iran and the Changing Middle East - An Unconventional Perspective
David Nissan makes full use of the unique combination of his background, his academic studies specializing in international relations and Middle-Eastern history, as well as his 23 years of valuable experience as an officer, commander and consultant in Israel's military/security establishment, in order to present a realistic and thought-provoking assessment of Israel’s political and security options against the backdrop of the breathtaking drama being played out in the Middle East today.
Revolution and Survival - The Jews in Iran
The fascinating story of one of the earliest, most ancient Jewish communities in the world. Two thousand seven hundred years of continuous presence, resilience and perseverance in maintaining both Jewish and Persian identities. How did the establishment of the State of Israel affect this community, and what happened when the 1979 revolution in Iran put an end to the Golden Age enjoyed by the Jews during the Shah's reign, and forced them to choose between Judaism and Zionism? Why did most leave, and why does the remainder insist on staying?
Inside the Mind of Iran's Leader
An unusual lecture in which former intelligence officer David Nissan assumes the identity of Iran’s leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, and through a realistic, candid and at times provocative presentation of the Iranian perspective on relevant issues, enables a deeper and more accurate understanding of Iran’s behavior in the international arena vis-à-vis Israel and the West.