Chaim Seligman: Future Diplomat

Meet Chaim, age 24, living in Givaat Shmuel after coming to Israel in 2007 from Hollywood, Florida. Chaim is in his second year at Bar-Ilan's Faculty of Law. In addition to his studies, he spent the last year as the President of the Bar-Ilan Model UN Society and was recently elected as the Vice President of External Relations for the Israeli Model UN Association. He also teaches a Model UN and leadership workshop to a group of high-school students.

I chose to study in this field because...
"Law is a field which opens countless doors and will allow the option to pursue a career in several different fields after my studies. It more importantly continues to sharpen the analytical mind and my ability to think outside the box."

The thing I enjoy most at school is....
"My favorite thing about being a student in general is learning that there is always more to learn and always more room to grow." 

Favorite spot on campus...
"The amphitheater. It's often empty and serves as a great place to sit and think with a great view. It also teaches the lesson that you don't need to scream really loudly, you just need to be speaking from the right place and everyone will hear you." 

What are your plans for the future?
"My hope is to pursue a career in one of the following fields: Diplomacy, holding a position which will allow me to affect local policy - such as a legal adviser for a Minister, working in a think tank for a few years, or working for an NGO which will focus on either hampering terrorists' capabilities or improving the lives of people via minimizing certain areas of crime, such as human trafficking. My real plan is to dedicate at least 3-6 months to learning a new language while working in a winery to help expand my views and levels of appreciation before truly embarking upon one of the aforementioned paths. Luckily I have another year and a half of studies to figure all of that out."