The Common good is proud to present an intimate conversation and celebration with Chemi Peres on the new memoir written by his father, Shimon Peres, former President and Prime Minister of Israel. This event was hosted by Marcia Riklis.
Shimon Peres, a leading statesman in his country and around the world, penned the book, “No Room for Small Dreams: Courage, Imagination and the Making of Modern Israel”, shortly before his death late last year, intertwining the historic moments of his own life and Israel’s - and the future he hopes for his nation. Shimon Peres was one of Israel’s founding fathers and for more than six decades was an architect of its ascent from a fragile state to a global power. In 1994, he was awarded the Nobel Peace for his extraordinary efforts to forge peace between Israel and the Palestinians. in 1996, he founded the groundbreaking Peres Center for Peace and Innovation to focus on developing and implementing imaginative peacebuilding programs around the world. Peres died in September 2016, shortly after finishing his work on this book. He was ninety-three year old.
Chemi Peres, son of the late president of Israel, Shimon Peres, is one of Israel’s foremost venture capital and innovation pioneers. He is the Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Pitango Venture Capital. Prior he served 10 years in the Israeli Air Force Chemi is currently the Chairman of the Peres Center for Peace.