Gideon Belete, Canada, is an MA student in the Security and Diplomacy Program at Tel Aviv University. Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Gideon worked as a government relations consultant in his hometown. Gideon also served in provincial politics working as an aide to a Member of Parliament. He holds a BA with Honors in Political Studies and History from Queen’s University, where he specialized in politics of the Middle East and comparative ethnic politics. Born to Ethiopian Jewish and Israeli parents, Gideon is passionate about social innovation and combatting discrimination.