Arik Segal is an international mediator and educator 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 and serves as the technology and innovation adviser for Mitvim institute for regional foreign policies.
Among his projects are digital campaigns that fight fake news and misinformation through educational ads and gaming. In addition, Arik is currently developing a first of its kind artificial intelligence application in conflict resolution that aims to improve online conversations and engages projects that explore the use of virtual and augmented reality in peacebuilding processes.
Arik is a lecturer at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya and teaches about: innovative conflict resolution, innovative public diplomacy and digital political campaigns. He teaches about PeaceTech various programs such as 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.
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.