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Uri Savir is an Israeli diplomat. He served as head of Israeli diplomacy in the critical years, 1993-1996, when he was the Chief Negotiator of the Oslo Accords. In 1999, Savir was elected to the Knesset on the Centre Party's list. Two years later, he left the Centre Party and was a member of the New Way faction for two days. During his time in the Knesset, he served on a number of committees, including the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. Savir is currently the President of the non-profit organization The Glocal Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of international relations in pursuance of new balance between global and local forces in today's world. He is also a director of the Shimon Peres Center For Peace. Savir studied International Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.