Stanely Fischer to receive honorary PhD from Weizmann Institute of Science

November 9, 2014 16:13


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Vice-Chair of the US Federal Reserve System’s Board of Governors Prof. Stanley Fischer will receive an honorary doctorate from the Weizmann Institute of Science Monday evening.

Fischer, a highly respected economist and an expert on financial crises has held several leadership roles, among them, Governor of the Bank of Israel, where he led a monetary policy that successfully mitigated the effects of the global economic crisis of 2008 on the Israeli economy.

Also receiving honorary doctorates are renowned diabetes researchers Prof. Jesse Roth, veteran Israeli actress Lia Koenig Stolper, Prof. Marvin L. Cohen, one of the world’s foremost condensed-matter physicists, Prof. Simon Schama, CBE, a professor of history and art history at Columbia University, an Dr. Herbert Winter, a highly esteemed member of the European legal establishment.

The Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, is one of the world's top-ranking multidisciplinary research institutions noted for its wide-ranging exploration of the natural and exact sciences.

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