Sunday, January 21 The seventh annual, four-day Herzliya Conference on the Balance of Israel's National Security will take place at the Daniel Hotel, Herzliya. The conference, chaired by Prof. Uzi Arad, is organized by the Institute for Policy and Strategy at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya. The Conference is internationally recognized as a platform for an authoritative and in-depth analysis of the relevant global, regional and domestic issues of the times. This year, special emphasis will be placed on Israel's foreign policy (relating to the US, Europe, NATO and others), nuclear proliferation and the Iranian threat. Speakers and guests will include government officials, business leaders and senior academics from Israel and abroad. For a complete program check the conference Web site: www.herzliyaconference.org. A symposium on the abuse and neglect of children in Israel will be held at the Ono Academic College (auditorium one), 104 Tsahal Street, Kiryat Ono from 9:30 a.m. The Herzog Institute for Communication Society and Politics in cooperation with the European Union is hosting a seminar with editors of Israeli and European newspapers on Israel in the European Media - Europe in the Israeli Media. The discussion, which begins in the Bar Shira Auditorium on the Tel Aviv University campus at 5 p.m., will examine issues such as media hostility and objectivity. Participants include Miguel Angel Bastenier, El Pais, Spain; Christiane Schloetzer, Sueddetische Zeitung, Germany; and Jurek Kuczekiewicz, Le Soir, Belgium. A lecture in Hebrew on dynamic short-term psychological treatments will be delivered at 5 p.m. at the Hebrew University's Wise Auditorium, Edmond J. Safra Campus at Givat Ram. The speaker will be Prof. Gabriel Shefler from the HU's department of psychology. The lecture is in the framework of the "Why?" series of lectures and musical programs sponsored by the Hebrew University Authority for Community and Youth. Admission is free of charge. For further information, call: (02) 658-6256. Monday, January 22 Elli Rodan, Editor Israel Justice.com (www.israeljustice.com) will lecture in English on Sedition! Israel 'Government' Stalinist Show Trials (for "sedition") of Bayit Leumi (National Home) movement leaders Shai Malka, Adiel Sharabi and Ariel Vangrover" by Mrs. Elli Rodan, Editor, Israel Justice.com. The lecture, under the auspices of the Root & Branch Association, will be held at the Israel Center, Keren Hayesod, Jerusalem, at 7:30 p.m. Israel Center Non-Members NIS 25, Israel Center Members NIS 20, Students NIS 10, Israel Center Life Members NIS 5, Journalists Free. The annual Advanced Communications Center conference will be held at 9 a.m. in the Rosenblatt Auditorium of the Faculty of Engineering on the Tel Aviv University campus. Topics to be discussed include Challenges in Communication Research for the Next Generation; Telecommunication, Future Directions and How Universities Could Capitalize on Research. Tuesday, January 23 German Ambassador Harald Kindermann together with Tobie Nathan, cultural counselor at the French embassy will be among the participants at an international conference on "The Holocaust as the Paradigm of Trauma in the 20th Century." The three-day conference, beginning at 10 a.m. will be held in the Gilman Building on the Tel Aviv University campus. Ernst & Young together with Hypo Real Estate is hosting a conference on Financing Real Estate Ventures in Europe. The conference which starts at 9 a.m. will be held at the Sheraton City Tower Hotel, Ramat Gan and will deal not only with sources of capital but with real estate trends in Europe in general and Germany in particular. For further details and registration, call Dikla (03) 623-2501. Managing Cross Border Risk in Emerging Markets is the title of a symposium jointly organized by the Israel Export Institute and AON Israel Insurance Brokerage. The symposium will begin at 8 a.m. on the 5th floor of the Israel Export Institute, 29 Hamered Street, Tel Aviv. For details and registration, call: (03) 514-2867. Wednesday, January 24 Costa Rican Ambassador Noemi Baruch will address the English Speaking Friends of Tel Aviv University on Latin America: A Changing Continent. The event, run in conjunction with TAU's Department of Political Science, will be held at 6:15 p.m. in Hall 003 of the Naftali Building on the TAU campus. A two-day conference marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day will be held at Yad Vashem. The conference, which is a joint project of Yad Vashem's International Institute for Holocaust Research and the Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine at the Technion - The Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa will focus on "The Holocaust, Medicine and Medical Ethics." The umbrella theme of the conference will give prominent scholars and young researchers from universities in Israel and abroad a platform for discussion of various issues on the topic, including: Medical Ethics, Eugenics and Euthanasia; Medical Schools and the Teaching of Medical Ethics; Nazi Medical Experiments; and Jewish Physicians in the Ghettos. The Conference is being held through the support of the Gertner Center for International Holocaust Conferences and the Claims Conference. For further information, call: (02) 644 3480. A seminar on "Reasons for Singledom:" A critical discussion about women without men will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies, 20 Radak Street, Rehavia, Jerusalem. The seminar is under the auspices of the Lafer Center for Women and Gender Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Following the debate, participants will discuss: "Single life for Palestinian women in Israel - an anthropological viewpoint;" and "Sexuality of single women in Tel Aviv;" "Is there a lid for every pot?;" Self-help literature for singles. For further information, call: (02) 588 3455, e-mail: email@example.com. A lecture in English on "The Hebrew Bible Without the Jews in the Writings of Ephrem the Syrian" will be held at 6 p.m. in Room 405, Maiersdorf Faculty Club, Mount Scopus campus. The lecturer will be Prof. Craig E. Morrison of the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome. The event is under the auspices of the Center for the Study of Christianity at the Hebrew University. Opening remarks will be made by the dean of the faculty of humanities, Prof. Israel Bartal and the director of the Center for the Study of Christianity, Dr. David Satran. For further details, call: (02)588 2329, e-mail: www.truman.huji.ac.il. Thursday, January 25 A symposium on "Preparation by the state and public awareness for the next earthquake" will be held from 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m., in Hall 109 of the Hebrew University's Institute of Earth Sciences Building, Edmond J. Safra campus at Givat Ram. Subjects up for discussion include: "Geology, geologists and the next destructive earthquake in Israel;" "Methods of calculating and assessing how buildings will withstand an earthquake;" "How to deal with a water crisis in an earthquake scenario;" The closing lecture will be on "Predictions of strong earthquakes," presented by Prof. Amotz Agnon from the Institute of Earth Sciences at the Hebrew University, followed by a panel discussions on raising public and community awareness on geology and the dangers of earthquakes. For further information, call: 02-658 5549 (Oded Navon). Friday, January 26 The Eliahu and Margot Getzelter memorial symposium on Medical Ethics and the Media will be held at Kfar Hamaccabiah from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. with the participation of Attorney Eli Zohar, chairman of the Israel Association for Medicine and Law. Other participants will included retired Supreme Court Justice Dalia Dorner who is president of the Press Council; Prof. Avinoam Reches, the head of the Neurological Department at the Hadassah Medical Center; Prof. Yoram Perry, head of the School of Communications at Tel Aviv University' Attorney Orna Lyn, chairperson of the Council of the Bar Association; and Ran Reznik, Haaretz health reporter. Prof. Yoel Rak, head of the Department of Anatomy, Sackler School of Medicine will address Israeli friends of Tel Aviv University on "Investigation of Human Evolution: a personal account." The lecture will take place at 11 a.m. in the Kagan Hall of the Trubowicz Law Building on the TAU campus. Monday, January 29 The Institute for National Security Studies will hold a symposium on the feasibility of renewing negotiations with Syria. The symposium will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Ettinger Hall of the Gilman building on the Tel Aviv University campus.