Sunday, January 13
PRESIDENT SHIMON Peres will be the keynote speaker at a two-day conference at the Herzliya's Daniel Hotel on "An Agreement within a Year: How to Reach a Peace Agreement in 2008," sponsored by the Geneva Initiative. Panels of Israeli, Palestinian and US experts will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the negotiating parties. Among the speakers will be Dan Kurtzer, formerly US ambassador to Israel and Egypt; Rob Malley, formerly advisor to US president Bill Clinton; MK Yossi Beilin, co-architect of the Geneva Initiative; Saeb Erekat, head negotiator for the Palestinian Authority; Dov Weisglass, formerly an advisor to prime minister Ariel Sharon; and Khalil Shikaki, a Palestinian analyst and pollster. For more information and registration call Ran Aron at (054) 668-7002.
THE 24TH World WIZO Conference will open at the Tel Aviv Hilton. The four-day event will be attended by more than 1,000 women from WIZO federations from around the globe, representing Jewish communities in 36 countries. Among the speakers will be Peres, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Welfare and Social Services Minister Isaac Herzog, Education Minister Yuli Tamir, Knesset Speaker Dalia Itzik, MK Shelly Yacimovich, MK Limor Livnat, MK Haim Oron and Ambassador to the United Nations Dan Gillerman. The event is within the framework of Israel's 60th anniversary celebrations.
Monday, January 14
AN INTERNATIONAL symposium in English on "The Contribution of the Eichmann Trial to International Criminal Law" will be held at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Mount Scopus campus, 3 p.m. in Senate Hall, in honor of retired Supreme Court justice Gabriel Bach on the occasion of his 80th birthday. Speakers will include Supreme Court President Dorit Beinisch, Bach, President of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda Lord Denis Byron and Reserve Trial Judge Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia Claudia Fenz. The symposium is under the auspices of HU's Minerva Center for Human Rights and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. For further details and registration call (02) 588-1156 or e-mail email@example.com
MINORITIES AND Law Enforcement is the subject of the Israel Drapkin Memorial Symposium, in English at HU's Maiersdorf Faculty Club on the Mount Scopus campus, 9.30 a.m. in Room 501. For more information call (02) 588-2502.
ISRAELI HI-TECH achievements over the past 60 years will be discussed by the Israel Management Center's Hi-Tech Forum at a symposium and awards ceremony to be held at Ramat Gan's Sheraton City Tower, starting at 4 p.m. For more information call Limor at (03) 671-1979.
AN INTERNATIONAL three-day conference on "Jewish Art in Context: The Role of Meaning of Artifacts and Visual Images" will be held at Tel Aviv University. It will establish the foundation for a new project that has been launched at The Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Project, headed by Dr. Simha Goldin, and Dr. Naomi Feuchtwanger-Sarig, the project coordinator of the Jewish Art and Visual Culture Research Project.
The purpose of the conference is to bring together researchers from all over the world, who regard Jewish visual art as an historic document that maintains a continual dialogue with the surrounding, non-Jewish environment. The conference will host 47 researchers from 11 countries.
Tuesday, January 15
AN INTERNATIONAL workshop on "Governmentality in International Politics" will be held by the HU's Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations at 9 a.m. in Abba Eban Hall, Davis Building, Mount Scopus. Commencing at 9.30 a.m, the workshop will feature speakers from Australia, the US, Denmark, Canada and Israel. For details and registration call (02) 588-2321.
THE HU'S Harry S. Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace will host a lecture in English on "Contested memories of the Spanish Civil War." The speaker will be Prof. Isabel Estrada of Bernard College, Columbia University. The lecture begins at 2.30 p.m. in the Round Room, 4th floor, Truman Institute. For more information call (02) 588 -2329.
Wednesday, January 16
JABOTINSKY'S LETTERS from 1934 have special historical relevance. They have been compiled into book form by the Jabotinsky Institute, which is hosting a symposium on their contents at 6 p.m. at the Jabotinsky Institute, 38 King George Street, Tel Aviv. The participants will include Dr. Moshe Halevi, Prof. Anita Shapira and attorney Yoram Aridor. Jabotinsky Institute director Yossi Achimeir will be the moderator.
Thursday, January 17
THE EILAT Business Conference for small- and medium-sized businesses will be held over a three-day period. Public relations guru Ran Rahav and Minister-without-Portfolio Ruhama Avraham, who is the liaison for Israel's 60th anniversary celebrations, will participate. For more information call (03) 638-2875.
AN EXHIBITION and sixth annual conference on Events and Exhibitions will be held at the Tel Aviv Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. under the auspices of Face2Face, a subsidiary of Events Act. The conference will focus on Israel's 60th anniversary celebrations and will feature the latest technologies available for turning functions into extraordinary events. The conference is intended for industrialists, marketing, public relations and advertising executives, and for organizers of community festivities.
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