Conference Circuit

One Family Fund, a nonprofit organization that helps victims of terror, has planned seven simultaneous solidarity rallies around the world.

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March 16, 2008 11:44
Conference Circuit

Conference Circuit 88. (photo credit: Courtesy)

Monday, March 17 •AN ENGLISH lecture and slide show on "Jerusalem's Palestinian social history from the late Ottoman period to the British Mandate" will be presented by Palestinian-American educator Mona Hajjar Halaby at 11 a.m. at the Truman Institute, Mount Scopus campus, under the auspices of the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace. For further details, e-mail: msela@mscc.huji.ac.il. •THE EMEK Hamaianot Regional Council in the Beit She'an Valley is hosting the first Maianot Conference, targeting people working in the tourist industry. The conference's focus is to discuss ways and means of developing springs and rivers in the region into sites that will attract both domestic and foreign tourists. Guest of honor at the conference will be Environmental Protection Minister Gideon Ezra; Director-General of the Ministry for Agriculture Yael Shaltieli, Jewish National Fund Chairman Avraham Duvdevani, and Beit She'an Mayor Jackie Levy will also participate. The conference will be chaired by Omri Shalmon, deputy director-general of the Council for the Preservation of Antiquities. Participation in the conference is free of charge, but registration is essential as tours are included. For registration and further information contact Shoshi at 04-6065634 or by e-mail: shoshi@bbshean.org.il. For the whole program access the Web site www.maianot.co.il. Tuesday, March 18 •THE ANNUAL Conference of Financial Consultants will take place at the David Intercontinental Hotel at 2 p.m. and will include the latest updates on capital markets in Israel and around the globe, as well as on other relevant subjects. There will also be a session on the psychology of the investor. For further details and registration call 03-5133650. •THE AMERICAN Jewish Congress and the Martin Steinberg Charitable Trust Fund will partner with IDC Herzliya through underwriting the costs of a two-week module for Alan Dershowitz as a scholar in residence at IDC during March 2008. The AJC will sponsor a one-and-a-half day America-Israel Dialogue on Human Rights and Security at IDC Herzliya. The dialogue opens at 6 p.m. on the evening of March 18 and continues March 19 at IDC. The opening session will include: Prof. Alan Dershowitz, Prof. Irwin Cotler and Prof. Aharon Bara. Moderator is Prof. Amnon Rubinstein. They will be joined by other participants, including AJC General Counsel Marc Stern on Wednesday at 9 a.m. Advance registration with IDC is essential. •"FANTASY AND Reality - representations of the past, the present and the future" is the subject of a fascinating literary conference that will be held over a two-day period at the Hecht Auditorium of the Hecht Museum on the campus of the University of Haifa. Admission is free of charge. The opening session begins at 9:30 a.m. •EVERYTHING YOU wanted to know about the communications industry in Israel will be within earshot at the Communications Arena Conference taking place at the Sheraton City Tower Hotel, Ramat Gan in the presence of Communications Minister Ariel Attias. Wednesday March 19 •AN AWARDS Ceremony to award the Rector's Prize to outstanding master's degree students, researchers and teachers; will be held at 6 p.m. in the Hendler Auditorium, of the Truman Institute, HU Mount Scopus campus. For further details, e-mail: yafae@savion.huji.ac.il. •McGILL UNIVERSITY Professor George Weisz will deliver a lecture in English on "Regulating doctors and specialists in the 19th and 20th centuries." The lecture will begin at 4.30 p.m., in Room 403 of the Maiersdorf Faculty Club, HU Mount Scopus campus, under the auspices of the Israel Association for Canadian Studies and the Halbert Center for Canadian Studies. For further details: 02-5883367. •WOMEN IN Computer Science workshop will be held at the Cymbalista Beth Knesset on the Tel Aviv University Campus. It is intended to bring together Israeli female students in computer sciences and related fields, but is also open to the general public. The list of confirmed speakers includes: Orna Berry - chairperson, Israel Venture Association, Venture Partner, Gemini Israel Funds; Sophie Cluet - chief scientist for Information and Communication at the French Ministry of Science; Michal Geva - general manager of Sun Israel Development Center; Daphne Koller - professor of Computer Science, Stanford University, USA; Hagit Messer-Yaron - professor of Electrical Engineering, vice president and dean for Research and Development, Tel Aviv University; and Eva Tardos - professor of Computer Science and department chair, Cornell, USA. For further details call Orly Fromer: 03-6408741. Thursday, March 20 •ONE FAMILY Fund, a nonprofit organization that helps victims of terror, has planned seven simultaneous solidarity rallies around the world on March 20 to show solidarity with the People of Israel. The rallies will be broadcast live on the Internet, starting in Sderot and moving around the world. You can participate by simply logging on to www.together4israel.org. Alan Dershowitz, the renowned American international lawyer and Irwin Cotler, a Canadian MP and expert on human rights, will kick off the evening live from Sderot on Purim together with Sderot residents and those who have been wounded. The opening event in Sderot will be followed by a stop at the Western Wall to say Tehillim (Psalms) with the Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi Yona Metzger. The cameras will then take the event live to the chief rabbi of England at his synagogue rally and then to New York, broadcasting from the synagogue of Kehilath Jeshurun at 6:00 p.m. local time with local dignitaries. The broadcast will then continue to the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, together with local dignitaries and Hollywood personalities and then to Australia. The broadcast will be one hour and can be viewed at www.together4israel.org. Monday, March 24 •THE HON. Ratnasiri Wickramanayaka, prime minister of Sri Lanka, will speak on "The Current Political Situation in Sri Lanka and a Vision for the Future" at an evening to be hosted by the Israel Council on Foreign Relations at the Kohinoor Restaurant, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Givat Ram, Jerusalem. The event begins at 5 p.m. and will be chaired by Dr. David Kimche, president of the Israel Council on Foreign Relations. Registration is essential; to confirm attendance call: 02-633 3003. Tuesday, March 25 •ONE OF the great tragedies not only of the present generation, but of previous generations is teenage suicide. "Understanding Youth Suicide: A meeting of different perspectives," is the subject of a three-day international conference to be held at Ma'aleh Hahamisha, with the participation of child psychologists and psychiatrists, neurobiologists and representatives of the National Suicide Prevention Program.


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