Conference Circuit

Forbes Israel will host a salutary conference in honor of Israel's 60 years of economic development at Ramat Gan's Sheraton City Tower.

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Sunday, April 13 FUTURE TRENDS in the development of medicine is the subject of a lecture in Hebrew by Prof. Shlomo Mor-Yosef, director general of Hadassah-University Medical Center. It will take place at 5 p.m. in the Wise Auditorium, Edmond J. Safra campus at Givat Ram, as one of the "Why?" series of lectures and musical programs sponsored by the Hebrew University Authority for Community and Youth. Admission is free. For more details call (02) 658-6256. Monday, April 14 THE IDC's Center for European Studies, together with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, will hold an international conference marking the 70th anniversary of events leading to the November 1938 Kristallnacht. The conference will deal with different aspects of the subject, including the impact on Jewish communities worldwide. The conference venue is the Kaufman Auditorium in the Arison-Lauder Building on the IDC campus, Kanfei Nesharim Street, Herzliya. Buses will leave Jerusalem's Inbal Hotel and the North Tel Aviv Railway Station at 7.15 a.m. and 8.15 a.m. respectively. FORBES ISRAEL will host a salutary conference in honor of Israel's 60 years of economic development at Ramat Gan's Sheraton City Tower. The conference will begin at 8 a.m. and will include lectures on banking, capital markets, industry, technology, hi-tech, transportation and communications. Leaders from all these fields are among the invitees, along with former prime minister and finance minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Roni Bar-On. THE BUSINESS opportunities related to the European soccer championships in 2012 are many and varied. The finals will be played in Poland and the Ukraine. Yevhen Chervonenko, head of the Ukrainian National Euro 2012 Agency, will come to Israel to tell the local business community about some of the Euro business potential in his own country. He will present a seminar on the subject, detailing homeland security, infrastructure, communications, transportation, engineering construction and other projects in which Israelis might care to invest. The seminar will be conducted in English and will be held at Prime in the Tel Aviv Fairgrounds. The participation fee is NIS 350 for members of the Israel Export Institute and NIS 525 for non-members. For registration and more information call Tali Yonatan at (03) 514-2936. Tuesday, April 15 CONSTITUTION CONSENSUS - A Cross-Sector Debate on the Identity of the State of Israel and Constitutional Principles, will be held from 12.30 p.m. at the Israel Democracy Institute (IDI), 4 Pinsker Street, Jerusalem. Subjects to be discussed include: What does it mean to be a "Jewish and Democratic" state? Does Israel's Jewish character conflict with its commitment to freedom of religion? How do the fragmented sectors of Israeli society view their relationship to one another and to the state? Can a constitution bridge these gaps and ensure a stable unified Israeli democracy? Speakers include: Dr. Arye Carmon, president of IDI; Israel Harel, founder and director of the Institute for Zionist Strategies; Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer, senior fellow at IDI; Rabbi Shmuel Jakobovits, founder of the Torah Institute of Contemporary Issues; Prof. Frances Raday, professor of law at Hebrew University; Prof. Yedidia Z. Stern, senior fellow at IDI; and MK Menachem Ben-Sasson, head of the Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee. Because space is limited, attendance must be confirmed by contacting Leah Waldman at (02) 530-0849 or leah@idi.org.il. EVEN LIFE-THREATENING illnesses can awaken dormant human potential, so much so that this is in part the subject of a symposium that will be conducted under the title: How to Awaken Life Forces in Coping with Illness. The symposium will include lectures and stories from experts and long-term cancer survivors. The moderator, Vicky Leffelman, is a body-mind psychotherapist and long-term cancer survivor. The speakers will be Prof. Gershom Zaitchik, cancer researcher, HU Faculty of Medicine; Dr. Shachar Lev Ari, "turning point" research manager, complementary medicine, Ichilov Hospital; and Tamara Melnik, senior psychologist. The event will take place in the Yedidiah community, 12 Lifshitz St., Jerusalem 4.30 p.m. The entrance fee is NIS 50 per person and NIS 80 per couple. ARE WE truly safeguarding Jerusalem? This is the question that a series of prominent figures will attempt to answer at a symposium to be hosted by the Begin-Sadat Center for strategic Studies. The final speakers at the end of the day will be Adelson Center chairman Natan Sharansky, a former minister for Jerusalem Affairs and deputy prime minister; Netanyahu; and Industry and Trade Minister Eli Yishai. Among the other speakers will be Nir Barkat, head of the opposition in the Jerusalem Municipality and a leading figure in the battle to prevent the division of Jerusalem; and Dore Gold, a former ambassador to the UN and currently president of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. The event will begin at 2 p.m. in the Feldman building at Bar-Ilan University. Wednesday, April 23 A TWO-day Science Festival with competitions and prizes for teams aged 15 and up will be held at the Weizmann Institute of Science during the intermediate days of Pessah. For more details call (08) 934-3959 or access www.weizmann.ac.il/festival.