Conference Circuit

Russian Ambassador to Israel Piotr V. Stegniy will speak on "Russian modern foreign policy in the current period" at Hebrew University.

Dmitry Medvedev 224.88 (photo credit: AP)
Dmitry Medvedev 224.88
(photo credit: AP)
Sunday, May 18 "COMETS: A window to the origins of the solar system" is the subject of a lecture by Prof. Dina Frialnik of Tel Aviv University at 5 p.m. at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Wise Auditorium, Edmond J. Safra campus at Givat Ram. Admission is free. For more details, call (02) 658-6256. HU SCIENTISTS Prof. Joseph Almog and Prof. Ronnie Kosloff, together with more than 100 experts from 12 countries, will conduct a weeklong a symposium in Rosh Hanikra about improvised explosives and issues related to the war on terror. For more information, contact Rebecca Zeffert at (02) 588-1641 or (054) 882-0661; Orit Sulitzeanu at (02) 588-2910 or (054) 882-0016; or Internet site http://media.huji.ac.il. Monday, May 19 THE ANNUAL Dan David Prize Award Ceremony for the winners of the 2008 Prize will take place at Tel Aviv University's Smolarsz Hall at 7 p.m. Recipients are Al Gore, Amos Oz, Tom Stoppard, Atom Egoyan, Ellen and Lonnie Mosley Thompson and Geoffrey Eglinton. RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR to Israel Piotr V. Stegniy will speak on "Russian modern foreign policy in the current period" at HU from 11.30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Truman Institute's Abba Eban Conference Room. CHANGING SOCIOECONOMIC landscape of Chinese business in the 21st century is the subject of a lecture in Hebrew by Dr. Ilan Alon at 2.30 p.m. in the HU Faculty of Humanities, room 5318, on the Mount Scopus campus. For more information, call (02) 588-1371 or e-mail [email protected],huji.ac.il. THE SECOND annual two-day Spiritual Care conference for professionals will be held May 19-20 at Ma'aleh Hahamisha. It will focus on the developing face of spiritual care in institutional and community frameworks. Participants will include doctors, rabbis, social workers, nurses, psychologists, chaplains and others who work in health care and community settings. Tuesday, May 20 THE OPENING address at an international conference on "Renewable energy and beyond" will be delivered by Al Gore at Tel Aviv University. A TWO-DAY international conference on Kabbala and contemporary Jewish spiritual revival will be held at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. A SEMINAR on "60 years of the state - vision and reality" will take place at 9 a.m. at HU's Maiersdorf Faculty Club, room 502, Mount Scopus. For more information contact (02) 588-2867 or http://cherrick.huji.ac.il. A HEBREW symposium on "It is forbidden to forbid - on the 1968 revolt: universal and Jewish dimension" will take place at 6.30 p.m. at HU's Maiersdorf Faculty Club, Mount Scopus. For more information, call (02) 588-2991, (02) 588-2494, or e-mail [email protected] Wednesday, May 21 A TWO day seminar in English on "Criminal law in times of emergency" will be held from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. at Mishkenot Sha'ananim in Jerusalem. For more information, call: (02) 588-1156 or e-mail: [email protected] "THE WORK ethic and the welfare state professor" will be discussed by Arye Hillman of Bar-Ilan University at 7 p.m.at the Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies, 2 Rehov Itzhak Elhanan (next to the Inbal Hotel). Admission is free. RSVP to Avi Hein at [email protected] Thursday, May 22 THE JERUSALEM Friends of the Hebrew University will host a seminar in Hebrew and English entitled "The pursuit of happiness" in Jerusalem's Inbal Hotel from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call (02) 563-2387 or e-mail [email protected] Sunday, May 25 THE JERUSALEM Institute for Market Studies (JIMS) will host Dr. Yevgeny Volk, the head of the Heritage Foundation's Moscow office at 6:00 p.m. at 2 Rehov Itzhak Elhanan (next to the Inbal Hotel). Admission is free. RSVP to Avi Hein at [email protected]