Sunday, June 15 THE BABYLONIAN Heritage Center will host the fourth international congress on studies of the Jews of Babylon. It will open at Tel Aviv's Mann Auditorium and will continue on Monday and Tuesday at the Babylonian Heritage Center in Or Yehuda. THE PURSUIT of Peace through the Rule of Law at times of Violence is the central theme of the conference of the World Jurist Association, which opened on Thursday at the Jerusalem Bar Association, 1 Chopin Street, with sessions on the legal aspects of terrorism and the role of the UN in combating terrorism. The conference continues Sunday at the Knesset and subsequently at the Renaissance Hotel, with the closing session at the Jerusalem Bar Association. Monday, June 16 THE CARTOONING for Peace project will hold a three-day summit meeting in Israel and the Palestinian Authority together with the Peres Center for Peace. Cartooning for Peace is made up of cartoonists from Algeria, Egypt, Turkey, Japan, the US, France and Israel. It will open four simultaneous exhibitions in Ramallah, Bethlehem, east Jerusalem and Holon. TECHNOLOGICAL AND Scientific innovations in business travel will be discussed at a conference devoted to business travel. Representatives of leading airlines will be among the speakers, as will Ofer Hodorov, CEO of Business Travel Center Ltd., which is one of the key sponsors of the conference. For more details call: (03) 512-1748 or (03) 513-2471. SEVERAL AEROSPACE experts from Europe will be among the speakers at a symposium on Aerospace and Security, hosted by ISERD - Israel Europe Research and Development - at 9.30 a.m. at the MDA building 60 Yigal Alon Street, Tel Aviv. For details access www.iserd.org.il. Tuesday, June 17 WHEN THE Soviet Union and most of the East European bloc countries severed diplomatic ties with Israel after the Six Day War, Romania was the only country that did not follow the example of members of the Warsaw Pact; it refrained from suspending diplomatic relations with Israel. In celebration of 60 years of uninterrupted diplomatic relations between Romania and the State of Israel, the Romanian Embassy will host a symposium at Jerusalem's Inbal Hotel on "Romania-Israel 60 Tears of Partnership." Wednesday, June 18 PRIME MINISTER Ehud Olmert is to participate in a Partnership Conference on Philanthropy and Civil Society in Israel. Other participants are Quartet representative Tony Blair and Defense Minister Ehud Barak. Prior registration is essential. Call (09) 899-5824. THE ISRAEL Council for Social Development will mark the 60th anniversary of the state with a conference on Social Responsibility toward a Just Society. The conference will be held from 3.30 p.m. at the Jerusalem Municipality. For more details and registration call: (02) 629-8154. AN INTERNATIONAL conference Toward Understanding of Stigma and Mental Health will be held in the auditorium of the Hecht Museum of the University of Haifa. Participants will discuss the many faces of stigma and the consequences of stigma. THE BESA Center at Bar-Ilan University will host an international two-day conference on The Decline of Citizen Armies in Democratic States. The conference will begin at 9.30 a.m. in the Senate hall of the Feldman Building on the BIU campus. Thursday June 19 THE ISRAEL Genealogical Society will conduct a one-day seminar on Sephardi genealogy dedicated to the memory of Mazal Linenberg-Navon (the late sister of former president Yitzhak Navon), at 1 p.m. at Beit Frankforter, 80 Derech Beit Lehem, Baka, Jerusalem. For more details contact Mathilde Tagger at [email protected] CLOSE TO 50 research papers will be presented at the 18th multidisciplinary research conference of Judea and Samaria to be held at Ariel University on subjects that will include global warming, history, archaeology, society, geography, botany and the Middle East. Sunday, June 22 THE THREE-Day meeting of the Jewish Agency board of governors will open at Jerusalem's Inbal Hotel at 8.30 a.m. On the first day there will be a special workshop on Branding Israel, by Foreign Ministry director of branding Ido Aharoni, and on the last day there will be a special diplomatic briefing by former Mossad head Ephraim Halevi.