Conference Circuit

Urban Centers and Urban Renewal is the theme of the annual conference of the Israel Association of United Architects. (photo credit: )
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Thursday, January 19 Likud Chairman Binyamin Netanyahu will address the issue of Terror in a Global Era at a lecture evening organized by the Faculty of Social Sciences at Tel Aviv University. The respondent will be Prof. George Fletcher of the Columbia University Law Faculty. The lecture will take place at 6 p.m. in the Malka Brenda Auditorium of the TAU Law School. Urban Centers and Urban Renewal is the theme of the annual conference of the Israel Association of United Architects which opens at the Shimshon Center, Beit Shmuel, Jerusalem at 6 p.m. with the participation of Foreign, Justice and Absorption Minister Tzipi Livni, Jerusalem Mayor Uri Lupoliansky, IAUA chairman Yitzhak Lir and Uri Shitreet who recently resigned from the position of Jerusalem City Engineer. The Young Architects' Forum will be inaugurated at the opening. For further information and registration call: (03) 518-8234. A conference co-sponsored by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Sapir College and other bodies on where research into development towns is heading, will be held at 4 p.m. at the Keshet Center, 55 Herzl Street, Sderot. Participants will include the mayors of Acre, Migdal HaEmek, Arad, Kiryat Malachi, Ofakim, and Kiryat Shmone. For details call: 052-8082934. The Archeological Department of the Faculty of Humanities at Haifa University will host a symposium on new archaeological findings and historic discoveries under the title: Crossing the Jordan. The symposium will take place from 9 a.m. in the auditorium of the Hecht Museum on the Haifa University Campus. Rabbis, lawyers and academics will discuss halachic and ethical means of coping with new financial tools at an all-day symposium to be held from 8:30 a.m. in the Mintz Auditorium at Bar Ilan University. Sunday, January 22 The Grammar of Love in Ancient Southern India - a lecture in Hebrew by Prof. David Shulman of the Hebrew University. One of the "Why?" series of lectures and musical programs sponsored by the Hebrew University Authority for Community and Youth will be held at 5 p.m. in the Wise Auditorium, Hebrew University Edmond J. Safra Campus, Givat Ram. Admission is free of charge. For further information, call: (02) 658-6256. Shenkar College will host an international conference on Technologies and Digital Models in the Process of Architectural Design. The conference will take place in the Mitchell Auditorium on the Shenkar campus, Ramat Gan. For details call: (03) 611-0038 or 611-0134. Monday, January 23 Professor Yair Oron, Chair of the Department of Sociology, Political Science and Communications at the Open University of Israel will deliver a lecture in Hebrew under the auspices of The Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel. His topic will be: Can we remain apathetic to the genocides of other peoples - Darfur as a case study. The lecture will begin at 5:15 p.m. in the ICCI Library 43a Emek Refaim Street, Jerusalem. For further details, call: (02) 561-1899. Fanaticism and Fanatics - an all-day seminar in Hebrew and English sponsored by the Jerusalem Friends of the Hebrew University, will be held at the Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem. The program features Hebrew University scholars speaking about political, religious and ideological fanaticism among various segments of humanity, historically and today. Seminar fee includes lunch. Proceeds will provide scholarships for students at the Hebrew University. For further information and registration, call: (02)563-2387. Tuesday, January 24 A colloquium on the new book by Dr. Jonathan Dekel-Chen of the Hebrew University, 'Farming the Red Land', will feature presentations in Hebrew by Hebrew University scholars. The colloquium begins at 6 p.m., at the Zalman Shazar Center, 2 Betar Street., Talpiot. For further information, telephone: (02) 588-2466. The Annual General Meeting of AACI National will take place at 7 p.m. at Yad Sarah, 124 Sderot Herzl, Jerusalem. Keynote speaker will be Jewish Agency chairman Zeev Bielski. who will discuss the contribution of North American aliya. In keeping with the spirit of the evening Stand-Up comic David Kalimnick will present a humorous perspective on the process of immigrant absorption under the title 'Aliya Insider.' Admission is NIS 10. For further information call: (02) 561-7151. Wednesday, January 25 The presentation of the Hebrew language book: 'The Jewish People Policy Planning Institute Annual Assessment 2004-2005 - Between Thriving and Decline' sponsored by the Hebrew University's Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry will take place at 5;30 p.m. at the Maiersdorf Faculty Club, Hebrew University Mount Scopus. Speakers will include Ambassador Dennis Ross, chairman of board of directors, the Jewish People Policy Planning Institute who will speak in English; Prof. Sergio DellaPergola, senior researcher of the institute; Prof. Yehezkel Dror, founding president of the institute; and Avinoam Bar-Yosef, institute director-general Mediation in Israel - An Assessment - a mostly Hebrew conference sponsored by the Swiss Center for the Study of Conflict Research, Management and Resolution, will take place from 12:30-6 p.m., at the Bronfman Reception Center, Sherman Administration Building, the Hebrew University, Mt. Scopus. For further information and entry arrangements, call: (02) 588-3056. A screening of the film 'Strike' dealing with Israel's stormy labor relations in an era of privatization, sponsored by the Gilo Center for Citizenship, Democracy and Civic Education of the Hebrew University; will take place from 2:30-6 p.m., in the small auditorium, Jerusalem Cinematheque. The screening will be followed by a discussion involving those who made the film and labor and management representatives. For further information and registration, call: (02) 588-2267. Can an academic boycott ever be justified? is one of the questions which Israeli and overseas academics will attempt to answer in a two day international conference on academic freedom hosted by Bar Ilan University. Conference sessions, most of which will focus on the delegitimization campaign against Israel, will take place in the Feldman Congress Hall on the BIU campus. Saturday, January 28 Israel Elections 2006: Meet representatives of the parties. The Jerusalem Post in conjunction with AACI and the Great Synagogue will conduct a panel discussion with some of the candidates who will present their platforms and answer questions. Moderated by Jerusalem Post Editor-in-Chief David Horovitz, the event will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Great Synagogue, 56 King George Street, Jerusalem. Change of date The International Holocaust Day symposium organized at Tel Aviv University by the Society of Danes in Israel, the Society of Norwegian Immigrants in Israel and the Israel-Sweden Friendship League has been postponed from January 30 to February 7. For further details call: (03) 640-8055.