Conference Circuit

A lecture on "Iran, Iraq & the United States" will be delivered by Anthony Cordesman, former Director of Intelligence at the U.S. Secretary of Defense.

Conference Circuit 88 (photo credit: Courtesy)
Conference Circuit 88
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Sunday, July 6 HUMAN RIGHTS activist Prof. Irwin Cotler, former Canadian Minister of Justice, will deliver the keynote address on Iran at the B'nai B'rith World Center Journalism Awards ceremony recognizing excellence in Israel-Diaspora reportage in memory of Wolf and Hilda Matsdor. Cotler's topic will be: Bringing Ahmadinejad to Justice: A Nuremberg Indictment. The event will be held at 8 p.m. at Beit Avi Hai, 44 King George Street, Jerusalem. A LECTURE in English on "Iran, Iraq & the United States" will be delivered by Prof. Anthony Cordesman, former Director of Intelligence at the U.S. Secretary of Defense and formerly the National Security Assistant to Senator John McCain at the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, Cordesman is currently the Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington D.C. and serves as national security analyst for ABC News. The event, which is being held under the auspices of the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace in cooperation with the United States Embassy in Israel, will take place at 12 noon in the Abba Eban Conference Room, Truman Institute, Hebrew University Mount Scopus campus. Registration required. For further details, call: 02-588 2329, e-mail: 'LOOK FOR the woman: The Presence of Women at Qumran' is the title of a symposium to be held at the Wise Auditorium, of the Hebrew University's Edmond J. Safra campus at Givat Ram; Speakers from Israel, Germany, and the United States will participate. The symposium is within the framework of an international conference to mark 60 years since the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Entrance fee is 25 NIS. Advance registration is required. For further details, call: 02-677 1300. FORMER PRESIDENTIAL candidate, Likud MK Reuven Rivlin will speak in English on "Israel's Political Crisis" at 7.30 p.m. at the home of Dr. Jan Sokolovsky, 14 Marcus Street (1st floor), Talbiya, Jerusalem. As space is limited, reservations are required. For reservations contact: or 03-566-1699 , or Shalom Helman, 052-477-6275, IN CELEBRATION of 60 years since the remarkable discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and in honor of the 60th anniversary of the State of Israel, the Israel Museum will hold a landmark three-day conference, with Israeli and overseas experts representing a variety of disciplines. The marathon of sessions over the course of the conference will focus on Scroll-related themes including life in Qumran, biblical interpretation, scientific and cultural approaches to the Scrolls, language and Qumran literature, and the Scrolls as an educational tool. Monday July 7 THE SAMMY Ofer School of Communications at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya will hold an international two-day conference on "Communications Across Borders." THE BEGIN-Sadat Center for strategic Studies will host a conference on Israel's Army and Society confronting Palestinians. The event will be held in the Senate Hall of the Feldman Congress center at Bar Ilan University at 2 p.m. MORE THAN 700 educators from across the globe will come to Jerusalem to participate in a unique international conference, "Teaching the Shoah: Fighting Racism and Prejudice." The largest educators' conference in Israel on Holocaust, the central theme will deal with teaching the Holocaust in a multi-cultural society. The conference will take place from July 7-10, 2008 at Yad Vashem and the Jerusalem International Convention Center. Topics will include: teaching the Holocaust in Rwanda, the challenge of Holocaust education for students with a Muslim background, using the diary of Anne Frank to combat prejudice in the classroom, teaching the Holocaust in Germany in a multi-cultural classroom, Greek students' attitudes toward others and teaching the Holocaust and genocide in Europe today - the challenge of anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism. The opening ceremony will take place on Monday, July 7, 2008 at 8:30 Yad Vashem, in the presence of Education Minister Professor Yuli Tamir, Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev, and International School for Holocaust Studies Director Dorit Novak. The keynote speaker will be Rabbi Israel Meir Lau, Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv, who will speak on "The Legacy of Holocaust Survivors: Jewish and Universal Implications." Tuesday, July 8 INFRASTRUCTURE IN Israel - traffic strategies and budgetary limitations is the subject of a conference to be held at the Tel Aviv Hilton from 9 a.m. Sessions will deal with projects currently under construction, financing of future projects, ranking of future highways and other projects, privatization of the ports, and an evaluation of the privatization of public transport, to determine a decade later whether this was a success or failure. For further details and registration, call: 03-513-2471 or 03-512-1748. Monday, July 14 Globes will host its first Marketing and Communications Conference at the David Intercontinental Hotel in Tel Aviv. The conference will discuss the latest issues in the global telecommunications market. Discussions will focus on the breakdown of borders between different communications sectors - between wireless telephony and Internet, for example - and the implications for advertising and marketing. The aim will be to deepen understanding of cross platform strategy. For details and registration, contact Danor Suzzman at Globes. Tuesday, July 15 ETAI (English Teachers' Association of Israel) will hold a two-day Summer Conference in Jerusalem at the Bayit Vegan Guest House. BEN GURION University of the Negev will confer the award of Honorary Professor in the Faculty of Engineering Science upon Prof. Philip G. Rutberg, the director of Institute of Problems of Electrophysics, Russian Academy of Sciences. He will deliver a lecture on "Renewable Energy and NovelPlasma Technologies" at 3:00 p.m. in the. W. A. Minkoff Senate Hall, BGU Marcus Family Campus, Beer-Sheva.