Conference Circuit

Shmuel Hacohen Cytryn, who was subjected to administrative detention and incarceration for exposing Avishai Raviv as an agent provocateur of the Shabak, as well as what he believes to be the truth of the Rabin assassination, will be the guest speaker of Root and Branch.

Thursday, February 9 * Shmuel Hacohen Cytryn, who was subjected to administrative detention and incarceration for exposing Avishai Raviv as an agent provocateur of the Shabak, as well as what he believes to be the truth of the Rabin assassination, will be the guest speaker of Root and Branch at 7 p.m. at the Israel Center, 22 Keren Hayesod Street, Jerusalem. Entry fee: NIS 25 non-members, NIS 20 members, NIS 10 students. Israel Center Life Members will be admitted free of charge. The lecture will be delivered in English. * The Association of Americans and Canadians in Israel will present the annual David Breslau Memorial Lecture on Social Justice. The speaker is Tafnit chairman Uzi Dayan who will speak in Hebrew on "The Socioeconomic Gap in Israel." The Moderator is journalist Gideon Remez, the former foreign news editor at Israel Radio. The lecture will begin at 8 p.m. at Congregation Mevakshei Derech, 22 Shai Agnon Blvd. (San Simon). Admission Free. Light Refreshments * Dr. Menashe Bar-Eli, of the Department of Cancer Biology, Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas will lecture at 12:15 p.m. on "Gene Regulation in Melanoma Progression - Implications for Anti-Angiogenic Therapy" in Room 222 Bar Shira Building, Tel Aviv University. Sunday, February 12 * Between the two worlds of Russia and Israel - a personal perspective by a translator - a lecture in Hebrew, will be presented by Peter Kriksonov, translator of the book The Artist and Margarita by Michael Bolgakov. The lecture will be delivered at 6:30 p.m., at the Jerusalem Friends of the Hebrew University club room, 46 Jabotinsky St. The event is part of a series of research meetings on the subject "The Migration Experience as Reflected in Art and Research" under the auspices of the Hebrew University's Cherrick Center for the Study of Zionism, the Yishuv and the State of Israel and the James Shasha Institute for International Seminars. For further details, call the Cherrick Center (02) 588-2867. Monday, February 13 * Hemdat College in the Negev is hosting a Tu B'Shvat conference on Soul Searching Social Ecology in Israel. The all-day conference covers religious and political dilemmas such as the status of rabbis in matters of withdrawal from territories that are part of Biblical Israel. Other topics slated for discussion deal with the land of Israel from Biblical, political, halachic and agricultural standpoints. Free transport to and from the conference will be provided from pick-up points in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Beersheba. For details and registration, call 1-800-20-10-88 or (02) 679-4412 or (03) 635-3503. *The southern Tel Aviv-Jaffa green forum inaugural conference run by the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI) and the Abraham Fund Initiatives will be held at 7 p.m. at the Tel Aviv-Jaffa Academic College, 14 Rabenu Yeruham St., Jaffa. The main thrust of the conference will be pollution and the dangers that it poses to the environment and to health. A survey conducted by the TAJ Green Forum indicates that air pollution levels are three times higher in southern Tel Aviv than in northern Tel Aviv. The survey also reveals that residents in the south of the city are exposed to harsh environmental hazards, which may be detrimental to their health, while the city's northern residents are exposed to far fewer environmental hazards. All findings will be presented at the conference ,which is open to the public and which will be attended by more than 30 Arab and Jewish representatives of neighborhood committees and resident groups, as well as members of Knesset. The conference will include a ceremony to sign the Public Health Pact in South Tel Aviv and Jaffa. For further details, call Liran Levy-Gordon, SPNI spokesperson: 052-368-9682; Omer Cohen, SPNI Tel Aviv branch publicity coordinator: 052-386-9491; or Tzipi Senderov, Abraham Fund Initiatives spokesperson: 052-436-6355. * The 22nd annual Hadassah two-day conference will be held at the Shaarei Ha'Ir Hotel, Jerusalem, with the participation of Supreme Court Judge (retired) Dalia Dorner, who will discuss how the courts can influence women's equality status, and Dr. Anna Rubel, an orthodox sexologist who will discuss how to make one's sex life more interesting in mid-life. For further details call Lital Frenkel (02) 622-4545. * The Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies in conjunction with the Beracha Foundation will host a symposium the role of the red line in preserving the Kinneret water level. The symposium will be held at the JIIS headquarters, 20 Radaq Street, Jerusalem, at 5 p.m. For details call: (02) 563-0175. Tuesday, February 14 * A seminar in English, with simultaneous translation in Hebrew, on "The Holocaust: Oblivion Within Commemoration," will be held from 2:30-6 p.m. at the Konrad Adenauer Conference Center, Mishkenot Sha'ananim. The event will take place under the auspices of the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace of the Hebrew University and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. For further details call: (02) 588-2329 * The International Center for Health, Law and Ethics will host Prof. Avinoam Reches, chairman of the ethics committee of the Israel Medical Association at a discussion on whether to tell patients the truth about their conditions and whether to tell them gradually or immediately. The discussion will be held at 8 p.m. at the Mount Carmel Club, 103 Derech Hayam, Haifa. For further details, call: (04) 824-9532. Wednesday, February 15 * A two day conference dealing with various aspects of the two major aliya groups to Israel -- Immigrants from Islamic countries and immigrants from the former Soviet Union - will be held in Room 01 of the Webb School of Languages at Tel Aviv University. * Internet addiction will be one of the subjects discussed at the third conference on the "Psychological Effects of the Internet" to be held at 9 a.m. in Room 201 of the Naftali Building at Tel Aviv University. Monday, February 20 * The Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies is hosting a special lecture by Barun Mitra from India's Liberty Institute who will speak on "Freeing the Market, Strengthening Democracy, Providing Security." For details, contact Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies, Kovshei Katamon 26/3, Jerusalem. Telephone: Corinne Sauer (054) 765-0125 Wednesday, February 22 * The Institutes for Desert Research, together with the Institute for Desert Agriculture and Biotechnology at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, are hosting a meeting of researchers dealing with agriculture in the Negev and the Arava. The meeting will take place in the George Evans Auditorium, Sde Boker. Lectures will focus on aquaculture in the Negev, methods of growing grass in sparse water areas, new developments in irrigation and similar topics. For registration and further details, call Rachel (08) 659-6710. Friday, February 24 * Prof. Asher Susser, director of the Moshe Dayan Center of Middle East Studies at Tel Aviv University will address the Israeli Friends of Tel Aviv University on "The Arab State: Religion Reform and Democracy." The lecture will take place at 11 a.m. in the Malka Brenda Hall of Justice in the Trubowicz Law Building. Wednesday, March 1 * An international two-day conference on Globalization 2006 will take place at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, with the focus on The Changing Structure of World Trade and Investment and its Impact on Poverty and Income Equality. The conference will include a panel discussion on the impact of globalization on Israel's economy. Wednesday, March 8 * US Ambassador to Israel Richard Jones will be the guest speaker of the English Speaking Friends of Tel Aviv University at 6:15 p.m. in Hall 001 of the Naftali Building of Social Sciences, on the TAU campus, Ramat Gan.