Conference Circuit

An India-Israel dialogue with the participation of Israeli, Indian and American academics will be held at Bar Ilan University.

India flag 88 (photo credit: Courtesy)
India flag 88
(photo credit: Courtesy)
Sunday, January 4
  • REVISIONIST ZIONISTS and Italy between the two World Wars is the umbrella title of a memorial symposium to mark the third anniversary of the passing of noted historian Prof. Daniel Karpi. In addition to addresses on various aspects of Revisionist Zionism in Italy and the Jews of Italy to be delivered by a series of academics, General (Res.) Shlomo Erel will talk about the Betar Naval School in Civitavecchia. The event begins at 6 p.m. at the Jabotinsky Institute, 38 King George Street, Tel Aviv.
  • Monday, January 5
  • THE ISRAEL economy against the backdrop of the financial crisis is the title of the Amiram Sivan memorial lecture to be delivered by Prof. Zvi Eckstein, deputy to the Governor of the Bank of Israel in the Fastlicht Auditorium in the Mexico Building on the Tel Aviv University campus. The event, which will be attended by some of the most prominent figures in Israel's banking, business and real estate sectors, will begin at 6 p.m.
  • INDIA'S CONFRONTATION with Terror is the subject of the lecture to be given by Dr. Thomas Mathew, Deputy Director, Institute for Defense Studies & Analysis, New Delhi, India under the Auspices of The Israel Council on Foreign Relations. The event will take place at 5 p.m. at Beit Shalom, 20 Ahad Ha'Am Street, Jerusalem. Only people who have registered in advance will be admitted. To register call 02-633-3003 or e-mail
  • TWO AUSTRIAN dignitaries will present papers in English on themes related to Austria. 'New perspectives of Austrian foreign policy: Key issues and interests' will be discussed by Ambassador Dr. Emil Brix - head of the cultural policy section in the Austrian Foreign Ministry. His lecture will be immediately followed by one on 'Austria and the European knowledge area: Opportunities and challenges' by Mag. Barbara Weitgruber - senior advisor for strategy and coordination in international relations at the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science. The lectures are scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. at the Allan Bronfman Family Reception Center, Hebrew University Mount Scopus campus; under the auspices of the HU's Center for Austrian Studies at the European Forum. Advance registration is required. For further details, call: 02-588-1969
  • Wednesday, January 7
  • THE LEONARD Davis Institute for International Relations at the Hebrew University Jerusalem will host Prof. William Zartman who will lecture on "In Search of a New Take on Negotiations: A Pact among Parties Rather than a Resolution of Issues" at The Maiersdorf Faculty Club, room 503, HU campus Mount Scopus, at 2:30 p.m. For further details call: 02-588-2312
  • AN INTERNATIONAL conference on Money Matters, the Law, Economics and Politics of Currency will be held over a three-day period at the Tel Aviv University Law Faculty, Trubowicz Building. Among subjects to be discussed: The political economy of supplying money to a growing economy; the jurisprudence of global money; inventing industrial statistics; central bank transparency; credit crunch and liquidity meltdown. For further details contact Aya Shalom 03-640-6697 or e-mail
  • AN INDIA-Israel dialogue with the participation of Israeli, Indian and American academics will be held in the Feldman Building, Bar Ilan University from 4 p.m. Participants include: Prof. Shmuel Sandler, BIU Dean of Social Sciences and BESA Dr. Thomas Mathew, IDSA who will speak on "US-Indian Relations"; Vishal Chandra, IDSA, who will discuss "Pakistan-Afghanistan Developments"; Prof. Efraim Inbar, BESA, who will focus on "Israeli-Indian Relations"; Dr. Meirav Mishali-Ram, BIU, who will examine "India, Pakistan and the Regional Dimension of Islamic Terrorism"; Prof. Efraim Inbar, BESA; Wg. Cdr. V. Krishnappa, IDSA, who will update the audience on "India After the Mumbai Attacks"; Prof. Barry Rubin, GLORIA, IDC, who will compare "India and Israel: The International Politics of Fighting Terrorism and Terrorists"; Dr. Ely Karmon, IDC, who will outline "Pakistan, Breeding Ground for South Asian and Middle Eastern Terrorism"; and Col. (res.) Dr. Shaul Shai, National Security Council, who will elucidate on "The Threats of Global Jihad on Israeli Interests"
  • Thursday, January 8
  • THE ARGOV Center for the study of Israel and the Diaspora will host an international conference on Religion, Politics, Society and the State: Israel in Comparative Perspective from 9.30 a.m. in the Feldman Auditorium, Bar Ilan University. The conference will be divided into three sessions: Religion and Society, Religion and Politics and Religion and State.