Conference Circuit

Obama's Rise to Power will be discussed by Prof. Marc Gopin at the Ambassador Hotel in Jerusalem.

Obama great 224.88 (photo credit: AP)
Obama great 224.88
(photo credit: AP)
Sunday, January 11 THE THIRD meeting in the series on ethics in government will take place at 5.30 p.m. at the Jerusalem Center for Ethics, Mishkenot Shaananim. Participants will include Attorney General Menachem Mazuz, Internal Security Minister Avi Dichter, Emeritus President of the Supreme Court Meir Shamgar and eminent lawyer and former Justice Minister Yaakov Neeman. SOCIAL ARCHITECTURE - Inside or outside architectural disciplines is the subject of a discussion to be conducted by several well known architects including Dr. Eran Neuman, Dr. Haim Jacobi and Dr. Eli Levita in conjunction with the publication of Styles of Living - Architecture and Society in Israel. The event will take place in the Mexico Building on the Tel Aviv University campus at 6.30 p.m. Monday, January 12 12 A LITTLE light on the controversy surrounding Pope Pius XII will be shed by Rabbi David Rosen, Director of the American Jewish Committee's Department for Interreligious Affairs and the Heilbrun Institute for Interreligious Understanding when he addresses the opening luncheon for 2009 of the Israel Britain and the Commonwealth Association at the Sheraton City Tower, Ramat Gan at 1 p.m. OBAMA'S RISE to Power: New Opportunities for Israeli-Palestinian Peacebuilding will be discussed by Prof. Marc Gopin, James Laue Professor of Conflict Resolution, George Mason University at the Ambassador Hotel, Jerusalem at 3 p.m. The event is part of the Afternoons with IPCRI series. A MEMORIAL symposium in tribute to Prof. Zvi Adar will be co-hosted by the Tel Aviv University's School of Business Administration and the Center for Managing Health Systems. Dr. Shira Adar will speak on repairing damages through DNA and the relationship to cancer; and Teva general manager Shlomo Yanai will speak on Leadership strategy at Teva.The event will commence at 5.30 p.m. in auditorium 102 in the Recanati Building. For registration and further information call: 03-640-8862. Wednesday, January 14 THE ACADEMIC Center of Law and Business, 26 Ben Gurion Street, Ramat Gan will host a symposium on Reforms in the Execution Law (Hotzaot L'Poal) at 5.30 p.m. In addition to academics and lawyers, participants will include MK Prof. Menachem Ben Sasson, chairman of the Knesset Constitution and Law Committee. For further information call: 03-600-0800 'IS CANADIAN literature post-national?'; is the subject of a lecture in English to be delivered by Prof. Ariella Freedman of Concordia University, Montreal; at 4 p.m., Room 403, Maiersdorf Faculty Club, Mount Scopus campus; under the auspices of the Halbert Center for Canadian Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Israeli Association for Canadian Studies. For further details, call: 02-588 3367 RETHINKING THE Conditions for Jewish Resistance during the Holocaust is the subject of a lecture to be delivered by Prof. Steven T. Katz, Director, Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies, Boston University. The lecture will take place at 6.15 p.m. in Room 133 of the Gilman Building on the Tel Aviv University campus. WHAT DEFINES Israeli identity? It is much more complicated than having citizenship, an ID card and a passport. There are cultural and political differences between Israelis of different backgrounds which often tend to override their Israeliness. The subjected will be debated at a symposium taking place at 4.30 p.m. at Beit Leyvik, 30 Dov Hoss Street, Tel Aviv. Entrance fee is NIS 30. Thursday, January 15 WHAT HAS been billed as The largest small business conference in Israel will take place over the weekend in Eilat with discussions focusing on the economic crisis, what to do with money if one has it, growth during a period of crisis, all the roads that lead to successful marketing; coping under unfavorable conditions, and other subjects of this genre. Fur further details call: 03-638-2075. THE BEATLES, who seemingly will never become passé, are the subject of a symposium to be hosted by the Shenkar Forum for Culture and Society in tandem with the publication by Carmel Publishers of Oded Heilbruner's book England Dreaming: The Beatles - England in the Sixties. The symposium will begin at 6.30 p.m. in the auditorium of Beit Ariela Cultural Center, 25 Shaul Hamelech Boulevard, Tel Aviv. Tickets are NIS 50, with a NIS 10 discount for students. For further information call: 03-691-0141/46, extensions 222, 209, 208. THE SCHOOL for Architecture at Ariel University will host guest lecturer Prof. Saadia Mandel who will speak on the ruination of urban design. The lecture will take place at 3 p.m. in the Raab Auditorium of Building 52 on the Ariel campus.