Conference Circuit

Two Palestinian human rights organizations Al-Haq and Diakonia will host a seminar on "International Humanitarian Law and Air Warfare."

F-16 224.88 (photo credit: GPO)
F-16 224.88
(photo credit: GPO)
Sunday, March 8 ON-LINE CAMPAIGNS - the use of the Internet in political campaigns is the subject of an all-day conference being held at the University of Ariel at the initiative of the university's School for Communications. Participants will include political figures, senior representatives of the advertising agencies that ran the campaigns of Likud, Kadima, Meretz, and the Greens/Meimad and heads of the schools of communication at other universities. Among the subjects to be discussed are the premature Americanization of Israeli election campaigns. For further details call Rinat Sagi at 054-774-0207. A LECTURE in Hebrew on 'Memory and oblivion - who pushed the Dead Sea Scrolls into oblivion?' by Prof. Rachel Elior of the Dept. of Jewish Thought at the Hebrew University, will be presented at 5 p.m. at the Hebrew University's Wise Auditorium, Edmond J. Safra campus at Givat Ram in one of the "Why?" series of lectures and musical programs sponsored by the HU Authority for Community and Youth. Admission is free of charge. For further details, call: 02-6586256. 'JAPAN'S NATIONAL Identity and Northern Territories' is the subject of a lecture in English by Dr. Alexander Bukh of Tsukuba University, Japan, to be presented at 10.30 a.m., in the Abba Eban Conference Room, Truman Institute, Hebrew University Mount Scopus campus; under the auspices of the Harry S. Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. For further details, call: 02-588 2329. Wednesday, March 11 TWO PALESTINIAN human rights organizations Al-Haq and Diakonia will host a seminar on "International Humanitarian Law and Air Warfare," to be presented by Ove Bring, Professor of International Law, Swedish National Defence College. Among the issues to be discussed will be: What is considered to be air warfare; the difficulties challenges and advantages of observing international human rights in air warfare; the limitations that International Human Law should place on air warfare; and what international and local NGOs and others who monitor military operations such as Cast Lead, should pay attention to when formulating legal analyses of air and warfare operations. The event will be held at the Protestant Hall in Ramallah at 10 a.m. Translations will be provided. Thursday, March 12 VISITING US professor Alvin H. Rosenfeld, Professor of Jewish Studies and Director, the Institute for Jewish Culture and Arts, Indiana University will speak on 'Amery, Levi Wiesel: The Futility of Holocaust Testimony' at 4 p.m. in Room 133, Gilman Building, Tel Aviv University. The event is under the joint auspices of TAU's Samuel L, and Perry Haber Chair on the Study of the Jewish Experience in the United States and The Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Anti-Semitism and Racism. IN ITS education towards excellence series featuring well known architects as guest lecturers, the School of Architecture at Ariel University will host Amir Mann who will talk about the design language of a building reflecting its essence and the challenges for uniqueness posed in a technology focused era. The lecture will take place in the Raab Auditorium, Building 52 on the Ariel University campus, at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 15 THE DEPARTMENT of Translation and Interpreting Studies at Bar Ilan University will co-host a four-day international workshop entitled "Profession, identity and status: translators and interpreters as an occupational group." "The aim of the workshop is to lend prominence to this under-researched topic on the Translation Studies agenda, and to create a forum where further investigations in this direction may be discussed," says Prof. Miriam Shlesinger, who is organizing the workshop together with her colleague, Prof. Rakefet Sela-Sheffy, Head of the Shirley and Leslie Porter School of Cultural Studies at Tel Aviv University. The three-day workshop will be held at Bar-Ilan and Tel Aviv Universities. Fifteen of the top scholars in Translation Studies today - from countries including Turkey, Spain, Belgium, China, England, the United States, Austria, Italy, Argentina, Denmark, South Africa, Hong Kong, Japan, and Israel - will participate in the workshop.