Sunday, March 25 FORMER US ambassador to Israel Daniel C. Kurtzer will lecture on "The new but not improved Middle East: Challenges for US policy." The lecture is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. at Tel Aviv University. THE BRAIN, learning and learning difficulties and how these differ in boys and girls is the subject of a conference to be held from 8:45 a.m. at the Gordon College for Education, 73 Tchernikovsky Street, Haifa. For further details and registration, call (04) 859-0104. THE FIRST in a three-part series of lectures on Jewish mysticism will be delivered by Prof. Rachel Elior, head of the Hebrew University's Department of Jewish Thought, at 6 p.m. The lecture, in English, will take place on Hebrew University's Givat Ram campus. Entry to each lecture is NIS 90. For further details, call: (02) 563-2387 or (02) 563-8227. A LECTURE on Afghanistan and its Jews will take place at 6 p.m. at Yad Ben Zvi, 12 Abarbanel St., Jerusalem, under the auspices of the Nehemia Levtzion Center for Islamic Studies at the Hebrew University, the Institute for Judaism in Afghanistan and the Ben Zvi Institute for the Study of Jewish communities in the East of Yad Ben Zvi and the Hebrew University. For further details, call: (02) 539-8844. TARGETED NANO-MEDICINES - medicines of the future? is the subject of the next talk in the "Why?" series of Hebrew lectures to be delivered at 6 p.m. at Givat Ram, the Hebrew University. Admission is free of charge. For further details, call: (02) 658-6256. Monday, March 26 FEMINISTS AND former MKs Shulamit Aloni and Yael Dayan will be among the participants at a Hebrew conference dealing with sexual harassment, which will take place from 12 noon at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Admission is free of charge. A SEMINAR on corporate governance, the world and Israel, will be held between 4-7 p.m. at Hebrew University Mount Scopus campus. For further details, call: (02) 588-3235. Tuesday, March 27 THE ISRAEL Democracy Institute will host a discussion based on the book Libel, the law, the reality and the desirability, by Dr. Khalid Ghanayim, Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer and Dr. Boaz Shnoor. The event will take place at 5 p.m. at the IDI, 4 Pinsker Street, Jerusalem, and will be broadcast live on the IDI's Web site www.idi.org.il. call (02) 539-0844 for details. A DISCUSSION to mark the publication of Hillel Cohen's book Good Arabs: The Israeli Intelligence and Arabs in Israel, will take place at 2:30 p.m. on the Hebrew University's Mount Scopus campus. For further details, call: (02) 588-2329. THE DR. Menachem Horovitz memorial seminar on social deviation, treatment and punishment will be held at 5:15 p.m. on the Hebrew University's Mount Scopus campus. For further details, call: (02) 588-2502. INVESTMENT CONSULTANTS representing Israel's leading companies will participate in an Investments convention at the Tel Aviv Hilton. For details and registration call: (03) 513-3651. Friday, March 30 A GALLERY Talk by Australian photographer Angela Lynkushka, based on her exhibition Dreaming in English - Portrait from the Jewish Community in Melbourne 1989-2006, will take place at 11 a.m. at Beth Hatefutsoth. The talk will be in English. Admission is free of charge.