Conference Circuit

Women's Summit 2007 is the title of Knesset Christian Allies Caucus Women's Council, which will focus on Empowering Women through Judeo-Christian Values.

Sunday, May 20 BAR ILAN University is hosting a two-day conference on Therapeutic Jurisprudence. The keynote address will be delivered by Prof. David Wexler, University of Arizona, who is the founder of the Therapeutic Jurisprudence Movement. The conference begins at 5 p.m. in the BIU Law Building. THE JERUSALEM Center for Ethics has organized a conference on Academic Ethics with the aim of determining norms for academics in universities and colleges in general, but in Israel in particular, in research, teaching and interpersonal relationships within the portals of academia and beyond. The conference will take place at the Konrad Adenauer Convention Center, Mishkenot Shaananim, Jerusalem, at 6 p.m. For registration and further details, call: (02) 629-2206. WOMEN'S SUMMIT 2007 is the title of Knesset Christian Allies Caucus Women's Council, which will focus on Empowering Women through Judeo-Christian Values. The two-day conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Jerusalem will unite Jewish and Christian women in the campaign against abuse of women, domestic violence trafficking of women and honor killings. It will also present a united Jewish-Christian front on the right of women to freedom of religion, the right of women to education, the right of women to free speech and the right of women to participate in elections. Speaking under the slogan of "I am my sister's keeper" will be MK Orit Noked, chair of the Women's Council of the KCAC; Kay Arthur, CEO Precept Ministries; Janet Hansen, CEO Aglow International; and Caroline Glick, deputy managing editor and columnist, The Jerusalem Post. There will also be one male speaker, MK Benny Elon, who chairs the KCAC. To register, call Tamar: (03) 538-8444. THE BESA Center and the ADL are hosting an international conference on US-Israel Relations "in a new era." Among the conference foci: domestic influences on US Mideast policy (including the Walt/Mearsheimer accusation that American Jews have undue influence), American policy dilemmas regarding Iran and Iraq, the new Congress and Israel, American Christian support for Israel, US-Israel defense and security cooperation, changing American Jewish demography and its impact on Israel-Diaspora relations and more. US Ambassador Richard Jones will deliver a central address on US-Israel security cooperation on Monday, May 21 at 9 am. Among the other conference participants are Prof. Steven David of Johns Hopkins University; Prof. Dov Waxman of CUNY; Ken Jacobson, deputy national director of the ADL; Prof. Ira Sheskin of University of Miami; Prof. Chaim Waxman of Rutgers University; Prof. Jonathan Stevenson of the US Naval War College; Dr. Emanuele Ottolenghi of the Transatlantic Institute in Brussels; and Steven Simon of the US Council on Foreign Relations. The conference to be held in the Senate Hall, Feldman Conference Center, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan., is open to the public. Registration is not required. English/Hebrew simultaneous translation will be available throughout. AN INTERNATIONAL two-day conference on Greek Art and Culture - Origins and Influence will open at 9 a.m. at the Aviva and Sammy Ofer Observation Gallery on the 30th floor of the Eshkol Tower, University of Haifa, with the participation of Greek Ambassador Nicholas Zafiroplous, leading academics and curators from Israel, Greece, England, Scotland, Belgium, Italy, Serbia, USA, Canada and Turkey. Monday, May 21 THE MIT Enterprise Forum of Israel in cooperation with ILSI (Israel Life Science Industry) and Tel Aviv University Faculty of Management - The Leon Recanati Graduate School of Business Administration, The Miriam and George Faktor Entrepreneur Center will host a conference on Recruiting Capital for Life Science Companies with the participation of representatives of Aladdin, RAD Venture Capital, RAD BioMed, Sunrise Projects, Golan Heights Wineries, Giza Venture Capital and others. Conference participation including refreshments and parking is NIS 240. Special reductions for start-up entrepreneurs who are members of the MIT Forum, and for representatives of hi-tech companies. The conference begins at 3:45 p.m. in the Leon Hall of the Recanati Building, on the TAU campus. For further details and registration, call: (03) 640-5608/9. THE COLORS of Zion: Black Jewish and Irish Nationalisms is the title of the address to be delivered at 4 p.m. by Prof. George Bornstein of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, under the auspices of the Lester and Sally Entin Faculty of Humanities, Samuel L. and Perry Haber Chair on the Study of the Jewish Experience in the US, Department of English and American Studies at Tel Aviv University. The venue of the lecture is Room 103 of the Webb Building on the TAU campus. Thursday, May 24 Democracy in Israel in Summer 2007, is the umbrella title for a discussion series, the first of which will be "The Political Process in an Era of Investigative Committees" at 6 p.m. with the participation of public figures, academics and journalists. The series will be held at the Israel Democracy Institute, 4 Pinsker Street, Jerusalem, and will be moderated by IDI President Dr. Arik Carmon. Because space is limited, advance registration is required. Call (02) 530-0844. There will be a simultaneous Internet broadcast of the discussion on Investment Opportunities in Judea and Samaria will be discussed by Joel Bainerman, an independent writer and researcher on the Israel Economy, Israel's technology-based industries, the economic dimensions of the Israel-Arab conflict, the secrets of Middle East diplomacy, why the Middle East conflict continues to exist, and Jewish economic morality and business ethics. A graduate of the University of Toronto who has been living in Israel since 1983, Bainerman is a former economics editor of The Jerusalem Post. His writings have appeared in numerous publications in Israel and abroad. In the course of his lecture, Bainerman will also discuss why Israel needs to adopt regional government and how to develop the commercial and economic infrastructure of Judea and Samaria. The lecture, under the aegis of the Root & Branch Association, will be held at the Israel Center, 22 Keren Hayesod, at 8:00 p.m. For further information, call (02) 566-7787. Friday, May 25 Controversial Thoughts on Israeli Society will be shared by Prof. Yossi Shain, Head of the Harold Hartog School of Government and Policy and Director of the Center for Jewish Civilization at Georgetown University. The lecture, under the auspices of the Israeli Friends of Tel Aviv University, will be held at 11 a.m. in Auditorium 014 in the Cohen-Porter United Kingdom Building of Life sciences on the TAU campus. Sunday, May 27 HEAD OF the Delegation of the European Union Ambassador Ramiro Cibrian Uzal, did not come to the Knesset for the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, but he will be in Jerusalem for the two-day international conference on Approximation of Laws by Non-EU Countries with the EU Acquis being hosted by the Hebrew University's Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations at the Maiersdorf faculty Club on the HU Mount Scopus campus, which was inaccessible to Israelis for the 19 years that east Jerusalem was in Jordanian hands.The European Union has in recent years expressed its interest in enhancing its bilateral and regional relations with its neighboring countries, in general, and with the State of Israel, in particular. In return, the EU would expect, inter alia, its neighboring countries to align their legislation with its acquis communautaire. Such approximation of laws by the neighboring countries may bring them, their companies and citizens much benefit, but may, on the other hand, prove to be challenging, complex, problematic and disadvantageous, in normative, legal, economic, political and practical terms. The purpose of this international conference is to examine this theme from interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives. The Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations, with the assistance of the Israeli Association for the Study of European Integration, has invited renowned scholars and practitioners from the EU, EFTA, UK, US, Switzerland, Spain and Israel to Jerusalem to share their views on this theme. Monday, February 28 "INSURANCE AGENTS why not invest a little in yourselves?" is the teaser for a conference co-hosted by Phoenix Insurance and Excellence Invest at Purple Prime in the Tel Aviv Fairgrounds, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The conference will discuss the direction in which Israeli and world economies are going; the influence of false reports on the economy; managing investments and mass communications and successful sales. The conference is intended wholly and solely for insurance agents. For further details, call Limor at Phoenix: (03) 733-1819. The Czech Embassy is hosting a symposium at Beit Hatefutsoth to mark the 89th anniversary of the visit to the Land of Israel by the first Czech President Thomas Masaryk. Speakers will include Professors Shlomo Avineri, Yehuda Bauer who was born and raised in Prague and Hedva Ben-Israel. Moderator will be Czech-born broadcaster Tatiana Hoffman, who is part of the Channel Two news team. The symposium has been organized in conjunction with Beit Hatefutsoth and the Israel Friends of the Czech Republic. For further details, call (03) 691-8282. Wednesday, May 30 NO LESS than seven government ministers, including Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, will be among the speakers at the Prime Minister's two-day conference for the Union of Local Authorities that will take place in the Smolarsz Auditorium on the Tel Aviv University campus. Among the topics to be discussed are Smart cities in the 21st century; Business partners in economic projects initiated by individual municipalities; The end of State sponsored education; Environmental dilemmas; The co-operation of the citizenry in determining municipal budgets; The future of rural Israel; Reviving and rehabilitating city centers; The role of local authorities in fighting poverty; The management crises in local authorities; The contribution of the Jewish Agency in the training of young leaders for roles in their respective municipalities; and many other related subjects with a huge array of speakers from many areas of public service. For registration and additional information, call (03) 561-6600. THE ANNUAL Carlson Wagonlit Travel Conference will take place at the Daniel Hotel, Herzliya, from 8 a.m. and will focus on business travel in an era of globalization, requiring suppliers to give better and faster service through the use of advanced technology. Participation fee is NIS 188. Registration is only via the Web site Tuesday, June 5 THE FOREIGN Ministry, in conjunction with UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe ), will host a two-day conference on advancing PPP (Public Private Partnership), BOT (Build Operate Transfer) and PFI (Private Finance Initiative). The conference will be held under the auspices of the law firm of Yehudah Raveh and Partners and Haaretz Conferences. For further details and registration, call Elinor at (03)-512-1748.