Conference Circuit

The Israel Management Center Conference on Transparency, Management and Long-Term Planning will take place at the David Intercontinental Hotel.

Sunday, November 4 THE GREEN Economy and Quality of the Environment and of Life Conference will be held at Purple Prime in the Tel Aviv Fair Grounds with the participation of President Shimon Peres, one of Israel's leading advocates for depollution of the environment, as well as prominent environmental activists from abroad. For details and registration, call: (03) 513-3650. A SEMINAR (in Hebrew) on "Jerusalem after the Safdie Project" will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Maiersdorf Faculty Club, Hebrew University Mount Scopus campus, under the auspices of the Geography Department and the Prof. Shalom, Reichman Foundation. "ETHICS IN Difficult Fields," a lecture (in Hebrew) by Tel Aviv University's Prof. Asa Kasher, will be held at 5 p.m. at the Wise Auditorium on the Hebrew University's Edmond J. Safra Campus at Givat Ram. This is part of the "Why?" series of lectures and musical programs sponsored by the Hebrew University Authority for Community and Youth. Admission is free of charge. For further details, call (02) 658-6256. Monday, November 5 REGISTRATION HAS closed for the 19th annual world conference of Child Holocaust Survivors, which will be held at the Renaissance Hotel, Jerusalem. The conference, with close to 600 participants, is held under the auspices of the World Federation of Child Holocaust Survivors and will include second- and third-generation survivors. One of the most poignant aspects will be the ongoing search for lost relatives and friends that is part and parcel of all such conferences. In addition to lectures, there will be workshops, seminars, panel discussions, film showings and a book area. The keynote address at the opening session will be delivered by Tel Aviv Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau, one of the most famous of child Holocaust survivors. On the following day, Prof. Yehuda Bauer will speak on Jews being rescued by Jews. Other well-known Israelis among the child Holocaust survivors who are scheduled to speak include former Supreme Court President Aharon Barak and Prof. Manfred Gerstenfeld of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. GKH&BW ATTORNEYS at Law, together with Foley & Lardner LLP, will host a conference on new legislation concerning technology and intellectual property as it affects people in the US and Israel. The conference will be held at the Tel Aviv Hilton from 9 a.m. For details and registration, telephone Alona at (03) 607-4447. THE ISRAEL Management Center Conference on Transparency, Management and Long-Term Planning will take place at the David Intercontinental Hotel, Tel Aviv, in the presence of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. For details call 1-700-700-246. Thursday, November 8 FOLLOWING THE Inter-Korean Summit, veteran Korean diplomat Ambassador Sung Joon-Yim, president of the Korea Foundation, will provide some clarification on "Relations and Security Status Between South and North Korea and prospects for Peace Building." His lecture, under the auspices of the Hebrew University Louis Frieberg Center for East Asian Studies will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the Bronfman Reception Center, in the Sherman Administrative Building at the university's Mount Scopus campus. THE YOSSI Berger Holocaust Study Center will hold its annual Kristallnacht Commemoration at 7:30 p.m at the Hazvi Yisrael synagogue, 14 Hovevei Zion Street, Jerusalem. WORLD USABILITY Day, observed in 40 countries around the globe, will be held on the campus of the Open University, Ra'anana, with the focus on light, user-friendly technological products. The day-long series of lectures by experts in a variety of technology disciplines will be held from 8:30 a.m. Friday, November 9 Minister of Education, Prof. Yuli Tamir and Minister of Science, Culture and Sport Raleb Majadla together with Members of Knesset will join thousands of Arab and Jewish women, from both Israel and The Kingdom of Jordan at the annual "Women Building Bridges" event, which will take place between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., at the Old Gesher site, near Kibbutz Gesher, in the Valley of the Springs, Beit She'an Valley Regional Council.. The common aim is to strengthen connections between women on both sides of the border and to create a climate of communication and peace, fraternity, closeness and communication among women of different backgrounds: Arab and Jewish, religious and secular, women of Kibbutzim, Moshavim and urban women. The Jordanian delegation will be headed by General Manzur Abu Rashad (retired), the Manager of the Institute for Peace and Regional Economical Development in Amman. For further details, call (050) 699-5201, or (03)-629-8053. Monday November 12 THE AMBASSADOR of the Ivory Coast, Prof. Koudou Kessie Raymond has organized an Ivory Coast week to be held over a four-day period at the Dan Panorama Hotel, Tel Aviv, with the participation of Simone Gbagdo, the First Lady of the Ivory Coast and the Minister for Mining and Energy. The event will include a Business to Business symposium Agro-Industry, Mining and Energy. THE ANTI-Defamation League will host a conference on "Poisoning the Web: Hate on the Internet." The conference, with participants from abroad, will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Daniel Hotel, Herzliya. Simultaneous English/Hebrew translations will be available. Among the speakers will be Christopher Wolf, chairman International Network Agency Against Hate. For further details, contact: Arieh O'Sullivan, director of communications ADL Israel Office, (02) 566-7741 (ext. 27), Mobile: (054) 493-0977. THE THIRD Annual Israel Genealogical Society One Day Seminar on "The Wandering Jew: Jewish Migration Between the 18th and 20th Centuries" will be held at Beit Wolyn, 10 Korazyn Street, Givatayim. Speakers will focus on different parts of Europe and on varying years of migration. Tuesday, November 13 THE MINISTER for National Infrastructures together with The International Institute for counter Terrorism (ICT) will host a conference on Global Terrorism and International Crime as well as the World Anti-Criminal and Anti-Terrorist Forum (WAAF). The conference begins at 9 a.m. at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Kanfei Nesharim Street, Herzliya, Ivcher Hall. Participants will include: Anatoliy S. Kolikov, Chairman of the WAAF Board; Deputy Chairman of the RF State Duma Committee for Security; General of the Army, Russia; National Infrastructures Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer; Boaz Ganor, Executive Director, the Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT), Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC); Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni; Internal Security Minister Avi Dichter; Yaacov Perri, former head of the Israeli Security Agency (ISA), Israel and other dignitaries. THE ANNUAL Jewish-Arab Business Conference in Israel will be held at the Dan Accadia Hotel, Herzliya Pituah, from 9:30 a.m. Speakers will include: Helmi Kittani, Director, The Center for Jewish-Arab Economic Development; Lars Hänsel, Representative of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Israel; Yael German, Mayor of Herzliya; Prof. Stanley Fischer, Governor of the Bank of Israel; Muhammad Abdallatif, Owner of the Um al-Fahm Mall. Dov Lautman, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Delta Galil Industries; Eli Yishai, Minister of Industry, Trade and Labor; Ghaleb Majadele, Minister of Science, Culture and Sports; and Raanan Dinur, Director-General of the Prime Minister's Office and many others who will address topics such as The Arab Population and Israel's Economy - Exclusion and the Challenge of Integration Wednesday, November 14 THE NATIONAL two-day Business Conference on Construction and Real Estate will be held from at the Meridian Hotel on the Dead Sea with the participation of Transportation Minister Shaul Mofaz. Thursday, November 15 A LECTURE on Elements of Arab Islamic Psychology by Prof Daniel Sibony, of the University of Paris will be held at 6 p.m. at the BESA Center Seminar Room (Building 202). THE ANNUAL conference of the Kibbutz Industry Association will be held at Kibbutz Maaleh Hahamisha at 8:30 a.m. with the participation of Shraga Brosh, president of the Manufacturers Association of Israel, Defense Minister Ehud Barak (who is a former kibbutznik), Industry, Trade and Labor Minister Eli Yishai; Strauss Group chairwoman Ofra Strauss and other dignitaries. Sunday, November 18 FOREIGN MINISTER Tzipi Livni will deliver the keynote address on the 30th anniversary of the beginning of the Israel-Egypt peace process. The event, commencing at 7 p.m. at the Begin Heritage Center, 6 Nahon Street, Jerusalem, will include an exhibition under the title "No more war." Other speakers at the event will include Egyptian Ambassador Mohamed Assem Ibrahim and Menachem Begin Heritage Foundation founder and President Harry Hurwitz. The emcee will be Herzl Makov, the head of the Begin Center. Tuesday, November 20 THERE ARE scores of not-for-profit organizations in Israel, but not all of them are regulated, nor can they boast transparency. The Fifth Annual Civic Leadership conference at Kfar Hamaccabiah in the presence of Welfare and Social Services Minister Isaac Herzog, chairman of the State Controlling Committee and chairman of the lobby for the advancement of civic society Zvulun Orlev, and the director-general of the Prime Minister's Bureau Raanan Dinur will discuss transparency, regulation and public confidence in not-for-profit organizations. For registration and full details, call (03) 609-4199 or (03) 512-1748.