Conference Circuit

The Ariel University Center of Samaria (AUC) will convene The Sixth Annual David Bar-Illan Conference on the Media and the Middle East.

Sunday, November 25 GOVERNMENT OPPOSITION leader Binyamin Netanyahu will be the guest of honor and keynote speaker at the annual ceremony for the Jabotinsky Prize awards to be held at 7 p.m. at Beit Sokolov, 4 Kaplan Street, Tel Aviv. Entrance fee is NIS 50. CABINET MINISTERS MKs and the WIZO Executive will mount a protest tent to shout out against violence against women. Over the past year alone, 15 women have been killed by their husbands or boyfriends. Many more have been severely assaulted. The WIZO Executive together with more than 35 ministers and MKs has initiated a united action group to try to stem this growing menace in Israeli society. The protest will be launched at 10 a.m. in the plaza of Beit Ariela adjacent to the Tel Aviv Museum. A special ceremony will take place at 11.30 a.m. with the participation of MKs Zahava Galon and Gideon Saar. For further details SOURCES OF Global Warming is the subject of a debate in Hebrew from 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the Wise Auditorium, Edmond J. Safra campus at Givat Ram; This is part of a new debating forum called "Verification, confrontation - academic debates in the public sphere;" under the auspices of the Hebrew University Authority for Community and Youth. For further details, call: (02)658-6256 Monday, November 26 THE ISRAEL Council on Foreign Relations will host a round table discussion with The Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic, H.E. Karel Schwarzenberg on "The Middle East as Seen from Middle Europe." The meeting will be chaired by Oded Eran, Director General, World Jewish Congress Representative Office in Israel and former Israel Ambassador to the EU. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at Beth Hatefutsoth, Tel Aviv University Meeting Room. Pedestrians enter via gate 2. Pre-registration is required. Call: (02) 633-3003 Email: [email protected] ISRAEL FOOD Week, which opens at the Tel Aviv Fairgrounds at 12 noon, is being held this year concurrently with KITEX, the international exhibition for institutional kitchens and restaurants, IsraFood Exhibition for the Food and Beverage Industry and HOTEX exhibition, for the Hospitality Industry. The event will also include: The 5th SCAIL Conference - Annual meeting of Specialty Coffee Association of Israel; The 10th Annual Meeting of Event Organizers and Hall Managers'; The Hotel Managers Association Conference; The Annual Meeting of the Food Industry elite executives; The Annual Meeting of the Federation of the Israeli Chambers of Commerce: Food & Beverages Section. In addition, the event will feature for the first time in Israel the legendary Michelin-star chef Philippe Legendre, Executive Chef at the " Four Seasons Hotel - George V" in Paris, France. Philippe Legendre was voted "Chef of the Year 2003" by his culinary peers in the French magazine "Le Chef". Culinary Workshops with Philippe Legendre will be held on Monday, November 26, and Tuesday, November 27 from 2 - 5 p.m. Registration details: Tel: 03-5626090 ext. # 3 (Terry), E-mail: [email protected] This is a great opportunity to learn from this iconic figure in French gastronomy. Tuesday, November 27 THE TEL Aviv Journalists Association in conjunction with the University of Haifa is hosting an international Journalists' Conference in Eilat over a three-day period with the participation of hundreds of journalists and people in the communications business from Israel and abroad. The conference will deal with issues such as the changing professional status of the journalist and the communicator. It will culminate with the traditional November 29 address by the Prime Minister. Among the journalists, op-ed writers and other well-known people who have indicated that they will attend are: Ben Caspit, Ahmed Tibi, Amnon Dankner, Yossi Sarid, Daniel Ben Simon, Ron Ben Ishai, Dahlia Dorner, Carmela Menashe and Shalom Kital. For further details access the TAJA Web site Wednesday, November 28 THE FIFTH meeting of a forum for researchers on inter-disciplinary discussions: "Materialistic society, landscape and culture in Israel from the end of the classical period to the present day;" will take place from 6:15 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Institute of Archaeology, Mount Scopus campus; under the auspices of the Nehemia Levtzion Center for Islamic Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Israel Antiquities Authority. Prior registration by e-mail required at: [email protected] Monday, December 3 THE ARIEL University Center of Samaria (AUC) will convene The Sixth Annual David Bar-Illan Conference on the Media and the Middle East. The forum is held in memory of David Bar-Illan, former Jerusalem Post editor-in-chief and communications director in the Prime Minister's Office. The one-day conference, beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Raab Building, Lax Auditorium on the AUC campus, will bring together academics, journalists, media and public relations experts and government officials to discuss how events in Israel and the Middle East are covered by the media and the impact that news reporting has on Israeli, Arab and world public opinion. The keynote address will be delivered by Leonard Asper, president & CEO, CanWest Global Communications Corp. who will speak on Israel Beyond the Propaganda War. The all-day event will be broadcast in real-time via the Internet, enabling people in Israel and around the world to view all sessions with available English or Hebrew audio. All or part of the conference can be seen and heard, by visiting: and following the viewing instructions. The media conference is open to the general public, with simultaneous translation (English/Hebrew) available to those in attendance. Round-trip, free of charge transportation to Ariel from Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Ra'anana is available. For registration and additional information about the program or transportation, e-mail [email protected] telephone 052-451-4011 THE INVESTORS' Conference 2007 will be held at the David Intercontinental Hotel, Tel Aviv with the participation of representatives of financial institutions and organizations as well as Arun K. Singh, ambassador of India; Zhang Xiaon, consul of China and Jian Chao Ke, a senior manager of the shanghai Stock Exchange and Alex Giladi, a member of the International Olympic Committee. The conference will discuss opportunities and prospects for 2008. For further details and registration call: (03) 513-3650. Tuesday, December 4 THE ANNUAL R&D conference under the auspices of the Chief Scientist's Office will be held at the Haifa Convention Center from 9 a.m. Among the international participants will be Prof. Patrick Cunningham, Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government of Ireland; Lauk Borg, Head of the EUREKA Secretariat; Pedro Pedreira, Executive Director of the European GNSS Supervisory Authority (GSA); Daniel Jacob, Deputy Director general DG Research; and Jong-Ihl Lee, Chief Executive, KORIL-RDF (Korea-Israel Industrial R&D Foundation.) For further details all: (03) 644-0271. Wednesday, December 5 THE 2007 NGO Monitor Conference will take place at Mishkenot Sha'ananim, Jerusalem at 9 a.m. The conference, under the title of Preparing for Durban II: NGOs, Public Opinion and the Exploitation of Human Rights, has an impressive list of speakers including The Jerusalem Post's Calev Ben David. Other speakers include Ambassador Ramiro Cibrian, EU Ambassador to Israel; Ambassador Oded Eran, Former Israeli Ambassador to EU; Jan Van T'Land, head of the Jerusalem Mission, Medecins Sans Frontieres; Arnold Roth, Honorary Chairman, Keren Malki; and Mark Regev, Spokesman of the Foreign Affairs Ministry. Sessions include: "At What Price? Public Funding of NGOs;" "NGOs, the Media and Shaping Israel's Image" and "Human Rights Values, NGOs and Their Place in Today's World." Entrance is free, but attendance should be confirmed by November 29, by e-mailing: [email protected] Monday, December 9. THE ANNUAL two-day Globes Israel Business Conference 2007 - Israel's largest business conference - will be held at the David Intercontinental Hotel, Tel Aviv and will focus on the issue of the global economy. The conference will be held with the presence of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Finance Minister Ronnie Bar-On, Communications Minister Ariel Atias, Head of the Opposition MK Benjamin Netanyahu and Bank of Israel Governor Prof. Stanley Fischer. Further information about the Israel Business Conference is available at its Web site: Leaders of the international and Israeli business communities, academics and researchers and media personalities will be among the participants.