Conference Scene

To mark the 60th anniversary of UNESCO, a three-day conference on The Effects of Globalization on Center, Periphery and Multiculturalism will take place at Beit Berl Academic College.

Monday, February 5 To mark the 60th anniversary of UNESCO, a three-day conference on The Effects of Globalization on Center, Periphery and Multiculturalism will take place at Beit Berl Academic College. Ing. Eva Bartonova, Deputy Minister of education of the Czech Republic will be among the six distinguished speakers from abroad. The conference has been organized by the Israel National Commission for UNESCO, the UNESCO Chair for Multiculturalism in Teacher Training and Beit Berl Academic College. For further details call: (09) 747-6452. "Global Reproductive Health in Conflict Areas: Development, Donors and the Spaces in Between," is the title of a lecture by Sera Bonds, MPH, a visiting public health scholar in the Women's Health Studies and Promotion. The lecture at Ben-Gurion University, will begin at 1:30 p.m. in Conference Room 203, 2nd Floor Spitzer-Salany Building of the Department for Social Work. (Building No. 17). The Iranian Nuclear Threat is the subject of a symposium to be held in the Bar Shira Auditorium on the Tel Aviv University Campus from 9:15 a.m. One of the sessions will be devoted to how to deal with the threat. Israeli Elitism, which came under attack in President Katsav's emotional outburst several weeks ago, is the subject of a symposium to be held at Tel Aviv University from 10 a.m. Lectures include: From social pluralism to elitist pluralism; The electoral system in Israel and its influence on maintaining political elitism; Israeli dissatisfaction with the folklore culture of The Other Israel. The two-day symposium begins at 10 a.m. in Room 496 of the Gilman Building on the TAU campus. Tuesday, February 6 New studies and initiatives in nanotechnology will be the main thrust of a symposium being held at Shenkar College in conjunction with the Plastics and Rubber Division of the Manufacturers Association of Israel. Guest speakers will include Dr. Joseph Lichtenbann, founder of the American Hybrid Plastic company, and Dr. Joachim Grossman, business development manager of the German firm Sud-Chemie. The symposium will be held in the auditorium of Shenkar's Mitchell Building at the corner of Yeda Am and Hamelacha Streets, Ramat Gan. For further details, call Varda Kalmar (03) 611-0038. Wednesday, February 7 Together We'll Make a Safer World: an international forum for the reduction of road accidents is the title of a two-day Tenth International Scientific Conference sponsored by Toyota, to be held at the Research Institute of Human Factors in Road Safety at the College of Management, Academic Studies, Rishon LeZion. For further information and registration, call (03) 963-4302. Simultaneous translation will be available. A symposium on Nuclear Iran will be held at the Institute for National Security Studies at Tel Aviv University. Sessions will deal with the Iranian regime, Iran as a challenge to intelligence agencies, Iran's attitude to Israel, the specifics of Iran's nuclear program, American policy vis-a-vis Iran, and the possibility that Israel will take preventive action against Iran. Thursday, February 8 A symposium on Nature Preservation vs the Budgets of Millionaire Real Estate Developers will be held at Tel Aviv University with the participation of Interior Minister Roni Bar On. The symposium is under the auspices of the Porter School for Environmental Sciences, and will deal with issues such as limitations on real estate development and the destruction of nature; clean energy; railroad development and its effect on nature; and whether quality of the environment poses a political obstruction. To register, e-mail or telephone: (02) 560- 2256. The symposium begins at 8:45 a.m. in room 003 in the Dan David Building on the TAU campus. Friday, February 9 Kinneret Barashi, the attorney who became a household word as the legal representative of Aleph who has accused President Moshe Katsav of rape and sexual harassment, will be a panelist with attorney Ronel Fisher who also moves in eye of the storm circles, at an Open Day at Netanya Academic College, of which they are both alumni. The two will participate in a panel on the integration of NAC graduates into the business world. Other panelists will include NAC faculty member Prof. Ben-Zion Zylberfarb, a former director general of the Finance Ministry, who today heads Israel's only School for Banking and Capital Markets, Dr. Arad Nir, Channel Two's foreign news editor and a lecturer at NAC's School for Communications, and Dr. Reuben Pedhatzur, journalist and pilot. For further details, contact Amikam Shapira (052) 245-3660. Sunday, February 11 The integration of private producers of electricity into the Israeli market is the topic of a symposium to be held at Kfar Hamaccabiah, Ramat Gan from 1:30 p.m. Speakers will include senior representatives of the Israel Electric Corporation and the Ministry for National Infrastructure. The closing address will be delivered by National Infrastructure Minister Binyamin Ben Eliezer. Tuesday, February 13 Port2Port, a multi-faceted international conference on air land and sea freight transportation will be held at the Avenue Convention center, Airport City, with the participation of Transport Minister Shaul Mofaz, senior ministry officials and prominent members of the Finance Ministry, the Israel Railways, the Shipping and Ports Administration as well as other major Israeli institutions. There will also be several speakers from Europe representing government and non-government transport and transport-related enterprises.