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Friday - June 08

Hour
Location
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8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
King David Hotel

Traditional Shabbat Dinner with Students in International Programs

Saturday - June 09

Hour
Location
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10:00 am - 11:15 am
King David Hotel

Lectures

 

1. Ron Ben-Yishai

 

2. Session on Immigrants: “Migrants, Refugees or Opportunists: Views on the Immigration Crisis”

*  Prof. Yuval Shany, Hersch Lauterpacht Chair in Public International Law, “Israel’s Asylum Policies and International Law”

*  Ms. Shani Bartuvia, PhD candidate at the International Relations Department and ‘Human Rights Under Pressure’ International Doctoral Program. “Western countries’ “externalization” of asylum: from “Safe Third Country” policies to the Israeli agreements with Uganda and Rwanda”

11:45 am - 1:30 pm
King David Hotel

Panel: Medical Frontiers: Health for Today, Tomorrow and Beyond

 

  • Moderator: Prof. Dina Ben Yehuda, Dean, Faculty of Medicine

 

Participants:

  • Prof. Michal Lotem, Head of the Center for Melanoma and Cancer Immunotherapy, Dept. of Oncology, Hadassah Medical Center
  • Prof. Ephrat Levy Lahad, Director, Medical Genetics Institute, Shaare Zedek Institute of Medical Genetics
  • Prof. Sigal Ben-Yehuda, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Faculty of Medicine
  • Dr. Ofra Benny, Institute for Drug Research, School of Pharmacy
  • “Tzameret” student, Military Medical School

 

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
King David Hotel

Lunch

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Jerusalem

Jerusalem Tells the Story: Israel @70

Guided walks in central Jerusalem tracing Israel’s 70 years

 

OPTION 1: Mount Zion – Tour given by Amit Reem of The Institute of Archaeology

Mount Zion has played a primary role in Jerusalem’s story for thousands of years, yet it was the 19 years of Jerusalem’s division that created its significance in the modern State of Israel.  As the closest site to the Temple Mount under Israeli control, Mount Zion has become a site of pilgrimage. Schoolchildren and dignitaries alike come to Mount Zion; in fact, Israel’s President, Yitzhak Ben Zvi, opened an office at this location, on the roof of King David’s Tomb.

 

The tradition identifies this site as the actual burial site of King David, but who really is burried inside the sarcaphogus and what did a dubious Italian engineer from the 19th century reveal? All this and more will be explored in a tour to Mt. Zion, both from a historical and contemporary perspective together with Hebrew University Alumni Amit Reem from the Israel Antiquities Authority.

 

OPTION 2: Rehavia – Tour given by Ezra Korman, Hebrew University Alumni and Chancellor of the University Prof. Menahem Ben Sasson

The neighborhood of Rehavia was built in the 1930’s and was home to many Hebrew University professors and departments. 

It was also the site of the National Institutions and the site of great celebration with the announcement of the United Nations Partition Plan. 

This tour will meander through the streets of Rehavia, visiting sites where some of the most momentous events connected to the first years of Israel’s independence took place as well as locations that served the Hebrew University after 1948 – including Terra Sancta, the Rattisbonne Monastery, Yitzhak Ben Tzvi’s home, now the Ben Tzvi Institute, and more. 

8:45 pm - 12:00 am
Jerusalem Cinematheque 11 Hebron Rd.

Opening Reception of the 81st Meeting of the Board of Governors

 

This event will feature an inter-generational dialogue between award-winning Hebrew University Professor, Haim Cedar, and his award-winning filmmaker son, Joseph Cedar.

Guests will enjoy an evening celebrating Israeli cinema, and cocktails under the stars. The Hebrew University is proud to be home to the Spielberg archives and the Sam Spiegel Film & Television School and is excited to kick off the BOG at the Jerusalem Cinematheque, which is at the heart of the Jerusalem cultural scene.

Sunday - June 10

Hour
Location
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8:30 am - 9:45 am
Nancy S. and Lawrence E. Glick Observation Plaza, Mount Scopus

Dedication of Inscriptions on the Wall Of Benefactors

10:15 am - 1:45 pm
Dan Jerusalem Hotel, 32 Lechi St.

HUJI Talks: To 100 and Beyond

  • Speakers include:
    • Prof. Yuval Noah Harari
    • Prof. Vered Vinitzky-Seroussi
    • Prof. Raphael Mechoulam
    • Prof. Idan Segev
    • Prof. Cory Shulman
    • Prof. Reuven Hazan
    • Sargent John Michael O’Hare
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dan Jerusalem Hotel, 32 Lechi St.

Lunch

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Litwinsky Senate Hall, Mount Scopus Campus

Plenary Session – President’s Report

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Courtyard, Tower of David Museum

Special Reception Honoring Hebrew University Benefactors

Guest of Honor: Mayor Nir Barkat

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tower of David Museum

Gala dinner celebrating 100 Years of Knowledge 

Guests will enjoy a magical evening at the Tower of David Museum, featuring a spectacular interactive multimedia show projected on the Old City walls.

Monday - June 11

Hour
Location
Details
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8:30 am - 10:00 am
Wise Auditorium, Edmond J. Safra Campus

Plenary Session: Showcasing the Hebrew University’s Academic Achievements – 

Awarding of: 

  • The Kaye lnnovation Awards
  • The Klachky Prize for the Advancement of the Frontiers of Science
  • The Polonsky Prizes for Creativity and Originality in the Humanistic Disciplines
  • The Prusiner-Abramsky Research Awards in Clinical & Basic Neuroscience by The Orion Foundation
  • The Robert H. Smith Vision Prize
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Rothberg Family Buildings (Rachel and Selim Benin School of Computer Science and Engineering), Edmond J. Safra Campus

Lectures by Nobel Prize laureates and academic Honorary Doctorate recipients

10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Rothberg Family Buildings (Rachel and Selim Benin School of Computer Science and Engineering), Edmond J. Safra Campus

Treasures of Knowledge: Introducing the University Historical Archives Preservation Project

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Rothberg Family Buildings (Rachel and Selim Benin School of Computer Science and Engineering), Edmond J. Safra Campus

Budget and Finance Committee Meetings (members only)

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rothberg Family Buildings (Rachel and Selim Benin School of Computer Science and Engineering), Edmond J. Safra Campus

Endowments Committee Meeting (members only)

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Rothberg Family Buildings (Rachel and Selim Benin School of Computer Science and Engineering), Edmond J. Safra Campus

Nominations Committee Meeting (members only)

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Maiersdorf Faculty Club, Mount Scopus Campus

Luncheon in honor of Honorary Doctorate recipients and the recipients of the Bublick and Rothberg Prizes

2:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Ezequiel Liwerant-Fomento Mexico Hall, Mount Scopus Campus

Tribute to the Recipients of Honorary Doctorates and the Bublick and Rothberg Prizes

 

Honorary Doctorate Recipients 2018

  • Ms.  Raquel Chalfi, Israel
  • Prof. Paula Fredriksen, United States and Israel
  • Mr. Roger Hertog, United States
  • Prof. Stephen J. Lippard, United States
  • Prof. Charles F. Manski, United States
  • Prof. Erik S. Maskin, United States
  • Mr. Robert Simons OAM, Australia
  • Prof. Robert H. Singer, United States
  • Prof. Vera T. Sós, Hungary
  • Mr. Stephen Victor QC, Canada

 

Solomon Bublick Prize: Prof. Menachem Magidor, Israel

Samuel Rothberg Prize: Dr. Ruth Calderon, Israel

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Rothberg Amphitheatre, Mount Scopus Campus

Convocation

7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
T.B.D.

Friends Associations Events

Tuesday - June 12

Hour
Location
Details
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8:00 am - 9:30 am
King David Hotel

Campaign Cabinet Meeting (members only)

10:00 am - 11:00 am
3 Hanasi St.

Reception at the President of Israel’s residence 

*Entrance from 8:00 to 9:15

For the first time in history, Hebrew University award recipients (Nobel, Israel Prize, EMET, and more) will be honored together by President Rivlin at an exclusive reception

 

11:45 am - 1:45 pm
Litwinsky Senate Hall, Mount Scopus Campus

Plenary Session – Rector’s Plenary

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Maiersdorf Faculty Club, Mount Scopus Campus

Lunch

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Maiersdorf Faculty Club, Mount Scopus Campus

Meeting of the International Board of Overseers of the Rothberg International School (members only)

Lunch will be served

2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Ezequiel Liwerant-Fomento Mexico Hall, Mount Scopus Campus

Ceremony Conferring

Honorary Fellowships

 

  • Ms.  Isabell Adler, United States
  • Mr. James Blum, United States
  • Mr. Yaakov (Kuki) Edry, Israel
  • Mr. David Fox, United States
  • Madame Antoinette Grosman, Belgium
  • Mr. Gordon Hausmann, UK
  • Mr. Alain Meyer, Luxembourg
  • Mr. Martin Moshal, South Africa
  • Ms. Mary Smart, United States
  • Mr. Eric C. Stein, United States
  • Madame Martine de Souza-Dassault, France
  • Mr. Hans Wiener, Sweden
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Estelle & Eugene Ferkauf Plaza, Mount Scopus Campus

Ceremony Rededicating the Cornerstones

Friends from around the world will bring a message to be placed in a timecapsule to rededicate the cornerstones, in tribute to our success and growth of the last 100 years.

8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Rothberg Amphitheatre, Mount Scopus Campus

*doors open at 7:30

“Decadance” by Ohad Naharin
Performed by Batsheva- The Young Ensemble

At the Rothberg Amphitheatre, guests will enjoy a captivating performance by Batsheva-The Young Ensemble choreographed by 2008 Honorary Doctorate recipient, Ohad Naharin with audience participation.

Wednesday - June 13

Hour
Location
Details
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8:30 am - 9:30 am
Ein Kerem Campus

Dedication of the new facilities of the Lautenberg Center for Immunology & Cancer Research

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Wall of Life Plaza, Mount Scopus Campus

Dedication of Inscriptions on the Wall of Life

11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Legacy Tree, adjacent to the historic Einstein Institute of mathematics, Wattenberg Building

Dedication of Inscriptions on the Legacy Tree

12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
Wall of Founders, Mount Scopus Campus

Dedication of Inscriptions on the Wall of Founders

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Maiersdorf Faculty Club, Mount Scopus Campus

Luncheon honoring donors and students

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Maiersdorf Faculty Club, Mount Scopus Campus

Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace (members only)

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Transportation to the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment 

6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Rehovot Campus

Festive closing event at the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, honoring the 75th anniversary of the Faculty.

 

The closing event held in Rehovot will boast a festival-type atmosphere with live music, dancing, and food. The event will bring together alumni, faculty and BOG participants for an unforgettable event culminating the BOG. Attendees will enjoy an exhibition highlighting achievements from the Faculty over the past 75 years.