2014 Board of Governors Meeting Highlights

IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz will deliver the keynote lecture at the annual John Gandel Symposium

Conferral by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of the
Prime Minister's Award for Entrepreneurship and Innovation 


Honorary Degrees Conferment Ceremony

2014 Honorary Doctors:

  • HE Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Brazil
  • Mr. Ronnie C. Chan, Hong Kong
  • Ms. Agi Mishol, Israel
  • Ms. Paulina Luisa Mizrahi de Deutsch, Argentina
  • Prof. David Sankoff, Canada
  • Mr. Gil Shwed, Israel
  • Prof. Paul Zimmet, Australia


Honorary Fellowship

  • Cameri Theater of Tel Aviv


Response on behalf of the recipients: 
HE Fernando Henrique Cardoso, former President of Brazil

Award ceremony to be followed by a festive reception



The Annual John Gandel Symposium on the Middle East

Iran: A Multicolored Actor in the Middle East - What you see and what you don't


Key Note Lecture: 

General Benny Gantz, Chief of Staff, Israel Defense Forces


Panel Discussion: 

  • MK Shaul Mofaz, Former Israeli Minister of Defense
  • Ms. Sima Shine,  Head of the Strategic Division at Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs
  • Dr. Liora Hendelman-Baavur, TAU Department of Middle Eastern and African History

Moderator: Prof. Meir Litvak, Director of the Alliance Center for Iranian Studies



Gala Opening: The Porter School of Environmental Studies Building




Economic Symposium

  • Moderator: Prof. Jacob A. Frenkel, Chairman, Board of Governors Tel Aviv University; Former Governor, Bank of Israel
  • Panel: Prof. Manuel Trachtenberg, Chair of the Planning & Budgeting Committee of the Council for Higher Education in Israel
  • Mr. Ronnie Chan, Chairman of Hang Lung Group and Hang Lung Properties, Hong Kong
  • Mr. Gil Shwed, Founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Check Point     Software Technologies Ltd.



Awarding of the Hugo Ramniceanu Prize in Economics for 2014

Recipients: Noam Bardin, Uri Levine, Ehud Shabtai, Amir Shinar, Founders and Developers of Waze Ltd.


Sunset Cocktail Reception by the Beach


Shabbat Home Hospitality

Shabbat dinner in an intimate Israeli home atmosphere for overseas Governors and guests


Dan David Prize

Award ceremony for achievements that made an outstanding impact in our world 

2014 Recipients: 

Past Time Dimension – History and Memory

  • Mr. Krzystzof Czyzewski, Boerderland Foundation, Poland
  • Mr. Pierre Nora, Editions Gallimard, France
  • Prof. Saul Friedlander, UCLA, USA


Present Time Dimension – Combatting Memory Loss

  • Prof. John A. Hardy, University College, England
  • Prof. Peter St. George-Hyslop, University of Cambridge, England
  • Prof. Brenda Milner, McGill University, Canada


Future Time Dimension – Artificial Intelligence, The Digital Mind

  • Prof. Marvin Minsky – MIT, USA


Inauguration Ceremonies


Plenary Sessions

Year in Review & Plans for the Future

TAU Talks: Our top scholars inspire us with their scientific journies

Committee Reports and Resolutions


Finance, Funds and Trusts Committee Meetings


 Note: All Board events are held in English unless otherwise indicated

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