Israeli Friends Host Presidential Contender

Nobel Prize laureate and candidate for the Israeli presidency, Prof. Dan Shechtman, was special guest of the Israeli Friends' Business Academic Club
26 March 2014
Prof. Dan Shechtman at Israeli Friends
Prof. Dan Shechtman at the Israeli Friends' Business Academic Club

Participants of the Business Academic Club's March event heard Prof. Dan Shechtman's interesting insights into his years of research, which ultimately led to winning the Nobel Prize in chemistry. Prof. Shechtman, an expert on quasicrystals at the Technion, used his personal experience to discuss the achievements of Israeli society and the challenges it now faces.


Speaking about his recently announced candidacy for president of Israel, Prof. Shechtman said he was initially resistant to the idea. "However, after reading an influential report on trends regarding education, employment and income, I was convinced that as president I would be able to make a difference to the citizens of Israel – a cause to which I now dedicate my life."


Among those attending the event were TAU President Joseph Klafter; Israeli Friends Chairman Amnon Dick; Tel Aviv Stock Exchange CEO Yossi Beinart; TAU Institute for Local Government Head Ophir Pines-Paz; Sami Sagol; Ruth and Yitzchak Manor; TAU Prof. (emer.) Yuval Levy and his wife Gabriella; Shuki Schwartz; Avi Shomer; and Shula Recanati.


Pictured from left: Israeli Friends Chairman Amnon Dick; TAU VP Amos Elad, TAU supporter Sami Sagol and TAU President Joseph Klafter 


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