Spanish Friends of Tel Aviv University hosted a conference in the exclusive surroundings of the Villa Magna Hotel in Madrid. Speaking to over 100 guests from the Jewish community were TAU’s Prof. Yoav Tenembaum of the Diplomacy Studies Program of the Gershon H. Gordon Faculty of Social Sciences; Israeli Ambassador to Spain, Daniel Kutner; and moderator Felipe Sahagún, a prominent Spanish journalist with expertise in international policy.
The discussion centered on the role of intercultural communications in international diplomacy. Prof. Tenembaum described issues that arise in communication between parties from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
Cocktails and dinner followed the conference, during which Spanish Friends co-presidents Patricia Nahmad and Isaac Querub presented the inaugural Maimonides Prize to Padre Ángel, founder and head of the NGO “Misioneros de la Paz” (Messengers of Peace), in recognition of his tireless and selfless dedication to local social causes. In his acceptance of the prize, Father Ángel expressed warmth and affection toward the Jewish community, which he described as “the older brothers and sisters in faith.”
TAU Vice President of Resource and Development Amos Elad, talked about some of the ongoing research taking place at the University and its positive influence on both Israeli society and the international community.