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Program for the 47th Board Meeting

(Program is subject to change)
May 14–17, 2017
Sunday, May 14, 2017              
3:00 p.m.            
Lecture under the Auspices of the Robert St. John Chair in Objective Middle East Reporting: 
organized by the Chaim Herzog Center for Middle East Studies and Diplomacy
Truth Under Siege: Reporting in the Age of Alternative Facts
Speaker: Journalist Jonathan Ferziger, Bloomberg News, Israel
Moderator: Prof. Lynn Schler, Department of Politics and Government
Helen Diller Family Center, Room 109
3:30 p.m.              
Finance Committee Meeting
Chairperson: Dvora Tomer, Vice-Chairperson of the Executive Committee
W.A. Minkoff Senate Hall          
5:45 p.m.              
Tour of Beer-Sheva
Driving tour highlighting the city's growth and development,
followed by a walking tour of the Old City with an emphasis on art and culture
Departure from the bus stop behind the Zlotowski Student Center
8:00 p.m.              
Welcome Dinner Hosted by President Prof. Rivka Carmi
Lauder Center, Old City of Beer-Sheva
(For registered participants)
Monday, May 15, 2017
10:00 a.m.             
Opening Plenary Session of the 47th Board of Governors Meeting
Alexander M. Goren, Chairman of the Board of Governors
Prof. Zvi HaCohen, Rector
Ori Rath, Chairman  of the Student Union
Counting Up to 50 – Opening Presentation:
Prof. Rivka Carmi, President
Joya Claire Sonnenfeldt Auditorium
12:00 p.m.                     
Working Lunch for Board Members with President Prof. Rivka Carmi
Barkan Conference Hall, Zlotowski Student Administration Building      
(For registered participants)    
2:00 p.m.              
Concert in Memory of Dr. Heinz-Horst Deichmann
Performed by the Israel Chamber Orchestra and Members of the Chamber Music Course at BGU
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Requiem K. 626
Ariel Zuckermann, Conductor
Talia Or, Soprano
Avital Deri, Alto
Eitan Drori, Tenor
Oded Reich, Bass
The Tel Aviv Collegium Singers
Joya Claire Sonnenfeldt Auditorium
3:30 p.m.              
Annual Zlotowski Event
Public Reading by Author Nicole Krauss, USA
Distinguished Visitor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, BGU
Presentation of the Zlotowski Admission Awards for Outstanding Students
Moderator: Prof. Steve Rosen, Vice-President for External Affairs
W.A. Minkoff Senate Hall
5:00 p.m.              
Dedication of the Aron Bernstein Chair in Jewish History
Incumbent: Prof. Hanna Yablonka, Department of Jewish History
Panel: New and Fascinating Aspects in Holocaust Research
Showcasing BGU students and alumni from the Department of Jewish History:
Tehilla Malka
Dr. Amir Peleg
Dalit Danenberg
Moderator: Prof. Chaim Hames, Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
W.A. Minkoff Senate Hall
6:30 p.m.              
Ceremony Recognizing the University's New and Most Loyal Supporters
Plaza adjacent to the Ben-Gurion Wall
8:00 p.m.              
Student Evening sponsored by American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Student Performances, Personal Encounters, and Auction of Student Projects
Suzanne Zlotowski Garden
(For registered participants)
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
9:00 a.m.              
Inauguration of the Carole and Marcus Weinstein Software and Information
Systems Engineering  and Cyber Security Building 
in the presence of Carole and Marcus Weinstein, USA
Dedication of the Carole Weinstein Chair in Information Systems Engineering
Incumbent: Prof. Bracha Shapira, Chair, Department of Software and Information Systems Engineering 
Moderator: Prof. Dan Blumberg, Vice-President and Dean for Research & Development 
Carole and Marcus Weinstein Software and Information Systems Engineering
and Cyber Security Building
10:15 a.m.             
Unveiling of the Sculpture The Acrobats
by Theo Tobiasse
in the presence of Catherine Faust-Tobiasse, France
Moderator: Prof. Steve Rosen, Vice-President for External Affairs
Adjacent to the Abraham Ben David Ohayon Behavioral Sciences Complex
11:00 a.m.             
Presentation of the University’s Year in Review to the Board of Governors
Screening of the Documentary Film Ben-Gurion, Epilogue,
Marking David Ben-Gurion's 130th Birthday, and Conversation with the Producer Yael Perlov
Abraham Ben David Ohayon Behavioral Sciences Complex
1:00 p.m. 
3:00 p.m.              
Dedication of the Michael Feige Career Development Chair in Israeli Society
in the presence of the Feige Family
Incumbent: Dr. Ben Herzog, Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism
Moderator: Prof. Ofer Shiff, Head of Research Hub,
World Jewry in Israel, Center for Israel Studies
W.A. Minkoff Senate Hall
4:30 p.m.              
Irene and Hyman Kreitman Annual Memorial Lecture
Reflections on a Life of Purpose
Former Australian Prime Minister, the Hon. Julia Gillard
Moderator: Prof. Sharon Pardo, Chair, Department of Politics and Government and The Centre for the Study of European Politics and Society
W.A. Minkoff Senate Hall
7:30 p.m.                  
Conferment Ceremony of Honorary Doctoral Degrees upon:
Prof. Linda B. Buck, USA
Hon. Julia Gillard, Australia
Prof. Eric S. Lander, USA
Ellen S. Marcus, USA
Prof. Stanley B. Prusiner, USA
Carole and Marcus Weinstein, USA
Joya Claire Sonnenfeldt Auditorium 
The ceremony will be followed by a reception in the Udi Garden
Warm clothing recommended
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
9:00 a.m.                
Travel to Sede Boqer
10:00 a.m.              
Ceremony Marking the Establishment of the Center for Israel Studies
in the presence of Danna Azrieli, Chair, Azrieli Group and Azrieli Foundation Israel
Panel: Promoting Research on Israel and Revitalizing Related Public Discourse
Featuring research fellows from the Center for Israel Studies, Ben-Gurion Research Institute:
Adi Sherzer, PhD Student
Dr. Tanya Zion-Waldoks, Post-Doctoral Fellow
Dr. Dvir Tzur, Researcher
Moderator: Dr. Paula Kabalo, Director, Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism
George Evens Family Auditorium
11:30 a.m.             
Annual Review: Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research
Prof. Boris Zaltzman, Director
Dr. Muhammad Bashouti, Swiss Institute for Dryland Environmental and Energy Research
Dr. Vered Tzin, French Associates Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands
Dr. Edo Bar-Zeev, Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research
George Evens Family Auditorium
12:30 p.m.
Personal Encounters and Lunch with Students from the Albert Katz International School
for Desert Studies
Return to Hotel
4:00 p.m. 
Coffee and Refreshments
Leonardo Negev Hotel Lobby
7:30 p.m.
Festive Closing Evening of the Board of Governors Meeting
Banquet and Dance 
Plaza adjacent to the Jusidman Science Center for Youth
(For registered participants)
Warm clothing recommended



Additional Events

Sunday, May 14, 2017

11:45 a.m. 
Keynote Lecture: On the "Listening Guide"
Prof. Carol Gilligan, New York University
Distinguished Visitor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, BGU
Chair: Shir Daphna-Tekoah, Ashkelon Academic College
This lecture is held as part of the Israel Science Foundation Research Workshop Listening to Narratives of Security and in-Security – Feminist Methodologies and Activism (May 14–16, 2017)
Oren Hall, Kreitman Building

Monday, May 15, 2017

8:00 a.m
AABGU Reception
Leonardo Negev Hotel

5:45 p.m. 
Lecture: What Can the Bible Teach Us Today about Leadership? What Types of Leaders Were Abraham, Joseph, and Moses?
Paul Ohana, France
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Institute for Social Leadership Building, Room 115

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

7:00 a.m. 
AABGU Board Meeting 
Leonardo Negev Hotel

10:30 a.m. 
1st Annual NIBN Symposium: Highlights in Biomedical Research
11:00 a.m. Lecture by Prof. Stanley B. Prusiner
12:00 p.m. Lecture by Prof. Linda B. Buck
2:00 p.m.  Lecture by Prof. Eric S. Lander
The Edgar de Picciotto Family National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev Building, Auditorium 002

4:15 p.m. 
Lecture: Joining the Resistance
Prof. Carol Gilligan, New York University
Chair: Dr. Ayelet Harel-Shalev, The Conflict Management and Resolution Program and the Department of Politics and Government
Auditorium in the Abraham Ben David Ohayon Behavioral Sciences Complex

6:00 p.m. 
Authors in Conversation: Jewish / Israeli Women Writing 
Addresses: Nicole Krauss, USA, and Zeruya Shalev, Israel
Moderator: Prof. Vivian Liska, University of Antwerp and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Sara Tadmor Auditorium, Deichmann Building for Community Action

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

1:30 p.m.  
Chairman’s Council Meeting
Rotem Hall, Zlotowski Student Administration Building
(For members only)


Ongoing Exhibitions

"Tseno Ureno": Israeli Women Artists Reflect on Their Religious and Gender Identity
Curated by the students of the curatorship course, Department of the Arts, under the guidance of Prof. Haim Maor
Senate Gallery, George Shrut Visitors Center, Samuel and Milada Ayrton
University Center

Art in Migration
Curated by Prof. Haim Maor and Prof. Julia Mirsky
Avraham Baron Art Gallery, Zalman Aranne Central Library

The History of Medicine and Science: The Physician as Artisan, Scientist and Ethicist
Regina and Charles Fisher Gallery, Joyce and Irving Goldman Medical School

Eliahu Gat
Curated by Ron Bartosh
Trumpeldor Gallery, 19 Trumpeldor St., Old City, Beer-Sheva