2019

  • Dr. Jan Low

    USA

    Leading Authority on International Food Security

    Photo: Teddy Mitchener

  • Ohad Naharin

    Israel

    Choreographer

    Photo: Ilya Melnikov

  • Justice Prof. Ahmad Natour

    Israel

    Human Rights Champion, Erudite Qadi and Scholar

    Photo: Reuven Castro

  • Amb. Daniel B. Shapiro

    USA

    Former United States Ambassador to Israel

    Photo: Matty Stern

  • Toni Young

    USA

    President of the American Associates of Ben-Gurion University

    Photo: Public Relations

2018

  • Prof. Robert Badinter

    France

    Lawyer and Politician

    Photo: Public Relations

  • Elena Dmitrievna Bashkirova

    Germany and Russia

    Pianist and Musical Director

    Photo: Nikolaj Lund

  • Prof. Nili Cohen

    Israel

    Legal Scholar

    Photo: Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities

  • Dr. Ilana Dayan

    Israel

    Investigative Journalist

    Photo: Yossi Zwecker

  • Anat Draigor

    Israel

    Former Captain of Israel's National Basketball Team

    Photo: Ci & Maytav Draigor Kadman

  • Arno Gerlach

    Germany

    Humanitarian Causes Activist

    Photo: Andreas Fischer

  • Prof. Edvard I. Moser

    Norway

    Neuroscientists and Nobel Prize Laureate

    Photo: TiTT Melhuus, Kavli Institute

  • Janet Napolitano

    USA

    Politician. Lawyer and University Leader

    Photo: University of California

  • Prof. Cary Nelson

    USA

    Professor of English and BDS Opponent

    Photo: UI News Bureau

  • Rona Ramon z"l

    Israel

    Public Activist and Ramon Foundation Founder

    Photo: Tami Bar Shai for Chicbox Everyday Photography

  • Prof. Colin Ratledge

    UK

    Chemist

    Photo: Public Relations

  • Prof. Dame Carol Robinson

    UK

    First Female Professor of Chemistry at Cambridge and Oxford

    Photo: Public Relations

  • Imad Telhami

    Israel

    Businessman

    Photo: Dina Telhami

2017

  • Prof. Linda B. Buck

    USA

    Nobel Prize Laureate

    Photo: Kevin Wolf/ AP Images for HHMI

  • Ruvik Danilovich

    Israel

    Mayor of Beer-Sheva

    Photo: Michel Amzaleg

  • Prof. Ruth Gavison

    Israel

    Legal Scholar and Activist

    Photo: The Israeli Academy of Sciences and Humanities

  • Hon. Julia Gillard

    Australia

    First Woman Prime Minister of Australia

    Photo: Public Relations

  • Prof. Shafi Goldwasser

    Israel

    Professor of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics

    Photo: Jason Dorfman

  • Prof. Elihu Katz

    Israel

    Founding Director of Israeli Television

    Photo: Kyle Cassidy

  • Sigalit Landau

    Israel

    Artist

    Photo: Yotam Frum

  • Prof. Eric S. Lander

    USA

    Geneticist, Molecular Biologist and Mathematician

    Photo: Tony Cenicola/ The New York Times

  • Ellen S. Marcus

    USA

    Philanthropist

    Photo: Public Relations

  • Menahem Pressler

    Israel

    Pianist and Professor of Music

    Photo: Marco Borggreve

  • Prof. Stanley B. Prusiner

    USA

    Nobel Prize Laureate

    Photo: Russ Fischella

  • Moshe Safdie

    Israel

    Architect

    Photo: Stephen Kelly

  • Carole and Marcus Weinstein

    USA

    Business Leaders and Philanthropists

    Photo: Public Relations

2016

  • Major General (res.) Doron Almog

    Israel

    Founder and Chairman of ALEH Negev – Nahalat Eran Rehabilitation Village

    Photo: Courtesy

  • Prof. Naomi Chazan

    Israel

    Academic and Former Member of the Israeli Knesset

    Photo: Courtesy

  • Prof. Irwin Cotler

    Canada

    International Human Rights Lawyer and Member of Canadian Parliament

    Photo: Courtesy

  • Prof. Harvey V. Fineberg

    USA

    Physician. Noted researcher in the fields of health policy

    Photo: Courtesy

  • Nurit Hirsh

    Israel

    Composer and Creator

    Photo: Ilan Besor

  • Prof. Valerie Mizrahi

    South Africa

    Molecular Biologist

    Photo: Courtesy

  • Prof. Nathan Nelson

    Israel

    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Expert

    Photo: Courtesy

  • H.E. Gabriel Elorriaga Pisarik

    Spain

    Former Spanish Parliamentarian

    Photo: Marián Marroquín

  • Ernest Scheller, Jr

    USA

    Prominent Business Leader and Philanthropist

    Photo: Courtesy

  • Dan-Benaya Seri

    Israel

    Author

    Photo: Courtesy

  • Prof. Silvia Torres-Peimbert

    Mexico

    Astronomer

    Photo: Courtesy

  • Prof. Jeffrey D. Ullman

    USA

    Computer Scientist

    Photo: Courtesy

2015

  • Prof. Yisrael Aumann

    Israel

    Nobel Prize Laureate

    Photo: Smadar Bergman

  • Prof. Jill Banfield

    USA

    Scientist

    Photo: Margaret Gennaro

  • Erez Biton

    Israel

    Poet and Author

    Photo: Rachel Biton Kalahora

  • Prof. Adele Diamond

    Canada

    Neuroscientist

    Photo: David Fok

  • Prof. Carol Gilligan

    USA

    Feminist, Ethicist, and Psychologist

    Photo: Joyce Ravid

  • Prof. Anne Glover

    UK

    Molecular and Cell Biologist

    Photo: Robert Taylor

  • Alexander M. Goren

    Chairman of BGU’s Board of Governors

    Photo: Public Relations

  • Prof. Jacques Lewiner

    France

    Physicist and Inventor

    Photo: Dominique Morisseau

  • Yitzhak Livni

    Israel

    Former Director General of the Israel Broadcasting Authority

    Photo: Courtesy

  • Lorry I. Lokey

    USA

    Businessperson and Philanthropist

    Photo: Public Relations

  • Michal Rovner

    Israel

    Artist

    Photo: Avi Mussel

  • Judy Siegel-Itzkovich

    Israel

    Journalist

    Photo: Courtesy

  • Judith Yovel Recanati

    Israel

    Social Activist

    Photo: Gadi Dagon

2014

  • Shlomo Bar

    Israel

    Singer, Songwriter, and Composer

    Photo: Ariel Van Straten

  • Dr. Linda S. Birnbaum

    USA

    NIEHS and NTP Director

    Photo: Courtesy

  • James M. Breslauer

    USA

    Businessman and Philanthropist

    Photo: Scott Smeltzer

  • Prof. Linda B. Buck

    USA

    Nobel Laureate

    Photo: Courtesy

  • Prof. Saul Friedländer

    USA

    Historian

    Photo: Omri Lior

  • Dr. Nahum Guzik

    USA

    Businessman and Philanthropist

    Photo: Omri Lior

  • Prof. Andrew D. Hamilton

    UK

    Chemist and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford

    Photo: Philip Sayer

  • Evgeny Kissin

    UK

    Classical Pianist

    Photo: Courtesy

  • Baroness Ariane de Rothschild

    France

    Banker and President of the Board of the Edmond de Rothschild Group

    Photo: Mr. François du Chatenet

  • Dr. Cheryl Saban, PhD

    USA

    Philanthropist and Woman's Advocate

    Photo: Michael Segal

  • Prof. Yaakov Sussmann

    Israel

    Academic and Talmud Scholar

    Photo: Kobi Kalmanovitz

  • Dr. Yossi Vardi

    Israel

    Entrepreneur and Innovator

    Photo: Courtesy

  • Prof. Shulamit Volkov

    Israel

    Historian

    Photo: Courtesy

  • Miriam Zohar

    Israel

    Actress

    Photo: Eyal Landesman

2013

  • Prof. Patrick Aebischer

    Switzerland

    Neuroscientist

    Photo: Alain Herzog – EPFL

  • Prof. Ofer Bar-Yosef

    Israel

    Archaeologist and Anthropologist

    Photo: Cotsen Institute UCLA

  • Cherie Blair CBE

    UK

    Barrister and Social Activist

    Photo: John Swannell

  • Prof. Joshua Blau

    Israel

    Scholar of Arabic language and literature

    Photo: Courtesy

  • Prof. Mario R. Cappechi

    USA

    Nobel Prize Laureate

    Photo: Sean Garff Photography

  • Maxine Fassberg

    Israel

    General Manager of Intel Israel and Global Vice President

    Photo: Intel

  • Ruth Flinkman-Marandy

    USA

    Philanthropist and Real Estate Management Executive

    Photo: Courtesy

  • Prof. Robert Langer

    USA

    Engineer, Scientist, Entrepreneur and Inventor

    Photo: Bachrach

  • Prof. Raphael Mechoulam

    Israel

    Scientist

    Photo: Courtesy

  • David Tartakover

    Israel

    Artist, Graphic Designer, Researcher and Curator

    Photo: Vered Adir

2012

  • Prof. Yakir Aharonov

    Israel

    Renowned Quantum Physicist, Observer of the Aharonov–Bohm Effect

    Photo: Courtesy

  • Adina Bar Shalom

    Israel

    Founder of the first higher education college for Haredim

    Photo: The Haredi College of Jerusalem

  • Justice Dorit Beinisch

    Israel

    President (emeritus) of the Supreme Court of Israel

    Photo: Yossi Zamir

  • Prof. Howard (Haim) Cedar

    Israel/USA

    Biochemist

    Photo: Hezi Hojesta

  • The Baroness Deech DBE

    UK

    Academic, Lawyer and Bioethicist

    Photo: Courtesy

  • Matthew Gould CMG, MBE

    UK

    Diplomat / British Ambassador to Israel

    Photo: Mati Milstein

  • Prof. Deborah Lipstadt

    USA

    Historian and Holocaust Scholar

    Photo: Emory University

  • Jean-Pierre Raffarin

    France

    Former Prime Minister of France

    Photo: Courtesy

  • Prof. Jesse Roth

    USA

    Diabetes Researcher

    Photo: NSLIJ Studios

  • Meir Shalev

    Israel

    Author

    Photo: Nadia Landau

  • Berta Yampolsky

    Israel

    Founder and Artistic Director of the Israel Ballet

    Photo: Emanuel Ogdan

  • Dr. Debrework Zewdie

    Ethiopia

    Deputy Executive Director of the Global Fund

    Photo: The Global Fund

2011

  • Azaria Alon

    Israel

    Environmental Activist and Founder of the Society for the Protection of Nature

    Photo: Courtesy

  • Raya Strauss Bendror

    Israel

    Businesswoman and Philanthropist

    Photo: Ilya Melnikov

  • Prof. France A. Córdova

    USA

    Astrophysicist and President of Purdue University

    Photo: John Underwood

  • Bob Geldof KBE

    UK

    Musician and Social Activist

    Photo: Kruger Cowne Ltd

  • Sir Martin Gilbert

    UK

    Historian

    Photo: Courtesy

  • Yehudit Hendel

    Israel

    Writer

    Photo: Courtesy

  • Rivka Michaeli (Sharoni)

    Israel

    Comedienne and Actress

    Photo: Meir Azulai

  • Prof. Donna E. Shalala

    USA

    President of the University of Miami

    Photo: Courtesy

  • Karen Tal

    Israel

    Former Principal of Bialik-Rogozin Campus in South Tel Aviv

    Photo: Sharon Bentov

  • Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen

    UK

    Theatre Owner-Manager and Producer

    Photo: Sipke Visser

  • Prof. Daniel Weihs

    Israel

    Researcher

    Photo: Yossi Shrem

2010

  • Prof. Rachel Elboim-Dror

    Israel

    Scholar and Researcher

    Photo: Olivia Pitussi

  • Prof. Peter Fritz

    Germany

    Scientist

    Photo: Courtesy

  • Prof. Yekutiel Gershoni

    Israel

    Scholar

    Photo: Nissim Photos

  • Gustave S. Levey

    USA

    Businessman and Philanthropist

    Photo: Sandy Buller

  • Maj. Gen. (res.) Amram Mitzna

    Israel

    Public Servant and Former IDF Officer

    Photo: Courtesy

  • H.E. Miguel Ángel Moratinos

    Spain

    Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain

    Photo: Courtesy

  • Toby Mower

    USA

    Addiction Therapist and Philanthropist

    Photo: Courtesy

  • Abraham Ben David Ohayon

    Switzerland

    Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

    Photo: Courtesy

  • Prof. Eliora Ron

    Israel

    Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences at Tel Aviv University

    Photo: Courtesy

  • Eric F. Ross

    USA

    Businessman and Philanthropist

    Photo: Dani Machlis

  • Dr. Martine Rothblatt

    USA

    Attorney and Entrepreneur

    Photo: Courtesy

  • H.E. Simone Veil

    France

    awyer, Politician and First Female President of the European Parliament

    Photo: Courtesy

  • Prof. Abraham B. Yehoshua

    Israel

    Author

    Photo: Daniela Zedda

1979-2009

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