WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13 

Reception

4:30pm–5:00pm

Porter School of Environmental Studies Building

Auditorium

Kadar Family Award for Outstanding Research and
Presentations by the 2021 Award Recipients

5:00pm–6:00pm

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Chair: Prof. Dan Peer, Vice President for Research and Development

2021 Award Recipients

Prof. Emilia Fridman, School of Electrical Engineering, Fleischman Faculty of Engineering

Professor Dalit Rom-Shiloni, Department of Biblical Studies, Entin Faculty of Humanities

Prof. Yossi Yovel, School of Zoology, Wise Faculty of Life Sciences; Head, Sagol School of Neuroscience

Prof. Domenico Agostini, Department of General History, Entin Faculty of Humanities

Porter School of Environmental Studies Building

Auditorium

Break

6:00pm–6:30pm

First Plenary of the Board of Governors 

6:30pm–7:45pm

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Chair: Prof. Jacob A. Frenkel, Chairman of the Board of
Governors

Welcoming New Governors

Reflections, 2013-2021
Prof. Jacob A. Frenkel

State of the University
Prof. Ariel Porat, President

State of the Campaign
Dafna Meitar-Nechmad, Campaign Co-Chair, Chairperson-elect

Dr. Anita Friedman, Campaign Co-Chair

State of the Student Union
Lior Hazan, Chairperson of the Student Union

Let’s Hear from You

Porter School of Environmental Studies Building

Auditorium

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14 

Inauguration of the Sir Leslie Porter Square

3:00pm–3:45pm

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Porter School of Environmental Studies Building

Reception

4:00pm–4:30pm

Academic Symposium in Memory of Yehiel Ben-Zvi

Between Climate Change, Space Research and Life under Extreme Conditions

4:30pm–5:30pm

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Chair: Prof. Mark Shtaif, Rector, Tel Aviv University             

Moderator: Prof. Colin Price, Head, Environmental Studies Department, Porter School of the Environment and Earth Sciences

Address: Ms. Tamar Zandberg, Minister of Environmental Protection

Guest Speakers:            

Dr. Jessica Meir, NASA Astronaut

Dr. Ram Fishman, School of Social and Policy Studies

Tracking the Effects of Climate Change on the Global Poor on the Ground and from Space

Dr. Vered Blass, Porter School of the Environment and Earth Sciences

Assessing the Impact of New Technologies on Sustainability

Porter School of Environmental Studies Building

Auditorium

Break

5:30pm–6:00pm

The Annual John Gandel Symposium on the Middle East

6:00pm-7:00pm

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Chair: Prof. Uzi Rabi, Director of the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies

Guest Speaker: Alon Ben-David, Senior Defense Correspondent Channel 13

Porter School of Environmental Studies Building

Auditorium

Break

7:00pm–7:15pm

Second Plenary of the Board of Governors

7:15pm – 8:30pm

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Chair: Prof. Jacob A. Frenkel, Chairman of the Board
of Governors
• Committee Reports and Resolutions

• Recognition of Prof. Frenkel’s service as Chairman of the Board of Governors

• Ratification of Proposal for Incoming Chairperson of the Board of Governors

• Greetings from Incoming Chairperson of the Board of Governors


Porter School of Environmental Studies Building

Auditorium

Celebration Welcoming New Chairperson

8:30pm

Guest artist: Marina Maximilian

Porter School of Environmental Studies Building

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17 

Awarding of the Hugo Ramniceanu Prize in Economics for 2021

5:00pm

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• Prize Recipient: Dr. Orna Berry, Computer Scientist and High-Tech Entrepreneur


George S. Wise Senate Building

Raya and Josef Jaglom Auditorium

HONORARY DEGREES CONFERMENT CEREMONY

For Recipients in Israel

Paula and Menachem Gottesdiener Square

Celebratory Reception

7:00pm

Bar-Shira Auditorium, Tel Aviv University

Ceremony

8:00pm

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Honorary Doctorates

Mr. Haim Be’er, Israel, Novelist
Adv. Hanina Brandes, Israel, Founding Partner, Naschitz Brandes Amir

Prof. Shafira (Shafi) Goldwasser, USA/Israel, Electrical Engineer and Computer Scientist, MIT; Mathematician, Weizmann Institute of Science
Ms. Hannah Zohar, Israel, Founder, Kav La’Oved

Honorary Fellowship

Joseph Bar Natan, Israel, Businessman and Philanthropist
Gesher Theater, Israel

Musical performance

Ha’neshamot Pinat Ramla

Assaf Israelof, Yael Poliakov and Oren Barzilay

Bar-Shira Auditorium, Tel Aviv University

Dress code: Dark suit
Ceremony will be broadcast live

All events will be held in accordance with Green Passport Guidelines

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21

Launch of the new Dan David Prize – Keynote Lecture

7:00pm

Via Zoom Only

Back to the Past – A New Direction for the Prize

Ariel David, Board Member of the Dan David Foundation

Inaugural Lecture: Prof. David Nirenberg, University of Chicago

“How the Long History of Race and Religion Helps us Think about the Present and Future”