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Friday - June 14, 2019

8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
King David Hotel

Shabbat Dinner: With Hebrew University Researchers


Saturday - June 15, 2019

10:00 am - 11:00 am
King David Hotel

High-Tech Lectures: Choice of Two Topics such as Nanotechnology, Computer Science, and Cyber Security

11:30 am - 1:00 pm
King David Hotel

Panel Discussion: Learn from High-Tech Experts 


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
King David Hotel


3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jerusalem T.B.D.

Walking Tours of Jerusalem:

Option 1:

The YMCA and St. Andrews Church, with the Ketef Hinnom Graves

Your walking tour will be led by a senior faculty member from either the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design or Hebrew University’s Geography Department. From the hotel, cross King David Street to the Jerusalem International YMCA. Enjoy a glimpse of famed Empire State Building architect Arthur Loomis Harmon’s unique cultural, sports, educational center, and international conference facility. The building’s mission is evident in the motto: “Here is a spot whose atmosphere is peace, where political and religious jealousies can be forgotten and international unity be fostered and developed.”  Ascend to the building’s Bell Tower to appreciate an amazing 360-degree view of Jerusalem, followed by a visit to the site’s unique multi-faith chapel, Mary Nathaniel Auditorium, courtyards, and grounds.  Continue your walking tour by viewing the Scottish St. Andrews Memorial Church and visit to the First Temple period graves of Ketef Hinnom. It was here that a silver scroll with the Kohanim’s priestly benediction dating back to Biblical times was found.  


Option 2:

Jerusalem in the Footsteps of Amos Oz

Explore Jerusalem through the writings of Hebrew University graduate, internationally acclaimed author, Amos Oz. Born and raised in Jerusalem, Oz used the Jerusalem of his 1950’s youth as the backdrop for his books, My Michael and A Tale of Love and Darkness. Oz received an honorary doctorate from the Hebrew University as well as its prestigious Israel and Bertha Newman Hebrew Literature Prize.  The tour will highlight several venues from My Michael including the Terra Sancta Museum and Complex and Ratissbonne Monastery. Sites within which much of where A Tale of Love and Darkness takes place, including the area along King George Street toward Prophet Street, and a view of Jerusalem’s northern neighborhoods, will be stops along the tour.


8:45 pm - 11:59 pm
Palm Beach Courtyard, Suzanne and Charles Goodman Brain Sciences Building (Building # 100), home of the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences, Edmond J. Safra Campus

Opening Reception of the 82nd Board of Governors: Interactive Light Show, Live Music, and Dancing


Sunday - June 16, 2019

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Ramada Rennaisance Hotel, Jerusalem

Budget and Finance Meeting (members only)

10:15 am - 1:00 pm
Ramada Renaissance Hotel, Jerusalem

HUJI Tech Talks: Featuring Hebrew University’s High-Tech Industry Stars


1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Ramada Renaissance Hotel, Jerusalem


2:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Milton and Brindell Gottlieb Auditorium, Rothberg Family Buildings (Building #60 A),The Rachel and Selim Benin School of Computer Science & Engineering, Edmond J. Safra Campus

Plenary Session: President’s Report


4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Rothberg Family Buildings, The Rachel and Selim Benin School of Computer Science & Engineering, Mobileye Building (Building # 60 C), Edmond J. Safra Campus

Inauguration of the Mobileye Building at the Selim and Rachel Benin School of Computer Science & Engineering

8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Rebecca Crown Hall, Jerusalem Theatre

Evening of Orchestral Masterpieces: Featuring the Hebrew University Orchestra:

Conductor: Anita Kamien
Guest Artist:  Shlomi Shaban

Monday - June 17, 2019

8:15 am - 9:00 am
Rothberg Conference Room (Building #11), located next to Litwinsky Senate Hall, Mount Scopus Campus

Endowments Committee Meeting (members only)

9:15 am - 10:45 am
Ezequiel Liwerant-Fomento Mexico Hall (Building #49), Mount Scopus Campus

Plenary Session: A Showcase of Hebrew University’s Academic Achievements:


The Kaye Innovation Awards


The Klachky Prize for the Advancement of the Frontiers of Science


The Polonsky Prizes for Creativity and Originality in the Humanistic Disciplines


The Prusiner-Abramsky Research Awards in Clinical & Basic Neuroscience by the Orion Foundation

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rothberg Conference Room (Building # 11), Mount Scopus Campus

International Board of Overseers of the Rothberg International School Meeting (members only)

11:00 am -
Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, (Building #81) Mount Scopus Campus


Sustainable Development:

Professor Louise O. Fresco, President of Wageningen University & Research Centre, The Netherlands

Professor John Eu-Li Wong, Isabel Chan Professor in Medical Sciences, Senior Vice President (Health Affairs) at the National University of Singapore (NUS), and Chief Executive of the National University Health System (NUHS).


Advances in High-Tech:

Professor Armand Paul Alivisatos, Samsung Distinguished Professor of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, and University of California, Berkeley Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

Professor Judea Pearl, Professor of Computer Science and Statistics, University of California, Los Angeles



12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School for Advanced Studies in the Humanitiies, (Building # 81) Mount Scopus Campus

Between the Judiciary and the Legislature:

The Honourable Linda Frum, Conservative member of the Senate of Canada representing the Province of Ontario

Justice Miriam Naor, President of the Supreme Court of Israel (Emerita)

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Maiersdorf Faculty Club (Building #51), Mount Scopus Campus


2:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Ezequiel Liwerant-Fomento Mexico Hall (Building # 49), Mount Scopus Campus

Tributes: For Recipients of Honorary Doctorates, Solomon Bublick Prize, and Samuel Rothberg Prize

5:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Rothberg Amphitheatre (Building # 71), Mount Scopus Campus


7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Stanley Langendorf Plaza, Mount Scopus Campus

Reception Honoring Doctors of Philosophy and their Families

7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Friends Associations Events 

Tuesday - June 18, 2019

8:30 am - 10:00 am
Rothberg Conference Room, located next to Litwinsky Senate Hall (Building # 11) Mount Scopus Campus

Campaign Cabinet Meeting (members only)

8:30 am - 11:00 am
Edmond J. Safra Campus

Dan Maydan Prize in Nanoscience Research; Award Ceremony and Symposium

In 2002, Dr Dan Maydan chaired a committee of leaders in Israeli’s academic and high-tech sectors to chart the nation’s development strategy for nanotechnology, leading to the establishment of the highly successful Israel National Nanotechnology Initiative (INNI). This laid the foundation for the establishment of nanotechnology as a driving force for the next wave of high-tech industry in Israel and paved the way for Israel’s worldwide preeminence in nanotech research and development.

This marks the inaugural year of the Dan Maydan Prize, to be awarded annually to an outstanding emerging young scientist, from Israel or abroad, for his/her significant academic accomplishments in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

10:15 am - 11:30 am
Nancy S. and Lawrence E. Glick Observation Plaza, Mount Scopus

Wall of Benefactors: Dedication of Inscriptions 

11:45 am - 1:45 pm
Litwinsky Senate Hall (Building # 11), Mount Scopus Campus

Plenary Session: Rector’s Report

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Maiersdorf Faculty Club ( Building # 51), Mount Scopus Campus


3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Handler Auditorium, Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace (Building # 61), Mount Scopus Campus

Honorary Fellowships Ceremony

4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Montague Lamport Botanical Garden (near Building #11), Mount Scopus Campus

Benefactors’ Reception

(By invitation)

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mahane Yehuda Shuk, Jerusalem

HUJI Market:

Get a taste of the Hebrew University through a unique experience spotlighting some of the university’s top faculty as they share highlights of their work in Jerusalem’s world famous Machane Yehuda Shuk. Enjoy local refreshments and music as you learn from some of Israel’s top minds. 

Wednesday - June 19, 2019

8:30 am - 10:15 am
The Abba Eban Centre for Israeli Diplomacy in The Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace (Building #61)

Board of Trustees Meeting, Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace (members only)

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Wall of Life Plaza, Sherman Administration Building (Building #11), Mount Scopus Campus

Wall of Life: Dedication of Inscriptions


11:45 am - 12:30 pm
Legacy Tree, (between Buildings # 72 and #73) Einstein Institute of Mathematics, Mount Scopus Campus

Legacy Tree: Dedication of Inscriptions


12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
Wall of Founders, Sherman Administration Building (Building #11), Mount Scopus Campus

Wall of Founders: Dedication of Inscriptions


1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Maiersdorf Faculty Club, Mount Scopus Campus

Scholarship Luncheon: Honoring Donors and Student Recipients


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Edmond J. Safra Campus

Evening in the Writers’ Room: Honoring Alumni Writers and 90 Years of The Hebrew University Magnes Press