Selected Kaleidoscope 2015 Program Highlights

Selected Kaleidoscope 2015 Program Highlights

Politics, Peace and Security

  • Meet Yuval Diskin (former Head of the Shin Bet) on Israeli politics and security
  • Tour of West Bank, including:
  •    Rawabi with Bashar al-Masri (Palestinian YPO Chair)
  •    Ramallah with Dr. Nabil Shaath (head, Palestinian Foreign Relations)
  • Tour of the Separation Barrier with Colonel (Res.) Ron Shatzberg (key negotiator on future borders for Israel/Palestine), including meeting with Dani Dayan (former Chair, Yesha Council of West Bank Settlements)
  • Meet Likud Cabinet Minister Danny Danon (Israel’s incoming UN Ambassador) at Knesset
  • In-depth briefing on Syria and ISIS with Col. (Res.) Miri Eisen (former advisor on peace negotiations to PM Olmert and Special Envoy Tony Blair)

Law, Religion and Society

  • Discussions with Natan Sharansky (Chair, Jewish Agency), Professor Gidi Shimoni and Rabbi Yehoshua Engelman
  • Study session at Alma College with Ruth Calderon (former MK, Yesh Atid, and founder of Israel’s first secular Beit Midrash)
  • Meeting at the Supreme Court with President Asher Grunis, former Chief Justice of Israel
  • Tour of Kinneret Cemetry with leading historian and philosopher Muki Tzur
  • Session on social justice with activists Didi Mymin (African Refugee Development Center) and Leora Kessel (Hachatzer Hanashit)

Business, Science and Technology

  • Business Leaders Roundtable, including senior partners/officers  from FIMI, Teva, Our Crowd, Glilot Capital, Vintage, Henry Schein
  • Session on Innovation – Profiles of Cutting Edge Companies by CEOs of Futuragene and Realview Imaging

Arts and Culture

  • Dinner with Leading Israeli author Etgar Keret
  • Museum on the Seam with Rachael Korazim using poetry to examine Jew and Arab in Israeli  society
  • Tel Aviv Architecture and Identity Tour
  • Dinner with Yossi Klein Halevi (author Like Dreamers, Senior Fellow Hartman Institute)
  • Leading filmmakers dialogue at TAU Film School, moderated by award winning filmmaker Steven Silver, including Rama Burshstein(Filling the Void), Phillippa Kowarsky (founder, Cinephil), Mor Loushy (director, Censored Voices), Sigal Yehuda (managing director, Greenhouse), Abeer Zeibak Haddad (director of DUMA)

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