Program

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June 14th:18:30-20:30 Israel Standard Time 8:30-10:30 am PDT |11:30 am -13:30 pm EDT | 16:30-18:30  UK

June 15th:18:30-20:40 Israel Standard Time 8:30-10:40 am PDT |11:30 am -13:40 pm EDT | 16:30-18:40  UK

17:40 - 20:00

Honorary Doctorate Conferment Ceremony - Lawrence S. Bacow, President of Harvard University

M.C. Professor Ron Robin

Welcome by Bradley M. Bloom, Chairman of the Board of Governors 

Welcome by Professor Ron Robin, President of the University of Haifa 

Conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Honoris Causa, upon Lawrence S. Bacow

With Professor Alfred I. Tauber, Chairman Emeritus of the University of Haifa's Board of Governors

Lecture by Lawrence S. Bacow 

"Tireless Pursuits: The Research University in the Age of COVID-19"

Discussion with Lawrence Bacow and Professor Deborah Shmueli, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Haifa

Closing Remarks by Shira and Jay Ruderman, The Ruderman Family Foundation

17:45

Honorary Doctorate Conferment Ceremony - The University of Haifa is bestowing its highest honor upon Professor Alice Shalvi and Ora Etrog Stibbe

M.C. Keren Marciano - Senior Israeli Journalist, Economic Editor of Channel 12 News

Welcome by Bradley M. Bloom, Chairman of the Board of Governors 

Welcome by Professor Ron Robin, President of the University of Haifa 

Conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Honoris Causa, upon Alice Shalvi

With Batia Shani, Multi-Media Artist

Conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Honoris Causa, upon Ora Etrog Stibbe

With Faten Alzinaty, Executive Director, Mosaic: Lod Multicultural Center

Conversation on Equality, Social Advocacy and Advancing Academic Excellence

with Professor Alice Shalvi and Ora Etrog Stibbe hosted by Keren Marciano.

For the Hebrew program click here

18:30 - 20:30

Main Plenary

17:30-18:15 - Reception and Audience Seating

18:30-20:00 - Opening Plenary Session - Broadcast live

MC: Dr. Tal Luzzatto Knaan, Department of Marine Biology, Leon H. Charney School of  Marine Sciences

  • Opening remarks, Mr. Bradley M. Bloom, Chairman of the Board of Governors
  • President’s Report, Prof. Ron Robin
  • Rector’s Report, Prof. Gur Alroey
  • Q&A with audience participation

20:00-20:30 - Conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Honoris Causa, upon Prof. Richard Charles Horton, UK

MC: Dr. Talya Greene, Head, Department of Community Mental Health

Greetings:

  •  Mr. Bradley M. Bloom, Chairman of the Board of Governors
  •  Prof. Ron Robin, President

Conferment Ceremony with the participation of Ms. Batia Ofer & Jeremy Isaacs, CBE

Personal Message from Dr. Michael Halberthal, M.D., M.H.A., General Director of Rambam Health Care Campus

Lessons Learned from COVID-19: Thoughts and Insights following an Unprecedented Pandemic

A Conversation between Prof. Horton and Dr. Greene

Chairman’s Closing Remarks 

18:30 - 20:40

Main Plenary

17:30-18:15 - Reception and Audience Seating

18:30-20:00 - The Strategic Advisory Team Report - Presentation and Discussion

MC: Ms. Rotem Barkan, Division of the Presidency and External Relations

  • Prof. Joseph Klafter, Chairman of the Strategic Advisory Committee – The Process
  • Ms. Shira Navon, VP for Strategic Affairs – The Implementation
  • Prof. Ron Robin, President’s Remarks
  • Prof. Gur Alroey, Rector’s Remarks
  • Discussion Session with Prof. Klafter, Prof. Robin and Prof. Alroey, with Audience Participation

Chairman’s Concluding Remarks 

20:00-20:40 - Live Interactive Performance by world renowned Master Mentalist, Lior Suchard