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Club Events

Israel Cornell Club events

The ICC holds a variety of events and activities held throughout the year, including at least one large gathering, featuring a guest speaker (usually a Cornell alumnus/alumna), which serves as an opportunity for members to meet and reconnect. Recent alumni get together frequently through informal events (bar nights, picnics, happy hours, potluck dinners) under the ægis of the Cornell Young Alumni in Israel—these events can be viewed at the Cornell Young Alumni Facebook group.

Upcoming events

Cornell Tech and the global Cornell alumni community

Sunday 11 June 2017, 19.00
ha-Nasikh (הנסיך), Naḥlat Binyamin 18, Tel-Aviv (map)
RSVP: https://cornellisrael.eventbrite.com/

Cornell Tech and the global Cornell alumni community


The Israel Cornell Club presents ...

Cornell Tech and the global Cornell alumni community

Sunday 11 June 2017, 19.00
ha-Nasikh (הנסיך), Naḥlat Binyamin 18, Tel-Aviv (map)

a networking event with Prof. Ron Brachman,
Director of the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute, Cornell University, and
Hongnan Ma (MA ’01),
Director of International Alumni Relations, Cornell University

Since the announcement in 2011 that the partnership between Cornell University and the Technion—Israel Institute of Technology had won a tender for the creation of new science and technology campus in New York City, many exciting developments have taken place. Join us as Prof. Ron Brachman, Director of the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute and professor of Computer Science, shares the latest news about Cornell Tech (whose first buildings will open for students later this summer), and Hongnan Ma (MA ’01), Director of International Alumni Relations, on her first visit to Israel, updates us on the global Cornell alumni community.

Please RSVP by 09 June 2017 through the Eventbrite registration page (https://cornellisrael.eventbrite.com/).

Attendance to this event is open to all Cornellians, fellow Ivy Leaguers, and other friends. Admission is free for Cornellians and non-Cornellians. Attendance is restricted to 30 participants. The talks and networking will begin at 19.00.

For more information, contact ICC co-chairs Renie Hirsch and D Gershon Lewental (owner-israelalumni-l@cornell.edu).

Location and parking: The event will take place at ha-Nasikh (הנסיך), a popular pub in the historic White City. While no parking is available at the venue, a large parking lot is located not far away at the Karmelit Terminal and several major bus lines pass nearby.

Profile

Ron Brachman
Prof. Ron Brachman is the Director of the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute and a professor of Computer Science at Cornell University. He oversees all Institute activities, while developing its vision and strategy and training new leaders who use deep science to change the world. Prof. Brachman’s research specialisation is in Artificial Intelligence, in which he created the new field of Description Logics. He obtained his BSEE from Princeton University in 1971 and his SM (1972) and PhD (1977) from Harvard University.

Profile

Hongnan Ma
Hongnan Ma (MA ’01) is the Director of International Alumni Relations at Cornell University. She oversees Cornell’s international alumni engagement activities in over 50 world areas, connecting Cornellians with each other and with the university, broadening and deepening the university's engagement, branding, and advancement reach around the world. A Cornell alumna and parent, Hongnan is an anthropologist by training and has been involved in various global Cornell initiatives before stepping into her current role in 2011.

Ivy League Yacht Race/Penn Israel Regatta and Beach Party

Thursday 22 June 2017, 17.30 (beach party at 20.30)
SeaGal Yacht Club, Herzliyyah Marina (map)
RSVP (for race participation only): owner-israelalumni-l@cornell.edu


The Israel Cornell Club, in association with the Penn Club of Israel, presents ...

Ivy League Yacht Race/Penn Israel Regatta and Beach Party

Thursday 22 June 2017, 17.30 (beach party at 20.30)
SeaGal Yacht Club, Herzliyyah Marina (map)

Ivy Israel alumni are invited to man their universities’ boats at the 10-year-old Mediterranean Classic: The Penn Israel Regatta—Ivy League Yacht Race.

Please RSVP by 04 June 2017 (for race participation only) to owner-israelalumni-l@cornell.edu).

Attendance to this event is open to all Ivy Leaguers and friends. Fee of NIS 2000 per boat. No need to participate in the race to join us for drinks and dinner.

For more information, contact ICC co-chairs Renie Hirsch and D Gershon Lewental (owner-israelalumni-l@cornell.edu).

Past events (2010–present)

How thirsty are our plants? The History of a Cornell technology

Monday 09 January 2017, 18.30
Ben-Gurion House, Sderot Ben-Gurion 17, Tel-Aviv (map) RSVP: https://cornellisrael.eventbrite.com/

How thirsty are our plants? The History of a Cornell technology


The Israel Cornell Club presents ...

How thirsty are our plants? The History of a Cornell technology

Monday 09 January 2017, 18.30
Ben-Gurion House, Sderot Ben-Gurion 17, Tel-Aviv (map)

a lecture by Prof. Abe Stroock (’95),
Gordon L Dibble ’50 Professor and William C Hooey Director of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell University

How do plants and soils ‘drink’ water? How can we determine how ‘thirsty’ they are? And what developments in this field have taken place at Cornell? This lecture by Prof. Abe Stroock ’95 will describe the physics of water in plants and soils, the importance of these phenomena in agriculture and ecology, and the history of research on these topics at Cornell.

Please RSVP by 06 January 2017 through the Eventbrite registration page (https://cornellisrael.eventbrite.com/).

Attendance to this event is open to all Cornellians, fellow Ivy Leaguers, and other friends. Admission fee: NIS20 for Cornellians (and immediate family members) and NIS30 for non-Cornellians. The talk will begin promptly at 19.30, however, a tour of the historic Ben-Gurion House will be provided at no additional charge for those who would arrive at 18.30. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact ICC co-chairs Renie Hirsch and D Gershon Lewental (owner-israelalumni-l@cornell.edu).

Location and parking: The event will take place at the historic home of Israel’s founding prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, at Ben-Gurion Boulevard 17. There are three paid parking lots near the venue: at the corner of Ben-Yehudah and Gordon, on Yarqon near the Leonardo Hotel, and the parking garage at Kikar Atarim. However, we recommend parking for free at the Riding parking lot near the Tel-Aviv Port and taking the no. 4 bus or sherut to the Ben-Gurion House.

Profile

Abe Stroock
Prof. Abraham Stroock ’95 is the Gordon L. Dibble ’50 Professor and William C. Hooey Director of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Cornell University. His research relates to engineering microchemical process with an emphasis on transport phenomena, thermodynamics, and physiology. Current projects in his laboratory include the development microfluidic platforms and the engineering of mammalian microvascular structure for use in regenerative medicine. He obtained his BA in Physics from Cornell in 1995 and his PhD in Chemical Physics in 2002 from Harvard University. He has received a MIT Technology Review TR35 Award and an NSF CAREER Award.

Will your money last? Strategies for maintaining wealth through the next generation—and beyond

Sunday 20 November 2016, 18.30
Bavli Community Centre, Toledano 6, Tel-Aviv (map)
RSVP: https://ICC-Gussow.eventbrite.com/

Will your money last? Strategies for maintaining wealth through the next generation—and beyond


The Israel Cornell Club presents ...

Will your money last? Strategies for maintaining wealth through the next generation—and beyond

Sunday 20 November 2016, 18.30
Bavli Community Centre, Toledano 6, Tel-Aviv (map)

a lecture by Richard Gussow (MBA ’81),
Certified Financial Planner with The Service

Low investment returns, longer life spans and changing attitudes towards money are wreaking havoc with retirement and inheritance planning. This talk by Richard Gussow (MBA ’81) will present the challenges in the current environment and possible strategies that everyone can use to improve their chances of meeting their financial goals.

Please RSVP by 15 November 2016 through the Eventbrite registration page (https://ICC-Gussow.eventbrite.com/).

Attendance to this event is open to all Cornellians, fellow Ivy Leaguers, and other friends. Admission fee: NIS10 for Cornellians (and immediate family members) and NIS20 for non-Cornellians. The talk will begin promptly at 18.30 and light refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact ICC co-chairs Renie Hirsch and D Gershon Lewental (owner-israelalumni-l@cornell.edu).

Location and parking: The event will take place at the Bavli Community Centre (מרכז קהילתי בבלי), located in the Bavli neighbourhood of Tel-Aviv, between the Namir and Ayalon highways. Although only street parking is available, there is generally available parking close to the Yarqon Park, a short walk from the Bavli Community Centre. Bus no. 14 stops across the street from the venue at the intersection of ha-Rav Herzog and Bavli streets.

Profile

Richard Gussow MBA ’81
Richard Gussow (MBA ’81) is a Certified Financial Planner with The Service, the largest financial planning firm in Israel. He is a CPA (US) and has over 35 years of experience in financial services, working for international firms such as Deutsche Bank, Lehman Brothers, ING Barings and Deloitte & Touche. He holds a Pension Licence from the Ministry of Finance and previously held investment licences in the US, the UK and Israel. He is married with 5 children, and lives in Modi‘in.

Ecology of the past: Archæological findings from Philistine Gath

Monday 19 January 2015, 18.30
Netivyah Hall, Migdal ha-ʿIr, 5th floor, Ben-Yehudah 34 (at the corner of King George St), Jerusalem (map)
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/939017132776518 (for those without Facebook, e-mail owner-israelalumni-l@cornell.edu)

Ecology of the past: Archæological findings from Philistine Gath


The Israel Cornell Club presents ...

Ecology of the past: Archæological findings from Philistine Gath

Monday 19 January 2015, 18.30
Netivyah Hall, Migdal ha-ʿIr, 5th floor, Ben-Yehudah 34 (at the corner of King George St), Jerusalem (map)

a lecture by Dr Linda Olsvig-Whittaker ’75,
German Protestant Institute of Archæology in the Holy Land

In the Near East, thousands of years of human land use shaped the existing landscapes, and in turn a study of existing landscapes can also provide clues to landscape ecology of the past, a discipline which is called landscape archæology. Tell es-Safi/Gath, the site of Philistine Gath (the home of Goliath), has been the focus of archæological and environmental study for close to two decades, to understand past land use by Canaanite, Philistine, Judahite and later cultures which occupied this site over the last 6000 years. Based upon current fieldwork, Dr Olsvig-Whittaker will describe the ancient landscape of Gath, in order to give us a better understanding of how our ancestors in this part of the country lived.

Please RSVP by 15 January 2015 through Facebook. (If you do not have a Facebook account, e-mail owner-israelalumni-l@cornell.edu.)

Attendance to this event is open to all Cornellians, fellow Ivy Leaguers, and other friends. Free admission.

For more information, contact ICC co-chairs Renie Hirsch and D Gershon Lewental (owner-israelalumni-l@cornell.edu).

If you will be driving from the Tel-Aviv area and can offer a ride to alumni without a car, please send an e-mail to the ICC listserv or post a message to the Facebook event wall. Parking is available nearby. For those using public transportation, the ‘Jaffa Centre’ light rail station is located a five-minute walk from the venue.

Profile

Dr Linda Olsvig-Whittaker ’75
Dr Linda Olsvig-Whittaker ’75, completed her PhD at Cornell in ecology and evolutionary biology. A Norwegian/Dutch-American from Minnesota and a Quaker, she moved to Israel in 1984 to join the staff of the Mitrani Centre for Desert Ecology at Ben-Gurion University. In 1994, she began work at the Israel Nature and National Parks Authority, where she remained until her retirement in April 2014. Recently, she joined the German Protestant Institure of Archæology as a senior research fellow and works on the Tell es-Safi/Gath Archæological Project (based in Bar-Ilan University). She has cats and dogs, lives in a West Bank settlement, volunteers with Palestinian handicapped children, and is fairly expert at Chinese cooking.

Meet the leadership of the Cornell NYC Tech Complex

Monday 18 November 2013, 18.00
Google Campus Tel-Aviv, Electra Tower, 26th floor, 98 Yigal Allon, Tel-Aviv (map)
RSVP: https://www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/CEL/event/showEventForm.jsp?form_id=162068 (all attendees must also register, for free, at http://www.campustelaviv.com/; alternatively, RSVP directly with Debbie Miller, specifying how many are in your party and whether you have room in your car and can give someone a ride, by e-mailing miller@jtcii.org)

ICC Cornell Tech event save-the-date


Please join us at 18.00 (6 PM) on the evening of 18 November at the Google Campus in Tel Aviv for an opportunity to meet the esteemed faculty and leadership of the Cornell NYC Tech Complex. Special guests Dan Huttenlocher, Craig Gotsman, and Lance Collins will present the latest developments and directives of the Cornell NYC Tech campus. As space is limited, we are at this time opening invitations exclusively to Cornell and Johnson Alumni.

Any volunteers interested in leading a carpool or caravan, or attendees who have extra seats in their vehicle and can help transport fellow alumni to the event, please contact info@towerslegal.com. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Profiles

Daniel Huttenlocher
Daniel Huttenlocher is the Dean and Vice Provost of the Cornell NYC Tech Campus. As Dean, he has overall responsibility for programmatic aspects of the new campus, including the academic quality and direction of the campus’ degree programs and research. Working with both internal and external stakeholders, he is developing strategic plans for the most effective ways of working with companies and early stage investors in New York City as well as overseeing the faculty recruitment and entrepreneurial initiatives of the campus. Huttenlocher has a mix of academic and industry background, having worked at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) and served as CTO of Intelligent Markets, as well as being a faculty member at Cornell for two decades. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and both his Master’s and Doctorate degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); and currently serves as a Trustee of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Prof. Craig Gotsman
Professor Craig Gotsman is the first and founding director of the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute. He holds the Technion's Hewlett-Packard Chair in Computer Engineering. Prof. Gotsman, who co-founded the Technion Center for Graphics and Geometric Computing, is active in research on 3D computer graphics, geometric modeling, animation and computational geometry. Straddling academia and industry, Prof. Gotsman holds ten U.S. patents, and started two companies. Commercializing research done at the Technion, he co-founded Virtue 3D Inc. in 1997, whose technology is now owned by NVIDIA. In 2000, he co-founded Estimotion Inc., (now ITIS Israel Ltd.), a start-up that developed technology to generate real-time traffic information from cell phone and GPS-based location data. He also has consulted for numerous Fortune 100 companies including Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Nokia, Shell Oil and Disney. Prof. Gotsman received his PhD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has been a visiting professor at Harvard University and ETH Zurich, and a research scientist at MIT. He has published more than 150 papers in the professional literature.
Lance Collins
Professor Lance R Collins is the Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering at Cornell University. Prior to that he served as the S. C. Thomas Sze Director of the Sibley School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from 2005-2010, and he was Director of Graduate Studies for Aerospace Engineering 2003-2005. Collins joined Cornell in 2002, following 11 years as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor of Chemical Engineering at Pennsylvania State University. From 1999 until his departure, he also held a joint appointment in the Mechanical & Nuclear Engineering Department at Penn State, and in 1998 he was a visiting scientist at the Laboratoire de Combustion et Systémes Réactifs (a National Center for Scientific Research laboratory in Orleans, France) and at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Professor Collins' research combines simulation and theory to investigate a broad range of turbulent flow processes, including: (i) turbulent coagulation of aerosol particles (with applications to cloud processes and global climate modeling; (ii) experimental and numerical investigation of Lagrangian statistics in turbulent flows; (iii) mixing and chemical reaction in turbulent flames; (iv) turbulent breakup of microstructures (e.g., drops, polymers and red blood cells); (v) drag reduction due to polymer additives. A unifying theme is the importance of small-scale (micro-turbulence) transport to these phenomena. A second focus is on developing a new class of turbulence models that are capable of describing micro-turbulence processes.

An Evening of early Zionist history

Monday 07 January 2013, 18.30–21.30
The Khan Museum of Haderah, ha-Gibborim 74 (הגיבורים 74), Haderah (map)
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/101366250037198/ (for those without Facebook, e-mail owner-israelalumni-l@cornell.edu)

Haderah harvest celebration


The Israel Cornell Club presents ...

An Evening of Zionist history

Monday 07 January 2013, 18.30–21.30
The Khan Museum of Haderah, ha-Gibborim 74 (הגיבורים 74), Haderah (map)

featuring:

a guided tour of the museum,
covering the history of the area from the beginning of Zionist immigration to the establishment of Israel,
and accompanied by live skits and music in English and Hebrew; and

a lecture on the birth of Zionism:
‘The Rise of Jewish national identity in the modern world’,
by Dr D Gershon Lewental ’03,
Schusterman visiting professor of Israel studies at the University of Oklahoma

Attendance to this event is open to all Cornellians, fellow Ivy Leaguers, and other friends. Cost of admission:
regular: NIS40
pensioners and under-30: NIS30 (must provide teʾudat zehut number)

Please RSVP by 31 December 2012 through Facebook. (If you do not have a Facebook account, e-mail owner-israelalumni-l@cornell.edu.)

For more information, contact ICC co-chairs Renie Hirsch and D Gershon Lewental (owner-israelalumni-l@cornell.edu).

If you will be driving from the Tel-Aviv area and can offer a ride to alumni without a car, please post this to the Facebook event wall.

Profile

Dr D Gershon Lewental ’03
Dr D Gershon Lewental ’03, the Schusterman visiting professor of Israel studies at the Department of History and the College of International Studies of the University of Oklahoma, earned his AB from Cornell University and his PhD in Middle Eastern history from Brandeis University. His dissertation, on the Battle of al-Qadisiyyah during the Arab-Muslim conquest of Iran and the changing perceptions of the engagement through time, was honoured with both the Brandeis University Glatzer Dissertation Prize and the prestigious Foundation of Iranian Studies Best Dissertation Award. His fields of specialisation include Iranian history, early Islam, the Baha’i faith, and Israeli history, and he seeks in his scholarship to examine the interplay of memory, religion, and nationalism in identity. Topics on which he is currently working include Saddam Husayn’s religious rhetoric; the Baha’i community in Israel from 1917 to the present; and early Islamic historiography. During the 2011–2012 academic year, he is teaching the following classes at the University of Oklahoma: Rebirth of Israel, the Arab-Israeli conflict, Early Islamic empires, and Religion and society in the Middle East.

Cornell alumni lunch with Prof. Ross Brann

Thursday 24 May 2012, 12.00–14.00
Café Yafo, ʿOley Tsiyyon 11 (Flea Market), Yafo (map)
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/331234983608688/ or owner-israelalumni-l@cornell.edu

The Israel Cornell Club invites its alumni to join one of Cornell’s leading professors, Ross Brann, for a discussion lunch with fellow Cornell alumni from the United States on Thursday 24 May at the Café Yafo. Professor Brann has been teaching in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Cornell University since 1986, focusing on mediæval Jewish and Islamic cultures, particularly in Muslim Spain. He will be leading a group of Cornell alumni as part of the Cornell Adult University in a visit to the Holy Land, titled ‘The Israeli-Palestinian conflict up close’.

Very limited space is available. If you are interested in taking part in this lunch, RSVP (through Facebook or by e-mail) by 20 May. Please note that, although there is no cost to attend, each individual is responsible for the cost of his or her own meal. Due to the limited space, priority will be given to Cornell alumni in Israel. The Café Yafo is located at ʿOley Tsiyyon 11 (עולי ציון 11) in the Flea Market of Yafo (Jaffa); a map to the location can be viewed here.

Profile

Professor Ross Brann
Professor Ross Brann, the Milton R Konvitz Professor of Judeo-Islamic studies and the Stephen H Weiss Presidential fellow, studied at the University of California—Berkeley, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, New York University, and the American University in Cairo before joining the faculty of the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Cornell University in 1986. For fourteen years, he served as chair of the department and has been an active member of the faculty, serving as the inaugural Professor-Dean of the Alice Cook House from 2004 to 2010. Professor Brann has written and edited numerous books, volumes, and articles relating to mediæval Jewish and Islamic cultures and has received numerous fellowships and awards in recognition of his scholarship.

Judges Adler & Arad at the National Labour Court

Monday 19 March 2012, 18.30-21.00
National Labour Court of Israel, Qeren ha-Yesod 20, Jerusalem (map)
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/375666805786141/ or owner-israelalumni-l@cornell.edu

The Israel Cornell Club proudly announces its next event, featuring alumnus, Judge Stephen Adler ’62, the recently-retired president of the National Labour Court of Israel, and Judge Nili Arad, its current president, discussing the importance of the Labour Court in Israel. This topic is particularly relevant given the recent labour strikes and, for anyone who followed the news in the last month, Judge Arad’s name should be quite familiar. She will present a survey of the Labour Court and its relevance in Israeli society, while Judge Adler will discuss the role of the Labour Court in Israel and how his education at the College of Industrial and Labour Relations (ILR) at Cornell prepared him for his career in Israel. This promises to be a fascinating—and timely—look into the workings of one of Israel’s most important governmental bodies. See below for biographies of each of our speakers.

Attendance to this event is free and open to Cornellians, fellow Ivy Leaguers, and other friends, however, we ask that you RSVP (through Facebook or by e-mail), in order to assure yourself a seat (for security reasons, the Labour Court requires a guest list). The talks will be held in both Hebrew and English. An informal meet-and-greet with light refreshments will take place prior to and following the talks. The National Labour Court is located at Qeren ha-Yesod 20 (קרן היסוד 20); a map to the location can be viewed here.

If you will be driving from the Tel-Aviv area and can offer a ride to alumni without a car, please post this to the Facebook event wall or specify in your e-mail.

Speaker profiles

Judge Steve Adler ’62
Judge Stephen Adler ’62 grew up and started his career in New York, graduating from Cornell University and earning a law degree from Columbia University and working as an attorney with the National Labour Relations Board in DC and Los Angeles, before immigrating to Israel in 1968. He started his career in Israel with a position at the State Comptroller’s Office, before taking up positions as a law clerk with the Ministry of Labour, the director of research and development at the Labour Court, and an assistant lecturer at Tel-Aviv University’s Department of Labour Studies. In 1976, he was appointed a judge of the Labour Court, becoming the chief judge of the largest trial court, in Tel-Aviv, and then accepting an appointment to the appeals court, were he served as president for over a decade from 1997 until his retirement in the summer of 2010. Since then, Judge Adler has taught at Cornell University’s College of Industrial and Labour Relations as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow. Known for his fairness and respect for both sides, he is listed among Israel’s 100 most influential people.
Judge Nili Arad
Judge Nili Arad completed her studies at the Hebrew University in 1976 and passed the Israel Bar in 1977. She served in the State Attorney’s Office, representing the state before the Supreme Court in constitutional and administrative matters, and (from 1995) as the Deputy State Prosecutor. In 1996, she was appointed the director-general of the Ministry of Justice, before being appointing in 2000 to the National Labour Court, becoming its vice-president in 2009. Following the retirement of Judge Stephen Adler in 2010, she assumed the presidency of the court. Judge Arad has been described as tough, talented, and perceptive, with a proven track record of accomplishment and an appreciation for the rights of the individual.

Read an article about this event from the Jerusalem Post! Click here.

View photos from this event! Click here.

Birthright students meeting

Wednesday 18 January 2012, 20.00
Maale haHamisha Hotel, Jerusalem (map)

Current Cornell students will be visiting Israel as part of the Birthright programme this month, arriving in the country on Thursday the 12th. Richard Gussow has arranged, as in years past, for a meeting with these students on Wednesday 18 January at 20.00 at the Maale haHamisha Hotel (www.maale5.co.il) in Jerusalem. A Google map of the hotel’s location can be seen here.

We invite all alumni to attend this gathering with some of the newest members of the Cornell community, to share experiences and our Big Red pride.

Thanks go to Richard Gussow for organising this get-together yet again.

Birthright students meeting

Thursday 13 January 2011, 19.30
Bayit ve-Gan, Rimonim (Shalom) Hotel, Jerusalem

This is for all of us! We hope you had marked this tentative date on your calendars. Thursday, Jan. 13, approximately 7:30 P.M., we look forward to greeting some of you, along with our CU students on Birthright.

Richard Meier: Architect

Tuesday 26 October 2010, 20.00-21.30
Klachkin Auditorium, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel-Aviv

Architect Richard Meier
One of the world’s three leading architects and Cornell alumnus Richard Meier ’56 BArch ’57 will share his thoughts on his newest white tower and only project in Israel, being built on Rothschild Blvd in the heart of the White City of old Tel-Aviv. You are invited to attend a lecture on 26 October from 20.00 to 21.30 at the Klachkin Auditorium of the Eretz Israel Museum to listen to Richard Meier, recipient of the prestigious Pritzker Prize (1984), whose works include the Getty Centre in Los Angeles and the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, and whose style has been identified often with famed Swiss architect Le Corbusier.

Please note! Details have changed from earlier announcements, due to growing demand and changes in Richard Meier’s schedule. We ask that interested members, including all the original respondents, confirm their RSVP to Renie and Gershon at the soonest opportunity to reserve a seat at the event.
  • To view the public announcement for this event, which will appear in the The Marker, please click here.
  • Further information on the Meier Tower can be found here.
  • An interview from the Cornell Chronicle regarding his design of one of Cornell's newest buildings, Weill Hall, can be found here
  • A newspaper article about his visit to Tel-Aviv can be read here

Dr Gerald Steinberg: NGOs and the delegitimisation of Israel

Monday 15 March 2010, 18.45
Home of Barry Weiss BME ’53, MME ’54 and his wife Dorraine Gilbert Weiss, Abu Tor, Jerusalem

Please join the Cornell Club of Israel

Monday, March 15, 2010, 6:45pm

Wine, Coffee and Dessert
at the Abu Tor, Jerusalem home of
Barry Weiss CU, BME ’53, MME ’54
& his wife, Dorraine Gilbert Weiss

We are honored to have
Dr Gerald Steinberg
CU, Arts & Science MA ’78, PhD ’81

who will speak about
NGOs and the Delegitimization of Israel

Prof. Gerald Steinberg
Professor Gerald Steinberg is the founder of the Program on Conflict Management and Negotiation and teaches in the Department of Political Studies at Bar Ilan University. He is also the Executive Director of NGO Monitor. He specializes in international relations, strategy, arms control, diplomacy, and ‘soft power’, particularly in the Middle East, including proliferation, the Iranian nuclear program, the NPT regime, and the politics of NGOs. If you have any question about Im Tirtzu’s revelations of the New Israel Fund and its legitimacy, you must come to hear Dr. Steinberg and find out his prescription for this particularly Jewish disease.

He works with a number of international organizations (NATO, UN University, OSCE, SIPRI) is a columnist for the Jerusalem Post, and his articles appear in the Wall Steet Journal, the International Herald Tribune, etc. He is also a commentator for the BBC, NPR, and CBC. Recent publications include Soft Powers Play Hardball; Examining Israel’s NPT Exceptionality; The Centrality of Confidence Building Measures: Lessons from the Middle East; Europe’s Failed Middle East Policies; and Deterrence Instability: Hizballah’s Fuse to Iran’s Bomb.

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