Jun 28

Diversity, Multiculturalism & Co-existence in Israeli Higher Education


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Join BGU for a special event, hosted by the Academic Engagement Network, for a conversation between two presidents. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev President Prof. Daniel Chamovitz and University of Haifa President Prof. Ron Robin will discuss how Israel’s two most diverse Universities promote multiculturalism and co-existence in higher-education.
President Prof. Daniel Chamovitz
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev President
President Prof. Ron Robin
University of Haifa President
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Monday, June 28, 2021

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

You can join the Zoom webinar by any electronic device or by telephone. Details are provided upon registration.

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President Prof. Daniel Chamovitz is the 7th President of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Previously he was a professor at Tel Aviv University, where he served as Dean of the George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences, and founder of the Program in Food Safety and Security. Chamovitz is a sought-after speaker and science commentator. He has lectured worldwide on issues of global food security. His 2012 book What a Plant Knows has been translated into 19 languages, and was featured in the world press and media. He grew up in Aliquippa, PA, and studied at both Columbia University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he received his Ph.D. in Genetics.


President Prof. Ron Robin assumed his role as the 11th president of the University of Haifa in October 2016. He was a faculty member at the University of Haifa for over twenty years, during which he held several leadership positions, including Dean of Students. In 2006, Prof. Robin joined New York University where, amongst other duties, he served as the Senior Vice provost and was responsible for establishing two NYU international campuses – in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai. He graduated from the Hebrew University with a degree in History and Romance Languages, followed by a Ph.D in U.S. History from the University of California at Berkeley.