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Jewish Herald-Voice: A4BGU Explores Climate-Saving Science

Jewish Herald-Voice: A4BGU Explores Climate-Saving Science

April 20, 2022

Alternative Energy, Desert & Water Research

Jewish Herald-Voice — Americans for Ben-Gurion University (A4BGU) will hold its Celebrating the Remarkable 2 event on Sunday, May 1, at noon. The free program will take place virtually.

Now in its second year, the gathering will focus on leading-edge climate-change science with Noa Tishby, Israeli-American actress, producer, writer and activist, who also hosted the program last year. Climate-science experts from Ben-Gurion University will provide the audience with an inside look at the issues and innovations facing our planet.

Celebrating the Remarkable 2 highlights BGU’s latest breakthroughs in agricultural technology, marine biology, viticulture and solar energy.

“We are thrilled to have Noa back to host this critical conversation,” said Doug Seserman, CEO of A4BGU. “In an era of mounting climate and environmental crises, BGU researchers are living up to the vision of David Ben-Gurion to ‘make the desert bloom.’

“A4BGU is proud to partner with BGU and its new School of Sustainability and Climate Change by sharing its incredible work with American audiences.”

“It’s an honor to be back hosting Americans for Ben-Gurion University’s big virtual event,” said Tishby.

“Celebrating the Remarkable 2 is sure to be an inspirational experience for viewers around the world. I’m so proud to be a part of an event that showcases the best of Israel through Ben-Gurion University’s remarkable breakthrough research and innovation.”

This year’s event features keynote speakers:

• Prof. Aaron Fait and Dr. Nina Kamennaya, faculty members of the French Associates Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands at BGU’s Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research

• Prof. Nadav Shashar, professor of Marine Biology, BGU

• Chigozie Joy Uja, BGU master’s student and founder of Agroven

• Prof. Yaron Ziv, Ph.D., head of the School of Sustainability and Climate Change, BGU

• Shimon Elkabetz, BGU alumnus and CEO and co-founder of Tomorrow.io

During the event, attendees will be the first to watch an intimate conversation with the filmmakers behind the upcoming documentary, “Who Are the Marcuses?” The film features interviews with Warren Buffett, Daniel Gordis and Israeli President Isaac Herzog.

“The Marcuses” tells the story of Ellen S. Marcus and her parents, Lottie and Howard Marcus, who made the largest single donation in the State of Israel. Leaving most of their fortune to BGU, Lottie and Howard’s generosity continues to fund lifesaving research to address water scarcity, conservation and irrigation.

The program’s host served in the Israeli army before landing a starring role on the nation’s highest-rated prime-time drama, “Ramat Aviv Gimmel.” Tishby moved to Los Angeles where she sold the Israeli TV show, “In Treatment,” to HBO, which made history as the first Israeli TV show to become an American series. She also is the founder of Act for Israel, Israel’s first online advocacy organization and is the author of “Israel: A Simple Guide to the Most Misunderstood Country on Earth.”

For more information or to register, got to americansforbgu.org/events/ctr2.

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