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Israel Current Event Program (ICEP)

  • Sunday, December 15
  • 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Program Leader: Dan Ben-David

Dan Ben-David, Professor Tel-Aviv University; President, Shoresh Institution for Socioeconomic Research presents: Israel at a Crossroads –  Shaping the Future of a Nation

Much of the discourse abroad on Israel continues to focus on an outdated set of paradigms. Within Israel, there is a growing realization that the country’s core challenges have shifted – and with them, an internalization that Israel is at a crossroads. It is home to some of the world’s most innovative private sector companies as well as to some of the leading universities and medical centers. At the same time, a very large – and increasing – share of the population is being left behind, ill-equipped to meet the demands of a global, competitive economy. Focusing on domestic changes, Professor Ben-David, explains their impact on Israel. He clearly presents what issues need to be addressed by the country while its window of opportunity is still open.

Professor Dan Ben-David (Ph.D. in economics, University of Chicago) founded and heads the Shoresh Institution for Socioeconomic Research. He also is a senior faculty member at Tel-Aviv University. Professor Ben-David was named “Person of the Year” by the Calcalist newspaper and was twice included among the 100 most influential people in Israel by the Haaretz-TheMarker newspaper. Ben-David regularly advises and briefs Israel’s leadership from all sides of the political spectrum on the key trends that will shape its future. Learn more about Dan Ben-David. 

The Israel Current Events Program (ICEP) is a dynamic discussion group for learning and exploring important aspects of Israeli current events and how they impact Israel.  Invited speakers share expertise on a specific topic related to Israel, typically followed by Q&A and group discussion. Topics selected based on timely and pressing issues facing Israel. ICEP typically meets one Sunday per month.

All are welcome and prior registration is not required.