Innovation in Israel: Economy and Society Conference

The Asper Center for Global Entrepreneurship at Brandeis International Business School and the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies are pleased to announce their upcoming conference.

Sunday, March 31-Monday, April 1, 2019
Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 

Register for the Conference

Free and open to the public. Your registration by March 21, 2019 is greatly appreciated. 
If you are a Summer Institute for Israel Studies fellow, please use this form instead.

Additional program details will be added as they become available.

Program Highlights

Karnit Flug

Sunday, March 31, 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Hassenfeld Conference Center


Innovation in Israel

The Ilan Troen Lecture on Contemporary Israel Affairs
Innovation in Israel: 
Karnit Flug, Past Governor of the Bank of Israel
in conversation with Lisa M. Lynch, Provost, Brandeis University

Joining the conversation:
Gideon Argov, General Partner at New Era Capital Partners

Reception to follow.

Dr. Karnit Flug served as the first female Governor of the Bank of Israel, overseeing the design and implementation of Israel's monetary policy from 2013 to 2018. She is widely credited for maintaining stability and supporting growth in the Israeli economy.

Learn more about the speakers.

Monday, April 1, 8:30 AM - 2:45 PM
Hassenfeld Conference Center

Academic Conference: Innovation and Society 

Learn from the experts about the roots and future direction of Israel's innovation economy and its societal impact. 

Featured speakers include:

Erran Carmel, Professor, Kogod School of Business, American University

Ilan Troen, Lopin Chair of Modern History, Emeritus, Ben-Gurion University; Stoll Family Chair in Israel Studies, Emeritus and Founding Director, Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, Brandeis University

Aziz Kaddan, CEO and Co-founder of Myndlift (Forbes 30 Under 30, 2016)

Shana Krakowski, Director of The Platform at Tel Aviv Global 

Ohad Elhelo, Founder, Our Generation Speaks (Forbes 30 Under 30, 2018)

Jake Cohen, Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Master’s Programs at MIT Sloan School of Management

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2019 Brandeis Alumni Entrepreneurship Award 

The Asper Center for Global Entrepreneurship will present the 2019 Brandeis Alumni Entrepreneurship Award to Ohad Elhelo ’16, IBS MA’17. The award is given to Brandeis graduates who best exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit and independent thinking celebrated by the Asper Center. 

The Asper Center, named for its founder Leonard Asper ’86, is Brandeis University’s platform for the teaching, study, and promotion of global entrepreneurship. 



We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of the Asper Center for Global Entrepreneurship at Brandeis International Business School and the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation.