Innovation in Israel: Economy and Society

Presented by the Asper Center for Global Entrepreneurship at Brandeis International Business School and the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies.

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

Innovation in Israel

Sunday, March 31

3:00 - 5:00 PM
Hassenfeld Conference Center

The Ilan Troen Lecture on Contemporary Israel Affairs:

Karnit Flug, Past Governor of the Bank of Israel
in discussion with Lisa M. Lynch, Provost, Brandeis University

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

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.

Academic Conference

Monday, April 1

8:30 AM - 2:45 PM
Hassenfeld Conference Center

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

Innovation in Israel--A Thoughtful Overview
Erran Carmel, Professor, Kogod School of Business, American University


How We Got Here: The Roots of Israeli Innovation
A panel discussion

Moderator: Shayna Weiss, Associate Director, Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, Brandeis University 


The 2019 Brandeis Alumni Entrepreneurship Award
Kathryn Graddy, Dean of the Brandeis International Business School and Fred and Rita Richman Distinguished Professor in Economics, presents the 2019 Brandeis Alumni Entrepreneurship Award to Ohad Elhelo ’16, IBS MA’17.

Each year, the Asper Center for Global Entrepreneurship gives the award to a Brandeis graduate who best exemplifies the entrepreneurial spirit and independent thinking celebrated by the Asper Center. Named for its founder Leonard Asper ’86,  the Asper Center is Brandeis University’s platform for the teaching, study, and promotion of global entrepreneurship. 


Where We Are Going: The Future of Innovation in Israel
A panel discussion

Moderator: Yehudah Mirsky, Professor Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Brandeis University 

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.