Date: Thursday, June 21, 16:00 - 18:00
Location: Schwartz Hall
One-on-One Interviews. An opportunity to get to know up close and from non-conventional angles, select Conference guests whose life stories are a fascinating dissertation of achievements, creativity and leadership. What is required for one to become a leader in their field? What can we learn from their journeys and achievements about the leadership characteristics that pave the way to a better tomorrow?
Mr. Jacob Eilon, Israel: Journalist and newscaster; former Anchor, Nightly News (Channel 10); former News Director, NEWS24 All News Television Channel; former Anchor, Nightly News (Channel 2).
Maj. Gen. (Res.) Meir Dagan, Israel: Chairman, Gulliver Energy; Director, Israel Ports Authority; former Director, The Institute for Intelligence and Special Operations (Mossad); former Officer, Israeli Defense Forces. Recipient: Medal of Courage.
Mr. Pat Gelsinger, USA: President and Chief Operating Officer, EMC Corporation; former first Chief Technology Officer, Intel Corporation; former Senior Vice-President, General Manager, Digital Enterprise Group, Intel Corporation. Author: The Juggling Act: Bringing Balance to Your Faith, Family, and Work (2008).
Professor Daniel Kahneman, Israel/USA: Nobel Prize Laureate (Economic Sciences - 2002); Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs Emeritus, Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology Emeritus, Princeton University; Fellow, Center for Rationality, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Founding Partner, The Greatest Good.
MK Shelly Yachimovich, Israel: Chair, Labor Party; Leader of the Opposition.
Professor Michael Sandel, USA: Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government, Harvard University; former Visiting Professor, Sorbonne. Author: Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do?(2009); What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets (2012).
Joint Interview: Rabbi Schneier & Mr. Simmons
Rabbi Marc Schneier, USA - Founder and President, The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding; Vice President, World Jewish Congress; Founding Rabbi, The Hampton Synagogue; Member, Steering Committee, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s World Conference on Dialogue, Multi-Religious Campaign Against Anti-Muslim Bigotry in the United States; Member, Martin Luther King Jr. Board of Preachers, Morehouse College. Author: Shared Dreams: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Jewish Community (2000). Recipient: “Top 50 most influential American Rabbis”, Newsweek; “50 most prominent Jews in the US”, Forward Magazine; Martin Luther King, Jr. “Measure of a Man” award, NAACP; Ellis Island Medal of Honor.
Mr. Russell Simmons, USA - Chairman, The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding;Chairman and CEO, Rush Communications Inc.(including Def Jam Recordings, Phat Farm, Baby Phat, Argyleculture, Unirush, Simmons Jewelry, GlobalGrind.com); Goodwill Ambassador for the Permanent Memorial at the United Nations to the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade; Co-founder, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation. A strong supporter of the Occupy Wall Street movement, having visited the original OWSsite every day since protests began, Russell also started on a cross-countrytour of different protest sites. Author: SUPER RICH: A Guide To Having It All (2011); Do You!12 Laws to Access the Power in You to Achieve Happiness and Success (2007). Recipient: "Top 25 Most Influential People of the Past 25 Years," USA Today.
The discussion will be simultaneously translated into Hebrew and English.