Photo Credit: Bruno Charbit/Hebrew University
U.S. Ambassador to Israel Tom Nides visited the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (HU) today, his first visit to an Israeli academic institution. During the visit, Ambassador Nides met with senior University leaders – including the university’s president, Prof. Asher Cohen, its vice-president Amb. Yossi Gal and its rector, Prof. Barak Medina – as well as with prominent researchers and scientists. Ambassador Nides also met with university students and professors who take part in Embassy-sponsored programs and chatted with them about the importance of diversity and higher education.
Following the visit, President Cohen shared, “Ambassador Nides met today with a wide array of Hebrew University students—ultra-orthodox men doing engineering degrees, East Jerusalem Arab women pursuing PhDs in the sciences, a political science class on Gender and Politics. This is what the United States of America and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem do best: provide people from all backgrounds the opportunity to succeed in life and to pursue their dreams of higher education. We are delighted the ambassador came to visit and look forward to future engagements.”