Here you can keep up to date with the latest webinars from the Hebrew University.
In this Hebrew University webinar, Prof. Lioz Etgar describes the most recent advancements in solar energy, including the three generations of solar cells and where the technology is headed. Prof. Etgar is an Associate Professor in the Institute of Chemistry at the Hebrew University. His research focuses on the development of innovative solar cells, and he was the first to use perovskite to create a much simpler cell structure. Prof. Egar was awarded the prestigious Kaye Innovation Awards in 2021, and the Krill Prize in 2016. He has published over 100 articles, holds eight patents, and is the founder of Solra, a new start-up under the auspices Yissum.
In this webinar Prof. Monsonego Ornan describes her recent study which provides the first comprehensive analysis of how ultra-processed food foods impact skeletal development. The findings are critical because it’s known that children and adolescents consume these foods on a very regular basis to the extent that 50 percent of children in the US are ingesting them each and every day.
In this webinar, Hebrew University Professor, Alex Retzker from the Racah Institute of Physics discusses HU's collaboration with Amazon Web Services. He discusses how the collaboration got off the ground and presents the current status of the field of quantum computing and will elaborate on the future of the field. Prof. Retzker is also leading the theoretical analysis team in the new collaboration between HU and AWS for the development of quantum computing.
This webinar features Prof. Mona Khoury-Kassabri, Vice President of Strategy and Diversity at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, with an introduction by Amb. Yossi Gal, Vice President for Advancement and External Relations Prof. Khoury-Kassbari’s research focused on child and youth welfare, particularly youth-at-risk becoming perpetrators and victims of violent and delinquent acts. Her research addresses both the factors underlying youth violence, and the ways to prevent victimization and perpetration and promote the welfare and rights of children.
In partnership with the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences, this webinar featured Hebrew University Prof. Hermona Soreq and Dr. Shir Atzil.
Ticking the Clock Backwards: From Skin Cells Transformation into Medically-Relevant Cell Types to Future Cell Rejuvenation Therapy
Yair Zakovitch is the Emeritus Father Takeji Otsuki Professor of Bible at the Hebrew University. In 2021, he will receive the prestigious Israel Prize in Biblical Studies. The Bible usually tells us why bad things happen, but no explanation is given for why the Israelites were enslaved in Egypt for 400 years. The absence of an explanation does not mean that the biblical writers did not supply answers: in this lecture, we will uncover the different explanations that the Bible gives for this national catastrophe.
Why is Israel facing an unprecedented phenomenon of having four elections in two years? This webinar will propose explanations and will present a comparison of the elections of 2019-2020. Prof. Gideon Rahat will also explain why the 2021 elections are both similar and different from the three previous elections. Prof. Gideon Rahat is a professor in the Department of Political Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a senior fellow at the Israel Democracy Institute. His research fields are comparative politics and Israeli politics. His interests include political parties, electoral reform, the personalization of politics and candidate selection methods. He has published numerous academic articles and several books.
Simon Benita est professeur à l'Université Hébraïque de Jérusalem, où il a obtenu son doctorat en pharmacie en 1980. Ses recherches se concentrent sur les systèmes d'administration de médicaments polymériques nano et micro particulaires visant à améliorer les performances thérapeutiques des principes actifs. Il a publié 160 articles de recherche et 20 chapitres de livres, a édité ou co-édité 5 livres et a obtenu 38 brevets et demandes de brevet. Il est le fondateur de Novagali Pharma, une société qui a reçu le prix «91 d’or» en 2009 de la Confédération française des entreprises, ainsi que le «Health Award» de Siemens. Parmi les autres sociétés fondées par le professeur Benita, citons MacroBea (2011) pour l'administration topique de nanoparticules pour des applications cosmétiques; et BioNanoSim (BNS) (2015) qui se concentre sur les nano-porteurs innovants comme solution de choix pour une meilleure administration de médicaments afin d'améliorer les performances thérapeutiques. Le professeur Benita a reçu des prix en Israël et à l'étranger, notamment Chevalier dans l’Ordre National du Mérite du gouvernement français en mai 2012. Il a été directeur de l'Institut de recherche sur les médicaments et chef de l'École de pharmacie de la Faculté de médecine de l'Université hébraïque de Jérusalem de 2010 à 2014.
What are the risks of the vaccination? How does it work to fight Covid-19? Why with the vaccine, is there still ongoing Covid-19 research? In this webinar Hebrew University Professors Amos Panet, Hermona Soreq and Dana Wolf leverage their knowledge in biotechnology, virology, RNA research and clinical expertise to explain the implications of the vaccine on the pandemic, how it works, and why research is still crucial. This webinar was moderatated by Hebrew University Vice President and Director General Yishai Fraenkel.
Join Prof. Edwin Seroussi from the Hebrew University's Department of Musicology and Director of the Jewish Music Research Centre as he introduces us to the complex story of the song Maoz Tzur. Be prepared for a learning treat full of surprises and pure enjoyment!
Prof. Hagai Levine is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine of the Hebrew University-Hadassah in Jerusalem and the Chairman of the Israeli Association of Public Health Physicians. His research focuses on translating scientific knowledge into health policy, in several areas such as environmental health, tobacco control and control of communicable diseases. Prof. Levine combines in his academic career the vast experience as leading public health professional at the Israeli Defense Forces and Ministry of Health, and continue to advocate for public health as a member of national and international committees, including the Israeli National Expert Panel for COVID-19 response. He is specifically interested in promoting scientific-based preparedness and response to global and local threats to public health, such as climate change, pandemics and chemical toxification.
A conversation between Prof. Eva Illouz and Prof. Moshe Sluchovsky Prof. Eva Illouz is a renowned sociologist. Her research focuses on the sociology of capitalism, the sociology of emotions, the sociology of gender and the sociology of culture. Her work explores several significant and thought-provoking themes, such as the influence of capitalism on emotions, the commodification of romance and the meaning of freedom, choice, and individualism in the modern world. Prof. Moshe Sluhovsky is the Paulette and Claude Kelman Professor of the History of French Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and past head of the Lafer Center for the Study of Women and Gender and of the Institute of History. He is currently studying the Jewish presence in Gay Berlin during the Weimar period and on the migration of gay and lesbian German Jews to Palestine in the 1930s.
Prof. Benny Hochner is a Professor (Emeritus) of Neurobiology at the Department of Neurobiology, Silberman Institute of Life Sciences. He is the Principal Investigator of the Octopus Research Group. Since 1994, he has been involved in octopus arms motor control research as inspiration for robotics. He also studies the neurobiology of learning and memory of octopuses. Dr. Letizia Zullo is a researcher at the Center for Micro-BioRobotics & Department of Neuroscience and Brain Technologies at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, working in the field of motor control of hyper-redundant limbs. The aim of her research is to investigate the properties of the Octopus arm sensory-motor systems, the muscle mechanics, structure and molecular determinant of muscle formation with a special focus on their application in the bio-robotic field.
Paula Crown is a multimedia artist with a practice encompassing drawing, painting, video, and sculpture. Crown rigorously incorporates cutting-edge technology, social activism, collaboration, and a commitment to sustainability in her studio practice. Crown’s works are in numerous public and top-100 private collections. In 2009, President Barack Obama appointed Crown to the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. She is a member of the board of trustees of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, where she chairs the Education Committee. She also serves on the Aspen Institute Committee of the Arts. Crown’s work INSIDE MY HEAD: A Contemporary Self Portrait is currently on view as a virtual exhibit at Hebrew University Art Gallery. Leon Deouell is the Jack H. Skirball Professor in Brain Research, Human Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The focus of Prof. Deouell's Lab is on the interface between automatic, non-conscious stages of information processing in the brain and conscious perception and action. He uses various neuroimaging methods, including EEG and fMRI to study the activity of the human brain in these processes, in healthy individuals and after brain damage.
Prof. Michal Frenkel is Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Academic Head of The Shaine Center for Research in Social Sciences at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Prof. Frenkel’s current work examines the intersectionality of gender and religiosity in the contexts of the segregated ultra-Orthodox colleges and in the high-tech industry in Israel. She has published extensively on Israeli society, gender, race, nationality, and religiosity within and around organizations, on center-periphery relations in organization studies, international management, work-family arrangements.
Learn about mosquitoes with Dr. Jonathan D. Bohbot. Dr. Bohbot is an Assistant Professor of Entomology at The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Dr. Bohbot studies the neurobiology of insect olfaction using a variety of disciplines including biochemistry, molecular biology, sensory physiology, pharmacology, bioinformatics and behavior.
Dr. Miriam Goldstein is the Chair of the Department of Arabic Language and Literature at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her research focuses on medieval Judeo-Arabic literature and interreligious relations among Jews, Christians and Muslims in the medieval Arabic-speaking world. She is author of Karaite Exegesis in Medieval Jerusalem (Tübingen, 2011) and editor of Beyond religious borders: Interaction and intellectual exchange in the medieval Islamic world (Philadelphia, 2011), as well as numerous articles on Arabic and Judeo-Arabic literature.
Dr. Aliza Stark is the Co-Director of the International MSc Program in Nutritional Sciences in English, Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Dr. Stark’s research focuses on health promotion and nutrition education with projects involving sustainable nutritional practices in the developing world. Dr. Stark has 70 publications in peer-reviewed journals and books and serves as the academic liaison for the forum for the Advancement of Women for the City of Rehovot.
The place that women occupied in the synagogue in eastern Europe and the profound changes in their position that took place in the 18th century and in the late 19th century.
The similarity between a medieval self-governing town and the courtyard of the great synagogue (shulhoyf) that functioned as the centre of life for the local Jewish community.
Prof. Sharoni Shafir from Hebrew University's Department of Entomology in the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment discusses Life in the balance, the honey bee perspective. Prof. Shafir is the Director of the B. Triwaks Bee Research Center and Head of the newly established Institute of Environmental Sciences. His scientific interests are in the areas of: bee biology, nutritional ecology, perception, learning, and decision making, and the use of bees for pollination.
The Impact Revolution - Impact Investments and Social Entrepreneurship - a Round Table featuring Hebrew University’s Leading Alumni! Moderated by Dr. Dan Marom, Hebrew University’s Jerusalem School of Business Administration, and Head of the Impact Investing Institute. The esteemed guests discussed various aspects of impact investments, social entrepreneurship and sustainability. In attendance: Cecile Blilious, Head of Impact & Sustainability, Pitango Venture Capital Yoel Cheshin, Chairman & Founder, 2B Group Sandrine Montsma, Managing Partner, Bridges Israel Yaron Neudorfer, CEO, Social Finance Israel
The Center for Jewish Art at Hebrew University is a research institute devoted to the documentation and research of Jewish visual culture. Established in 1979, it documented and researched objects of Jewish art in 700 museums, libraries, private collections and synagogues in 41 countries. Today, the center's archives and collections constitute the largest and most comprehensive body of information on Jewish art in existence.
In this Hebrew University webinar, Prof. Yaakov (Koby) Nahmias discusses how a simple drug, that has been on the market for decades could be used to treat COVID-19. A research team led by Prof.Nahmias says that early research looks promising. The team has looked at how COVID-19 changes patients’ lungs in order to reproduce itself. Their major finding? This virus prevents the routine burning of carbohydrates. As a result, large amounts of fat accumulate inside lung cells, a condition the virus needs in order to reproduce. This new understanding may help explain why patients with high blood sugar and cholesterol levels are often at a particularly high risk to develop COVID-19.
Learn about Tikkun Olam – Social Responsibility and Legal Aid with Hebrew University's Clinical Legal Education Center, featuring: Prof. Daphna Lewinsohn-Zamir, Dean of the Faculty of Law Prof. Guy Davidov, CLEC Academic Director Adv. Vardit Dameri Madar, CLEC Executive Director Adv. Ohad Amar, Clinical Attorneys at the Representations of Marginalized Populations Clinic Ariel Elkayam, Student, Rights of Youth at Risk Clinic
Learn about how to go from anxiety to resilience, featuring Prof. Yoram Yovell. Prof. Yovell is an Associate Professor at the Division of Clinical Neuroscience at the Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center. Prof. Yovell shares insights from his experience as a researcher, public speaker, and clinician to shed light on how to cope with anxiety in the Corona period. He is the author of two bestselling books and was the host of an award-winning prime-time program for 10 years.
Learn about Unveiling the Secret of the Archaeological Site of Tel Abel Beth Maacah, featuring Dr. Naama Yahalom-Mack. Dr. Yahalom-Mack is Head of the Laboratory for Archaeological Materials and Ancient Technologies at the Institute of Archaeology at the Hebrew University. Specializing in archaeo-metallurgy (the study of ancient metals), she uses cutting-edge technologies to determine the origin of archaeological metals and other materials, to help understand ancient civilizations.
Learn about 3D Printing as the next Industrial Revolution featuring Prof. Shlomo Magdassi. Prof. Magdassi is a professor of chemistry at the Casali Center for Applied Chemistry, the Institute of Chemistry and the Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at the Hebrew University. He is the head of the 3D and Functioning Printing Center at the University. His research focuses on micro and nanoparticles, which are used in conductive inks, and are applied to fields such as 3D and functional printing, solar energy and biomedical systems. In addition to his scientific publications, he also has over 80 inventions which led to companies.
Learn about Covid-19: Entrepreneuring the Morning After, Featuring Dr. Amnon Dekel & Ayelet Cohen from HUJI Innovate.
Learn about Jewish Educators for the 21st Century with Shuvi Hoffman, a pedagogic mentor of 4th year students in the Revivim Honors Teacher-Training Program in Jewish Studies in Hebrew University’s Faculty of Humanities. A graduate of Revivim’s second cohort, she aims to inspire and train students to become highly skilled teachers who will help strengthen the Jewish identity of Israeli youth..
Learn about preliminary findings relating to research of parents of children with and without disabilities in Corona times by Dr. Shirli Werner. Dr. Werner is an associate professor at The Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare at the Hebrew University.
Learn about the importance of focusing on the vulnerable in the days after the COVID-19 lock down with Prof. Shai Shalev-Shwartz. Prof. Shalev-Shwartz is a senior researcher at the Hebrew University’s Rachel and Selim Benin School of Computer Science and Engineering as well as CTO of Mobileye. A prominent figure in autonomous driving technology, he has advanced research on machine learning, online prediction and practical algorithms, and has authored two leading books on machine learning.
Learn about breakthroughs in cannabinoid research with Prof. Yossi Tam. Prof. Tam is director of the Multidisciplinary Center on Cannabinoid Research, and head of the Obesity and Metabolism Laboratory at the Institute for Drug Research in the Faculty of Medicine at the Hebrew University. A leader in multidisciplinary research on obesity, his goal is to uncover the connection between cannabinoids and obesity, in order to develop effective drug therapies.
Learn about climate science during the time of corona from Dr. Ori Adam. Dr. Adam is a senior lecturer at The Fredy & Nadin Herrman Institute of Earth Sciences and academic head of the new Climate Science Center at the Hebrew University. An expert in climate modeling through fundamental science, he studies the interactions between the atmosphere and oceans. His research focuses on the tropical rain belt, cloud-ocean-atmosphere coupling, and the dynamics of the Earth’s climate.
Learn about immunotherapy as a strategy to treat acute coronavirus infection with Dr. Alex Rouvinski. Dr. Rouvinski is a researcher at the Institute for Medical Research, Israel-Canada (IMRIC) at Hebrew University’s Faculty of Medicine. An expert in microbiology and molecular genetics, he investigates how viruses originating in animals can evolve into human viral pathogens. His research focuses on the new and infectious viruses spread by insects that are major causes of human and animal diseases worldwide.
Learn about Smell and Taste Changes in COVID-19 and Other Respiratory Diseases - Research in the Age of Social Media with Professor Masha Niv. Prof. Niv is the Vice Dean for Research and Development at the Institute of Biochemistry, Food Science and Nutrition, at the Hebrew University’s Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Rehovot. Her researches focus on rational modulation of biological function and in facilitating innovative design of tastants, taste modulators and drugs.
Learn about developing new diagnostic tests for COVID19: technological innovation in times of crisis with Hebrew University's Dr. Naomi Habib. Dr. Habib is an Assistant Professor at the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences at the Hebrew University and the Goren-Kasam Lecturer in Brain Sciences. Dr. Habib studies ageing related pathologies in the brain, combining the fields of neuroscience, computational biology, genomics and molecular biology.
Learn about Simulating and Monitoring COVID-19: Physics, Medicine and Epidemiology Working Together with Hebrew University professors Nadav Katz and Ronit Calderon-Margalit. Prof. Katz is the Director of Hebrew University’s Quantum Information Science Center at The Racah Institute of Physics. Prof. Calderon-Margalit is a public health physician and lecturer in the Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine at the Hebrew University. Prof. Katz and Prof. Calderon-Margalit are advisers of the National Security Council for Monitoring COVID-19.
Learn about the Legal and Constitutional Issues Relating to the Use of Digital Surveillance in Israel to Combat COVID-19, featuring Prof. Yuval Shany. Prof. Shany holds the Hersch Lauterpacht Chair in Public International Law at Hebrew University. He is an expert on humanitarian law and human rights. In 2018, Prof. Shany was elected Chair of the United Nations Human Rights Committee, and is deputy president of the Israel Democracy Institute.
Learn about Nutrition, Food Security, and the Coronavirus, featuring Prof. Aron Troen from The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Prof. Troen’s research focuses on Nutritional Neuroscience, the prevention of cerebrovascular disease and dementia. Prof. Troen was a member of the National Council on Food Security Research Committee, and is currently working in collaboration with Leket Israel to investigate the role of food banks in alleviating food insecurity and its deleterious consequences for human development, health and wellbeing.
Professor Katrina Ligett explains COVID-19 Math: Why Social Distancing Matters, and why it's not a Quick Fix. Prof. Ligett is from the Department of Computer Science, Federmann Center for the Study of Rationality at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her research focuses on algorithmic game theory and privacy.
Hebrew University of Jerusalem Professor Chezy Barenholz discusses the current approaches for the treatment to prevent COVID-19. Prof. Barenholz is in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Hebrew University. He is the developer of DOXIL a medicine approved for human use in the USA in 1996 and in Europe in 1997. It is extensively used to treat ovarian cancer and breast cancer.
Hebrew University Prof. Amos Panet discusses how easy it will be to develop drugs and vaccines for COVID-19. Prof Panet is from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Professor Panet’s research focuses on virus replication and the ability to design and engineer viruses
The Impact of the Coronavirus on the Israeli Economy, Featuring Prof. Karnit Flug. Prof. Flug is from Hebrew University's Bogen Family Department of Economics. She is the former Governor of the Bank of Israel and a senior lecturer in Economics at the Hebrew University.
In this webinar you will learn about the financial implications of the coronavirus pandemic. Featuring Professor Dan Galai, from Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Jerusalem School of Business Administration. Prof. Galai’s research focuses on the Israeli financial market, banking, and corporate finance.
In this webinar you will learn about the coronavirus and the future of immunotherapy. Featuring Prof. Shy Arkin, Arthur Lejwa Prof. of Structural Biochemistry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Professor Arkin’s research has succeeded in shedding new light on the inner workings of flu viruses and in particular how a virus avoids anti-viral therapy.
In this webinar, you will learn how not to panic, and how to deal with anxiety in the age of Corona. Featuring Prof. Jonathan Huppert, Department of Psychology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Professor Huppert’s work is aimed at developing the optimal psychosocial treatments for anxiety and related disorders.
In this webinar, learn about the real risk of the spread of the coronavirus (in French). Featuring Prof. Herve (Hillel) Bercovier Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Professor Bercovier’s work is aimed at trying to understand infectious diseases and prevention.
In this webinar, learn why knowledge about Jewish music is important for the survival of Jewish identity and for a post-national global vision of Jewishness. Prof. Edwin Seroussi illustrates his vision in the webinar with snippets of his flagship projects, i.e. German-Jewish religious music, The Beregovsky collection as well as the legacy of music of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union, and finally Jews’ and Arabs’ music. Prof. Seroussi, who has been awarded the Israel Prize in 2018, is Professor of Musicology and Director of the Jewish Music Research Centre, a well established, remarkable institution at the Hebrew University which is unique at a global level.
In this webinar learn about the Ukraine Crisis, Israel Between the US and Russia, a dialogue with Prof. Galia Press-Barnathan and Dr. Guy Laron.
In this webinar, join Hebrew University of Jerusalem experts as they discuss the future of computational medicine, featuring: Prof. Dina Ben-Yehuda, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, The Hebrew University Medicine in the artificial intelligence era Dr. Shahar Arzy, The Computational Neuropsychiatry Lab, Faculty of Medicine, The Hebrew University How can computational medicine help in preventing Alzheimer's disease? Prof. Shai Carmi, School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, The Hebrew University Using IVF for reducing the risk of adult diseases in the next generation: Problems and opportunities Prof. Ittai Ben-Porath, Vice Dean, Faculty of Medicine, The Hebrew University The new computational medicine center at the Hebrew University Followed by a roundtable discussion with: Prof. Marco Elli, Universita' degli Studi di Milano Dott.ssa Adriana Bazzi, Health Correspondent for Corriere della Sera