All Events

14 Mar
The Future of Academic Disciplines in a Changing Reality
March 14, 2018 -
11:00 to 18:00
- Mishkenot Sha’ananim, Jerusalem
14 Mar
The Inaugural Fulbright Postdoctoral Symposium
March 14, 2018 -
09:00 to 16:00
- Mishkenot Sha’ananim, Jerusalem

The United States-Israel Educational Foundation, The Fulbright Commission for Israel, is planning to honor its Fulbright postdoctoral grantees of the last 7 years, an exclusive circle of Israelis and American fellows representing the very best of US and Israeli academia, with a one day Symposium.

The event will be held on March 14th, 2018 at Mishkenot Sha’ananim, Jerusalem.

Symposium program:

9:00-9:30 Registration and light breakfast

9:30-11:00 Session A

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30- 14:30 Greetings, Discussion and Lunch

The Future of Academic Disciplines in a Changing Reality

A discussion with experts moderated by journalist Anat Saragusti, Fulbright Hubert H. Humphrey Program Fellow

Participants: Prof. Manuel Trajtenberg, Tel Aviv University; Prof. Rosa Azhari, Azrieli College of Engineering Jerusalem; Prof. Gad Yair, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Dr. Fany Yuval, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

The discussion will address questions and current challenges on the Israeli academic agenda- Is the academic field changing? What can we learn and how do we interpret the changes in the borders dividing academic disciplines? To what extent do market forces influence academic research and to what degree does the market support certain disciplines at the expense of others? What is the interaction between demographic-social developments and academia? How will all this influence Fulbright grantees in the coming years?

14:30-16:00 Session B


This event is by invitation only.

The full program will be published soon

06 Mar
Opening of the exhibition Front Window - A Glimpse at What Makes Groundbreaking Scientific Innovation
March 6, 2018 - 13:05 to September 6, 2018 - 14:05
- The Knesset- Jerusalem

The United States–Israel Educational Foundation (USIEF) curated this exhibition especially for the Knesset Science and Technology Committee's room. The Foundation wishes to honor the contribution made by hundreds of Israeli scientists, alumni of the Fulbright program, to basic research, applied research, and to applications that contribute to society and humanity. The six scientists presented in the exhibition represent the diversity of Israeli society, a wide variety of disciplines, and the desire to break through the boundaries of human knowledge.

The images in the exhibit present outstanding researchers in their work environment, alongside objects that emerge from the picture in a separate window and relate to their research and the way they see the scientific-technological future that awaits us.

The front window images are conceptual, fusing the documentary photography genre with the museological tradition of presenting objects in display cases. The connection between image and object documents the researcher’s vision and ambition.

Photo Gallery (Photos by Ben Kelmer): Front Window - A Glimpse at What Makes Groundbreaking Scientific Innovation

Curator: Avi Muller

Production and Content: Avi Muller, USIEF Team

Photography: Ben Kelmer and Greg Solomon

14 Feb
Online chat- Q&A about Fulbright MA programs
February 14, 2018 -
13:00 to 14:30
- Fulbright - United States-Israel Educational Foundation Facebook page

Live Chat on Fulbright MA fellowships in the United States with Alumni Aluma Zernik and the Fulbright Israel team.

Aluma received her LL.B. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and was accepted to the Fulbright MA program at Harvard University, today she is studying towards her Phd in Law at Harverd University.

Wednesday February 14th, 2018 at 13:00 on our Facebook join us to ask and learn all there is to know about the Fulbright MA programs - the application process, preparation, travel and of course the experience itself.

Link to the event:

Hope you will join us

06 Nov
Prof. M. Adelaida Restrepo US Fulbright Grantee
November 6, 2017 -
16:00 to 18:00
- Bar Ilan University- The Gonda Brain Research Center

31 Oct
It’s time for time: the role of temporal linkages in seasonal ecosystems
October 31, 2017 -
14:00 to 15:00
- Ben-Gurion University Sede Boqer Campus-Seminar room, Old Admin. Building

Spatial and temporal heterogeneity are increasingly being considered in ecological systems.  A better understanding of their role has become imperative because of changes in precipitation and temperature associated with climate change.  Temporary freshwater ecosystems (e.g., seasonal wetlands, floodplains, temporary streams), which consist of aquatic and terrestrial habitat at a single location in the landscape, are especially sensitive to these changes. Ecological research and management tend to focus on hydroperiod effects (inundation length) on the aquatic or terrestrial phases of these ecosystems. Few studies have considered both phases and their interaction when approaching community dynamics of these unique ecosystems. This talk will present a novel conceptual framework for understanding seasonal ecosystems and empirical evidence from California vernal pools. The general concepts have implications for our understanding of the ecology of all temporally heterogeneous habitats, conservation strategies for these habitats, and the management of endangered species.

Lecture: Jamie Kneitel

Fulbright Scholar (University of Haifa)

Professor of Ecology
Department of Biological Sciences
California State University