Innovation Excellence

Happy Holidays 2022
From all our team at Fulbright Israel
Paul Sharp
What is the relationship between our ability to plan and our ability to worry? Can computers solve any problem?
Can computers solve any problem? What can we understand about a society based on how its violence is perceived? And what can be concluded about the architecture of Late Antique Ashkelon when looking at and analyzing findings from the local antique bath?
Twelve U.S. Fulbright Israel postdoctoral fellows convened for a day at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. The fellows presented their research plan and answered their peers' questions. Academic connections between fellows in different disciplines were created and strengthened. The enlightening presentations included how applying the tools of theoretical physics help to understand complex biological systems, analyzing cultural texts to understand national perception of violence, and using 'computational psychology' to ask questions about various behaviors.
Photo by Neri Leder
American high school teachers participate in Israel's Fulbright-Hays program
The Fulbright-Hays program, attended by 14 American high school teachers, recently concluded in Israel. The month-long program exposed them to the diverse factions in Israeli society, including its many cultures, religions and factions. They met with peers, experts who work with children in differing capacities and with Fulbright Alumni and learned of the country’s history via workshops and tours. At the end of the month, each teacher presented a project based on what they had learned.
US orientation
New U.S. fellows participate in Fulbright welcome Orientation
This year's Orientation saw the arrival of 27 American fellows to Israel. The overnight event focused on water and its mythical, religious, political, economic, cultural and esthetic meanings. The orientation began at the Nahum Gutman Museum. The group then went up north via Caesarea, Wadi Ayun and Agmon Hula, till the border with Lebanon and Syria. Through travel they not only learned about Israel, but also traced water spots, looked at art and nature, and listened to stories about water as a motif and as a natural resource.
Lili Foggle Zoom seminar
What to expect in academic job interviews? How to make sure you are professional, authentic, likable, demonstrate your experience, accomplishments, and good fit for the position and the institution, while giving solid examples?
Fulbright U.S. Postdoc fellows recently participated in an extensive workshop, presented by Lili Foggle, who taught specific skills and strategies on how to successfully communicate a postdoc’s unique value during job interviews, at all stages of the interview process.