BMI Conference: BMI as a Global Player

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

15:30-16:30 BMI Research Symposium – Part 1: Meeting Global Challenges through International Cooperation with ICIPE, Kenya

Opher Mendelsohn, BMI Fellow View Presentation

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

11:00-11:15 Awarding of the 2018 Boris Mints Institute Prize for Research of Strategic Policy Solutions to Global Challenges

To Prof. Michael Kremer, Gates Professor of Developing Societies, Dept. of Economics, Harvard University

By: Prof. Joseph Klafter, President of Tel-Aviv University

11:15-12:00 BMI Research Symposium – Part 2: Meeting Global Challenges through International Cooperation - California and India

Opening lecture: Prof. David Feldman, Chair – Department of Planning, Policy and Design, School of Social Ecology, University of California, Irvine View Presentation

The BMI-TATA project – Students’ presentations View Presentation

14:00-14:15 Address of BMI Founder and President

Dr. Boris Mints Read

14:15-15:30 BMI Prize Laureat Lecture

Prof. Michael Kremer, Gates Professor of Developing Societies, Dept. of Economics, Harvard University View Presentation

15:30-16:00 BMI Research Symposium – Part 3: Meeting Global Challenges through International Cooperation - Malta

Dr. Paula Grech Bonnici, Executive Director for Compliance and Quality, Water Services Corporation, Malta

16:00-16:45 Emerging technology and the transportation sector revolution

Gil Barnea, Ph.D. student, Department of Public Policy, TAU View Presentation

17:00-18:00 Banking, Corporate Governance, and Inequality

Prof. Anat Admati, George G.C. Parker Professor of Finance and Economics,

Graduate School of Business, Stanford University View Presentation

Friday, May 4th, 2018

09:30-11:00 Research Presentations by BMI Fellows:

A drone-mounted sonar system for accurate yield estimation

Prof. Yossi Yovel, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Life Sciences, TAU and Dr. Avital Bechar, Volkani Institute View Presentation

The Welfare of the Middle Class in OECD Countries

Sagit Azari-Viesel, Ph.D. student, Department of Public Policy, TAU View Presentation

Treatment of waste water using AOPs

Patricia Akao, Ph.D. student, Faculty of Engineering, TAU View Presentation

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