BMI Conference:Research, Innovation and Global Policy

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019, Conference room, Ritz Carlton Hotel, Herzliya

16:30 Opening remarks Prof. Itai Sened, Head of BMI

16:40 -18:30 BMI Research Symposium – Part 1: The Global Challenge of Conflict Resolution

Prof. Daniel Bar-Tal, School of Education, TAU (Emeritus)

Dr. Sami Miaari, Head of the BMI Conflict Resolution lab, TAU View Presentation

Dr. Nimrod Rosler, Department of Public Policy, TAU View Presentation

Amit Loewenthal, Ph.D. student, Department of Public Policy, TAU (postponed to Thursday, May 16th, 2019) View Presentation

Thursday, May 16th, 2019, Tel Aviv University

11:00 -11:15 Awarding of the 2019 Boris Mints Institute Prize in the field of Water Research to Dr. Peter H. Gleick, Co-Founder and President Emeritus, The Pacific Institute for studies in Development, Environment and Security By: Prof. Joseph Klafter, President of Tel-Aviv University

11:15 -12:30 BMI Research Symposium – Part 2: The Global Challenge of Water

Prof. Hadas Mamane-Steindel, Head of the Environmental Engineering Program, Faculty of Engineering, TAU View Presentation Prof. Dror Avisar, Head of the Water Research Center, TAU Engineers Without Borders – TAU Student Delegation to Tanzania

14:00 - 14:15 Address of BMI Founder and President: Dr. Boris Mints Read

14:15 - 15:30 Lecture by BMI Prize Laureate

Dr. Peter H. Gleick, Co-Founder and President Emeritus , The Pacific Institute for studies in Development, Environment and Security Towards a Sustainable Future for Water View Presentation

16:00 - 17:00 Research Presentations by BMI Fellows

(1) Social and Economic Impacts of Irrigation on Smallholder Agriculture in India Yoav Rothler, Ph.D. student, Department of Public Policy, TAU View Presentation

(2) Refugees in town: assessing the "local turn" of forced migrants’ integration Nora Meissner, Ph.D. student, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, TAU

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(3) The Impacts of Small-Grid Connected PV System on Distribution Networks in Household Clusters Eng. Aviram Ohad, BMI Fellow, Department of Public Policy, TAU

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