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President Peres with Slovenian Ambassador Alenka Suhadolnik (Photo: GPO)
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Leaders in Industry, Government, Education, Science and Entertainment Will Convene in Jerusalem to Discuss Major Issues Facing Our World, the State of Israel and the Future of the Jewish People.
JERUSALEM, Israel – June 16, 2011 – An All-Star list of speakers, including former British prime minister Tony Blair, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and American comedienne Sarah Silverman, headlines Facing Tomorrow 2011, the third annual Conference under the auspices of the President of the State of Israel, Mr. Shimon Peres, which is scheduled to begin next Tuesday, June 21.
Also expected to speak at Facing Tomorrow 2011 will be President Peres himself, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Harvard University president Larry Summers, Deutsche Telekom CEO Rene Obermann and Jean-Claude Trichet, president of the European Central Bank, in what has become the leading conference focusing on vital issues, initiatives and decisions that must be implemented to guarantee a better tomorrow for the world, the Jewish people, and the State of Israel.
"We are honored that the world's leading authorities in economics, politics and technology will be joining us at this year's conference. Their participation attests to the importance of this event," said Israel Maimon, Chairman of the Israeli Presidential Conference Steering Committee. “Facing Tomorrow 2011 presents a unique opportunity for all of the participants to address the most pressing issues being dealt with by the global community today."
Among the sessions planned for Facing Tomorrow 2011 are “How Can We Feed Seven Billion People,” “Cutting-Edge Medicine” and “Stopping Nuclear Proliferation,” with world experts and public figures alike debating key questions.
Facing Tomorrow 2011 will kick off with a plenary session entitled, “My Recipe for a Better Tomorrow,” in which advertising conglomerate WPP’s CEO, Sir Martin Sorrell, Duke University professor Dan Ariely, Wikipedia founder Wales and actress/comedienne Silverman will present their own unique prescriptions for a "better tomorrow.”
Facing Tomorrow 2011 runs from June 21-23, 2011, and will take place at Jerusalem’s International Convention Center. The conference is organized in partnership with Hebrew University.
About Facing Tomorrow 2011
Facing Tomorrow 2011, the third annual Conference under the auspices of the President of the State of Israel, Mr. Shimon Peres, will take place in Jerusalem, June 21-23, 2011. The Israeli Presidential Conference took place for the first time in May 2008, one week following the 60-year anniversary of the State of Israel. Attended by more than 4,000 people from around the world, and dedicated to designing a better tomorrow, the 2011 Conference will focus on the vital issues, initiatives and decisions that must be implemented today in order to guarantee a better tomorrow for the world, the Jewish people, and the State of Israel.
For more information, please visit www.presidentconf.org.il.
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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Liberman has appointed Israel Prize winner Tal Brody as Israel's international Goodwill Ambassador. Brody will assist with Israel's international public diplomacy efforts.
During the appointment ceremony, FM Liberman stated that "Brody's diverse activities, which, apart from him being an outstanding sportsman, include years of community volunteer service and largesse, have turned him into a Zionist symbol and role model. His unique biography, which includes participation in both the US and Israeli basketball teams as well as service in the US Army and the IDF, make him the ideal Israeli Goodwill Ambassador to the world in general and the United States in particular. I am certain that Brody will make a huge contribution to Israel's positive image around the world."