Israel’s Next Chapter: A Webinar Series

The Next-Gen Technion Innovations that Will Propel Israel Forward

In the aftermath of October 7 and the war with Hamas, Israel needs a reboot to recover politically, economically, and psychologically. And the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology has a leading role to play, as it has for the past 100 years. Join us for a four-part webinar series and interactive Q&As with world-renowned Technion scientists on what comes next in their fields and what it means for Israel’s next chapter.

Session 2
Neurodiversity: Changing How Our Typical and Atypical Children Learn

August 29 | 9 a.m. ET
Associate Professor Tzipi Horowitz-Kraus

What can we discover from neuroimaging about the ways children learn to read? How do genetic and environmental factors such as dyslexia, ADHD, autism, screen time, and parenting style affect academic outcomes? Tzipi Horowitz-Kraus, an expert in neuroimaging in children, will open your mind to the ways we learn how to learn.

Session 3
Future Engines: Propelling Us into a Faster, Cheaper, and Greener Tomorrow

December 2 | 9 a.m. ET
Associate Professor Beni Cukurel

The aviation sector is booming and Beni Cukurel, one of Israel’s leading scientists in the field, will explain what comes next. His work on gas turbines for propulsion and power generation applications, from active noise cancellation in aviation to coin-sized turbogenerators and to fully 3D printed pre-assembled jet engines burning carbon-free sustainable fuels, could help save the planet. Discover how Prof. Cukurel’s team is pioneering advancements with far-reaching societal impacts, including quieter skies, cleaner energy, and smarter technology integration.

 

Session 4
Harnessing DNA Repair for Targeted Cancer Therapy

March 15, 2025 | 9 a.m. ET
Professor Nabieh Ayoub

How do cells repair DNA damage? How can we harness DNA repair factors to develop personalized therapeutic strategies? Nabieh Ayoub, one of Israel’s leading cancer researchers, will delve into the discovery of novel DNA repair proteins and their significance in targeted cancer therapy, and explain the Technion’s vital role in the war on cancer.

 

Registration for all four sessions is open now.

Webinars and Q&As will be moderated by Robert Platt, director of development, Ohio & Western Pennsylvania.

For more information, contact [email protected] or 212.407.6371.

Featured Speakers

Wayne Kaplan
Wayne Kaplan
Faculty
Wayne Kaplan
Tzipi Horowitz-Kraus
Tzipi Horowitz Kraus
Faculty Ambassador
Tzipi Horowitz-Kraus
Beni Cukurel
Beni Cukurel
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Beni Cukurel
Nabieh Ayoub
Nabieh Ayoub
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Nabieh Ayoub

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