Each week the fellows meet as a group to learn from Israeli and international policymakers, researchers and business leaders and to experience group learning.
The fellows gain priceless insight and knowledge as they interact weekly with senior thought leaders, build professional networks, expand their horizons and perfect their research skills.
The exclusive weekly research seminar, which allows small-group interaction, is not open to the public. Below is a just a sample of the high-level speakers featured at these research seminars:
Galit Cohen, Deputy Director-General for Planning and Sustainability, Environmental Protection Ministry
Topic: Strategic Planning at the Ministry
Dr. Shmuel Abramzon, Head of Research Department, National Economic Council
Topic: Government strategic thinking process strategic assessment
Ron Tzur, Chief of Staff, head of the HR Reform Initiative in the Israeli civil-service,Prime Minister Office, Civil Service Commission
Topic: Reform in the Government Sector
Prof. Eugene Kandel, CEO, Start-up Nation Central
Topic: Israel as a Start up Nation
Prof. Eytan Sheshinski, Head of the Sheshinski Committe
Topic: Sheshinski Committee’s
Adv. Dror Strum, Head of the Strum Committee
Topic: Competitiveness, the cost of living & the structure of the economy
Tomer Lotan, Director-General of the Center of Citizen Empowerment
Topic: Difficulties in the implementation of public sector policies and human resources in the public sector.
Guy Rolnik, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, TheMarker.com
Topic: Israel’s Future and the Role of Business Media in Responsible and Constructive Public Debate.
Chagit Rubinstein, Program Director, Microenterprise Initiative, Koret Israel Economic Development Funds (KIEDF(
Topic: Challenges and Opportunities – Microfinance in Israel
Yariv Cohen, Chairman of Kaenaat
Topic: Impact investing and development projects
Prof. Yishay Yafeh, Associate Professor, School of Business Administration, Hebrew University
Topic: Corporate Governance
Visiting and meeting key people at Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, Park Ariel Sharon and more