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International Conference on Immigration
The 4th International Conference on Immigration

Conference Program, June 1, 2010

 Tuesday, June 1, 2010

09:00 - 10:45

Session 5:
Labor Immigration & Refugees: The latest Challenges 

   Prof. Yinon Cohen, Tel-Aviv University, Israel, and Columbia
   University, USA
Keynote Address
   Prof. Zvi Eckstein, Deputy Governor, Bank of Israel
   Mr. William Tall - UNHCR Representative in Israel         
   Mr. Amnon Ben-Ami, Director General of the Population, 
   Immigration, Israel and Border Authority, Israel
   Prof. Lea Achdut, Ruppin Academic Center, Israel
   Ms. Hanny Ben Israel, LL.M, Kav LaOved ("Worker's 
   Hotline"), Israel

10:45 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30

Session 6:
Immigration and Health

Prof. Ada Zohar, Ruppin Academic Center, Israel 
   Ms. Jacqueline Weekers, Senior Migrant Health Officer, WHO , 
   Prof. Alex Leventhal, Ministry of Health, Israel 
   Prof. Morton Beiser, Ryerson University, Canada 
   Dr. Rafi Youngman, Ruppin Academic Center,  Israel   

12:30 - 12:45

Coffee Break

12:45 - 14:15

Session 7:
Immigrants and the Economic Arena 

   Dr. Sibylle Heilbrunn, Ruppin Academic Center, Israel
   Prof. Yitchak Haberfeld, Tel Aviv Univrsity, Israel 
   Dr. Anastasia Gorodzeiskaya, Juan March Institute, Spain
   Mr. Erez Halfon, Israel Chairman - Nefesh B'Nefesh
   Dr. Sigal Shelach, JDC-Israel TEVET Employment Initiative

14:15 - 15:00

Lunch Break

15:00 - 16:30

Round Table:
Immigrant discussing Immigration

   Mr. Amir Mizroch, Executive Editor, The Jerusalem Post, Israel
   MK Avraham Michaeli, Knesset, Israel
   Mr. Dmitry Apartsev, Director General, Ministry of Immigrant 
   Absorption, Israel
   Mrs. Nino Abesadze, Journalist, Israel 
   Mr. Takele Mekonen, Program Coordinator, Ruppin Academic 
   Center, Israel
   Mr. Danny Oberman, Executive Vice President of Israel Operations, 
   Nefesh B'Nefesh, Israel  

16:30 - 16:45

Coffee Break

16:45 - 17:30

Closing remarks and farewell

From academic knowledge to social policy- an open discussion: 
   Prof. Moshe Semyonov, Tel Aviv University, Chairman of the
   Academic Committee, Ruppin International conference

Farwell Address: 
   Prof. Shosh Arad,
President, Ruppin Academic Center


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