A festive luncheon to celebrate the Clore Garden and Clore Prize
L to R: Dame Vivien Duffield and Dr. Rita Schmidt
The annual Clore Luncheon was held on November 11. This year, the event honored Dame Vivien Duffield and the Clore Israel Foundation for their support for the renewal and expansion of the Clore Garden of Science. Dame Vivien Duffield also conferred the Sir Charles Clore Prize on a new, outstanding scientist, Dr. Rita Schmidt from the Department of Neuriobiology, an expert in brain imaging whose work has implications for a range of avenues of neuroscience research.
Dana Weiss, Chief Political Analyst of Israel’s Channel 12 News, gave the keynote address, discussing the deadlock in the formation of the Knesset and key issues in Israeli politics and society.