The Weizmann Institute’s 64th annual convening of the International and Executive Boards
In a week that celebrated the best of science and the friendship and support of the Weizmann global community, the Weizmann Institute’s International and Executive Boards convened for their 64th annual meeting to reflect on last year’s successes and chart the way forward.
As 2012 marked 60 years since the passing of the Institute’s founder and the first president of the State of Israel, Dr. Chaim Weizmann, the events of the four-day gathering (November 11-14) were infused with a celebration of his life and vision. That vision was for a vibrant Jewish state with institutions of higher learning—particularly in the sciences—as a cardinal element driving Israel’s ingenuity, economic health, and physical security, while benefitting the state of humanity.
The opening night’s festivities included a film, narrated by Israeli actor Alex Ansky of the Habima National Theatre of Israel, a concert by the Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion, conducted by Daniel Cohen, with a special appearance of pianist Roman Rabinovich.
In addition to the working meetings of the Board and its committees, the week included the awarding of the Sir Charles Clore Prize and the Kimmel Prize, the unveiling of inscriptions of new names on the International Donor Wall, and a series of special dedication events honoring recent major gifts in areas from scientific archaeology to alternative energy.
Click here for a picture gallery of the events.