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Review Committees 2017

ARCHAEOLOGY AND NATURAL SCIENCES

Prof. Graeme Barker, CHAIRPERSON
McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom

Prof. Daniel Bradley
Molecular Population Genetics 
Smurfit Institute of Genetics 
Trinity College Dublin 
Ireland

Prof. Israel Finkelstein
The Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures
The Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology
Tel Aviv University
Israel

Prof. Julia Lee-Thorp
Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art
University of Oxford
United Kingdom

 

LITERATURE

Prof. Robert Alter, CHAIRPERSON
Department of Near Eastern Studies
University of California
USA

Prof. Françoise Meltzer
Divinity School
University of Chicago
USA

Prof. Tova Rosen
Department of Hebrew Literature
Tel Aviv University
Israel

Prof. Lois Parkinson Zamora
Department of English
University of Houston
USA

 

ASTRONOMY

Prof. Richard Ellis, FRS, CHAIRPERSON
European Southern Observatory
Germany

Prof. Julianne Dalcanton
Department of Astronomy
University of Washington
USA

Prof. Dan Maoz
School of Physics & Astronomy
The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences
Tel Aviv University
Israel

Prof. Scott Tremaine, FRS
Institute for Advanced Study
School of Natural Sciences
Princeton University
USA

Review Committees 2016

Social History – New Directions

Prof. Jay M. Winter , CHAIRPERSON
Charles J. Stille Professor of History
Department of History
Yale University
Connecticut
USA

Prof. Lyndal Roper, FBA, FAHA, FRHistS
Oriel College
University of Oxford
Oxford
United Kingdom

Prof. Antoine Prost
University of Paris, Sorbonne
Paris
France

Prof. Billie Melman
Professor of History, FRHistS
Henri Glasberg Chair of European Studies
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv
Israel

 

Combatting Poverty

Prof. Angus Deaton, CHAIRPERSON
Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs 
Woodrow Wilson School
Princeton University
New Jersey
USA

Prof. Rebecca M. Blank
Chancellor
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin
USA

Ms. Martine Durand
Chief Statistician and Director of Statistics
OECD
Paris
France

Lord Nicholas Stern
Chair, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment
London School of Economics
London
United Kingdom

Prof. Elhanan Helpman
Eitan Berglas School of Economics
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv
Israel

 

Nanoscience

Prof. Alan Heeger, CHAIRPERSON
Department of Physics and Materials Department
University of California, Santa Barbara
California
USA

Prof. Eva Y. Andrei
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Rutgers University
New Jersey
USA

Prof. Pieter R. Cullis, FRSC
Director, Life Sciences Institute
University of British Columbia
Vancouver
Canada

Prof. Yael Hanein
Director
Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv  
Israel

Review Committees 2014

History and Memory

Prof. K. E. Fleming                        CHAIRPERSON
The Alexander S. Onassis Professor of Hellenic Culture and Civilization
Deputy Provost
Department of History
New York University
USA

Prof. Gilles Pecout
Département d’histoire
Ecole Normale Superieure
Paris
France

Prof. Timothy Snyder
Bird White Housum Professor of History
Department of History
Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut
USA

Prof. Shulamit Volkov
School of History
Faculty of Humanities
Tel Aviv University
Israel

 

Combatting Memory Loss

Dr. Alfred Gilman, M.D., Ph.D.                       CHAIRPERSON
Department of Pharmacology
The University of Texas Southwestern 
Medical Center
Dallas, Texas
USA

Prof. Tobias Bonhoeffer
Max-Planck-Institut für Neurobiologie   
Am Klopferspitz 18                                         
Munich
Germany

Prof. Thomas M. Jessell 
Department of Neuroscience 
Department of  Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
Columbia University 
New York, NY 
USA

Prof. Robert Malenka
Nancy Friend Pritzker Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Stanford School of Medicine
Stanford, CA
USA

Prof. Daniel M. Michaelson
Department of Neurobiology
George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences
Tel Aviv University
Israel

 

Artificial Intelligence and the Digital Mind

Dr. W. Daniel Hillis                                           CHAIRPERSON
Co-Chairman and Chief Technology Officer
Applied Minds, llc
Glendale, California
USA

Dr. Alan Kay
President
Viewpoints Research Institute
Glendale, California
USA

Dr. Philippe Lacour-Gayet
Philippe Lacour-GayetCo-Founder and Treasurer
The IDO Organisation
C/O Services Techniques Schlumberger
Paris
France

Mr. Joseph Vardi
High-tech Entrepreneur
Israel

Prof. Nachum Dershowitz
The Blavatnik School of Computer Science
Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences
Tel Aviv University
Israel

 

Review Committees 2015

Retrieving the Past: Historians and Their Sources

Prof. Jeremy I. Adelman, CHAIRPERSON
Henry Charles Lea Professor of History
and Director of the Global History Lab 
Department of History
Princeton University
USA

Prof. Carol Gluck
George Sansom Professor of History
and Professor of East Asian Language and Cultures
Department of History
Columbia University
New York 
USA

Prof. Aviad Kleinberg
School of Historical Studies
The Lester and Sally Entin Faculty of Humanities
Tel Aviv University
Israel

Prof. Antoine Lilti
Directeur d’etudes EHESS
L’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
GEHM
Paris
France

 

Information Revolution

Prof. Leonard Kleinrock, CHAIRPERSON
Distinguished Professor
Computer Science Department
Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Sciences  
University of California
Los Angeles
USA

Prof. Anita Jones
University Professor Emerita
Department of Computer Science
School of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Virginia
USA

Prof. Louis Pouzin
President
Open-Route.eu
Paris
France 

Mr. Joseph Vardi
High-tech Entrepreneur
Israel

 

Bioinformatics

Prof. Roger D. Kornberg, CHAIRPERSON
Winzer Professor in Medicine
Department of Structural Biology
Stanford University School of Medicine
USA

Prof. Arne Elofsson
Science for Life Laboratory
Stockholm University
Sweden

Prof. Michael Levitt
Department of Structural Biology
Stanford University School of Medicine
USA

Prof. Ron Shamir
The Blavatnik School of Computer Science
Raymond and Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Science
Tel Aviv University
Israel

Review Committees 2013

Classics, The Modern Legacy Of The Ancient World

Prof. Richard Saller – CHAIRMAN
Dean
School of Humanities and Sciences
Stanford University
USA

Prof. Margalit Finkelberg
Department of Classics
The Faculty of Humanities
Tel Aviv University
Israel

Prof. Francois Hartog
Président
l'École des hautes études en sciences sociales
Directeur d'études EHESS
Paris, France

Prof. Benjamin Isaac 
Department of Classics
The Faculty of Humanities
Tel Aviv University
Israel

Prof. Jonathan Lear
Department of Philosophy
University of Chicago
USA

 

Ideas, Public Intellectuals And Contemporary Philosophers

Prof. Anthony Grafton - CHAIRMAN
Department of History
Princeton University
USA

Prof. Fouad Ajami
Hoover Institution
Stanford University
USA

Dr. Dan Socolow
Former Director of the MacArthur Fellows Program
MacArthur Foundation
USA

Prof. Eyal Zisser
Dean, Faculty of Humanities
Tel Aviv University
Israel

 

Preventive Medicine

Prof. Harvey V. Fineberg - CHAIRMAN
President, Institute of Medicine
National Academy of Sciences
Washington, DC
USA

Prof. Julie Gerberding
President, Merck's vaccine unit
New Jersey
USA

Prof. Philippe Kourilsky
Honorary Director-General of the Institut Pasteur
Institut Veolia Environnement
Chair of Molecular Immunology, College de France
Paris
France

Prof. Yosef Shiloh
Dept. of Human Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry
The Sackler Faculty of Medicine
Tel Aviv University
Israel

Review Committees 2012

History/Biography

Prof. Niall Ferguson     -   CHAIRPERSON
Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies
Harvard university
Cambridge, MA, USA

Dr. Amanda Foreman
Historian and Writer
USA

Dr. Andrew Roberts
Historian and Biographer
USA

Prof. Anita Shapira
Professor of History
Faculty of Humanities
Tel Aviv University, Israel

 

Plastic Arts

Prof. Philippe de Montebello     -   CHAIRPERSON
Former Director
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Professor in the History and Culture of Museums
Institute of Fine Arts
New York University, USA

Mr. Christophe Cherix
The Chief Curator of Prints and Illustrated Books
The Museum of Modern Art
Manhattan, NY, USA

Mr. Okwui Enwezor
Director
Haus der Kunst, München, Germany
Professor
Institute of Fine Arts
New York University, USA

Ms. Suzanne Landau
Chief Curator of the Arts
The Israel Museum
Jerusalem, Israel

Ms. Christine Macel
Chief Curator
Musée national d’art moderne
Paris, France

Genome Research

Prof. Robert H. Waterston         -       CHAIRPERSON    
Professor of Biomedical Sciences
Chair, Department of Genome Sciences
University of Washington
USA

Dr. David B. Goldstein
Distinguished University Professor
Director
Center for Human Genome Variation
Durham, North Carolina
USA

Prof. Stephen Quake
Professor of Bioengineering and Applied Physics
Stanford University
Stanford, California
USA

Dr. Jean Weissenbach
Genoscope, Institut de Génomique
Evry
France