In a very dignified international ceremony at Tel Aviv University, The Cameri Theatre was awarded the university Honorary Associate degree for its contribution to Israeli culture and Israeli society with its outstanding rich repertory of Israeli and international drama that speaks to Israeli multi cultural and multi lingual society.
Other participants in the ceremony were internationally distinguished scientists, philanthropers, and artists who contributed significantly to society.
They were awarded with Honorary Doctorate degrees.
The Recepients of Tel Aviv University Honorary Doctorate Degree
Ronnie C. Chan
Ronnie Chan is Chairman of Hang Lung Properties with over $11 billion investments at present in building commercial complexes in Mainland China. He founded and chairs China Heritage Fund, is co-founding director of Forbidden City Cultural Heritage Conservation Foundation, Beijing, and is an Advisor and former Vice President of China Development Research Foundation in Beijing. Chan is also Co-Chair of the Board of Asia Society (New York). He serves or has served on the governing or advisory bodies of several think tanks and universities, including the World Economic Forum, Tsinghua University, and University of Southern California. (133 words)
Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Check Point Software Technologies technology. Shwed chairs the Executive Committee of the TAU Youth University, as well as the Yecholot Association founded by the Rashi Foundation, which works to reduce the dropout rates in high schools. Shwed is a TAU Governor and founder of the University’s Check Point Institute for Information Security. 135 words
HE Fernando Henrique Cardoso
Fernando Henrique served two terms as President of Brazil from 1995 to 2003. He was a professor of sociology and political science at the University of Sao Paulo, member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2005, he was recognized as one of the world’s 100 major public intellectuals in a survey conducted by the magazines Prospect and Foreign Policy.
Professor Paul Zimmet
Prof. Paul Zimmet is Foundation Director of the International Diabetes Institute and Director Emeritus of the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute in Melbourne. He has served on numerous international diabetes committees, including for the World Health Organization and the International Diabetes Federation, of which he is also Honorary President. He has published over 850 scientific papers, chapters and reviews, and is one of the most highly cited scientists in his field.
Prof. David Sankoff
David Sankoff holds the Canada Research Chair in Mathematical Genomics at the University of Ottawa. A researcher of bioinformatics and the evolution of species for 45 years, he was co-editor of the milestone first book on computational biology in 1983. He is the recipient of Oxford University’s Weldon Memorial Prize and the Association Francophone pour le Savoir Medal among other awards.
Israeli poet and creative writing teacher Agi Mishol was born in Transylvania in 1946 to Hungarian Holocaust survivors, making aliyah with her family at the age of 4. She has published 16 volumes of poetry, including a retrospective collection of all her works published in 2003. Some of her poems have been set to music and others translated into English and published in the United States under the title, Look There (Graywolf Press). Mishol has received the Prime Minister’s Award and the Yehuda Amihai Prize.
Paulina Luisa Mizrahi de Deutsch
Paulina (Polly) Mizrahi de Deutsch is a Governor of Tel Aviv University and has served as President of its Argentinean Friends Association since 1995. A professional social worker with extensive experience working in non-profit organizations, she is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires. Aires. In 1998, together with her late husband, Jorge, she founded the Deutsch Institute of Computer Science at Tel Aviv University.
The Cameri Theater, recipient of Honorary Fellowship
Celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, the Cameri is Tel Aviv’s municipal theater. With six auditoria, it is Israel’s largest theatrical venue and has a repertoire featuring both classic and contemporary productions from Israel and abroad. Frequently invited to perform overseas, the Cameri’s productions have garnered over 100 awards, including the Israel Prize for Lifetime Achievement and Special Contribution to the State of Israel. The Cameri is led by General Director Noam Semel and Artistic Director Omri Nitzan. 128 words