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Israel's Bar-Ilan Hosts Chicago Summit 2012

The Bar-Ilan School of Communication of Israel is organizing a week of events in Chicago and the suburbs beginning Tuesday, May 1 and continuing through Sunday May 6.

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PRLog (Press Release) - Apr. 17, 2012 - CHICAGO -   The world is at a crucial crossroads and the Middle East – and Israel in particular – is at its junction.   The Bar-Ilan School of Communication of Israel is organizing a week of events in Chicago and the suburbs beginning Tuesday, May 1 and continuing through Sunday May 6.

Just a few days before the NATO summit will take place in Chicago, participants will have the opportunity to listen to academic experts and ask them the questions they need answered.   Bar-Ilan is reaching out to Jews and Christians; men and women; and people of different nationalities, who will be impacted by current events and where they may lead.   The six-day event features presentations, lectures and panel discussions.   A complete schedule of dates, speakers, topics and locations for Today’s Middle East: Challenges, Leadership, Communications is listed below.   Advance reservations are required for some events and the public is encouraged to contact individual venues to reserve a seat.   Information about the Bar-Ilan School of Communications is available on the website at www.BIU-SC.com and the calendar of all events can be found on http://www.biu-sc.com/Calendar.php

Eighteen organizations are supporting Chicago Summit 2012.   Partners include: The University of Chicago;  the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce;  JCRC,; Israel Bonds;   B’nei Ruven Synagogue;   Hellenic Republic, Consul of Greece;   National Strategy Forum;   Hellenic American Leadership Council;   The Decalogue Society of Lawyers;   Jewish Judges Association;   The Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest;  the Anti Defamation League (ADL);   B’nai Tikva Jewish Northshore Community Synagogue;   the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago;   Friends of Israel;   StandWithUs;  Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel;   Lake Shore Drive Synagogue;   and the Jewish United Fund (JUF).

Calendar of Events:

Commerce, New Media, Israel                    
Professor Sam Lehman-Wilzig                    
Tuesday, May 1, 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.                  
Bank Leumi Chicago, 1 N. LaSalle, Suite 200, Chicago, IL   60602, (312) 781-1800

Public Diplomacy as a Tool in Israel Advocacy                
Professor Eytan Gilboa                      
Tuesday, May 1, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.                  
Jewish United Fund, 30 S. Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60606, 312-346-6700

The New Anti-Semitism – How Does it Affect Us?              
Professor Eytan Gilboa & Dr. Shai Har-El                  
Tuesday, May 1, 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.                  
B’nei Ruven Synagogue, 6350 North Whipple, West Rogers Park, Chicago, IL  60659, (773) 743-5434

Greece, Israel and the United States – An Emerging Trilateral Alliance in the Middle East    
Professor Eytan Gilboa & Dr. Endy Zemenides, Attorney at Law            
Wednesday, May 2, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.                
Greek Islands, 200 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60661, (312) 782-9855

The Use & Abuse of International Law: The Case for Israel            
Professor Eytan Gilboa, Professor Yaffa Zilbershats & Professor Tom Ginsburg        
Wednesday, May 2, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.                
Decalogue Luncheon, John Marshall Law School, 315 S. Plymouth Ct, Chicago, IL 60604  (312) 427-2737

Today’s Middle East Challenges, Leadership, Communication – Chicago Summit      
Professor Eytan Gilboa and Professor Yaffa Zibershats              
Wednesday, May 2, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.                
Cocktail reception hosted by Consul General Orli and Amos Gil

Israel Brandjacked? – The De-legitimization and Demonization of Israel and How to Combat it    Professor Eytan Gilboa and Professor Guy Golan                
Thursday, May 3, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.                  
Law firm of Drinker Biddle, 191 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 3700, Chicago, IL  60606  (312) 569-1295

Faith to Faith – Engaging Religion in the Middle East Peace Process          
Dr. Shai Har-El and Professor Eytan Gilboa                
Thursday, May 3, 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.                
B’nai Tikva Jewish Northshore Community Synagogue, 1558 Wilmot Rd, Deerfield, IL 60015  847 945 0470

The United States, Israel and Poland: Two Versions of Special Ties          
Professor Eytan Gilboa                      
Friday, May 4, 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.                  
Polish Consulate, 1530 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL   60610  (312) 337-8166

Paradoxes of Religion and State in Israel                
Professor Sam Lehman-Wilzig                    
Friday, May 4, 9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.                  
Trinity Evangelical Seminary, 2065 Half Day Road,  Deerfield, Il   60015  (847) 945-8800

New Middle East – New Media                
Professor Charles Lipson, Professor Eytan Gilboa, Professor Tom Ginsburg, Dr. David Benson  
Friday, May 4, 2–3:30 p.m.
University of Chicago, Kent Hall, Room 107, Political Science Building, Chicago, IL  60637 (773) 702-1234

The Arab Spring – What’s Next?                      
Professor Charles Lipson, Professor Eytan Gilboa, Professor Tom Ginsburg        
Friday, May 4, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.                
University of Chicago, Kent Hall, Room 107, Political Science Building, Chicago, IL  (773) 702-1234

Shabbat Dinner – Shifting Alliances in the Middle East                    
Professor Eytan Gilboa                        
Friday, May 4, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.                          
Anshe Sholom, B’nai Israel, 540 West Melrose, Chicago, IL  60657  (773) 248-9200

The d’var torah, Acharei Mot-Kedoshim              
Professor Sam Lehman-Wilzig                    
Saturday, May 5, 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.                        
Lake Shore Drive Synagogue, 70 East Elm Street,  Chicago, Il 60611, (312) 337-6811

Luncheon – Israel Media in the Spotlight                
Professor Eytan Gilboa                                  
Saturday, May 5, 1:00 p.m. – 2 p.m.                      
Lake Shore Drive Synagogue, 70 East Elm Street, Chicago, IL  60611, (312) 337-6811

The Media Treatment of Israel                    
Professor Eytan Gilboa and Dr. Michael Kotzin                
Sunday, May 6, 10:00 – 10:45 p.m.                      
Elaine Frank JCC, 23280 Old McHenry Road, Lake Zurich, IL  60047, 847.726.0800

Mid East, Mid West – Conclusions                        
Professor Eytan Gilboa                              
May 6, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.                
Riverwoods, IL  

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