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FIRG Seminar with Eli Hurvitz: "A Startup Nation Prepared: The Role of Catalytic Philanthropy in Israel's Quest for Excellence"

Speaker

Eli Hurvitz, Executive Director of the Eddie & Jules Trump Family Foundation, Israel

Israel experienced a sharp decline in the number of its high achievers in mathematics in high schools between 2006 and 2012. The steep falloff placed the "start-up nation" at risk and was cause for public alarm. This talk tells the story of how Israel awoke to this trouble and articulates the strategy that enabled it to reverse and restore its performance. The talk will emphasize the role played within this strategy by catalytic philanthropy.

Categories

Teaching & Classroom Learning, Israel focus, Leadership, Ethics, Human Rights, Civic Engagement/Social Action, Natural Sciences, Lecture/Talk, Panel/Seminar/Colloquium, Research, Technology, & Information Session