The 3rd Ruppin International Conference on
Immigration and Social Integration:

Migration trends over the past quarter century

 
Ruppin Academic Center, Israel

May 19-20, 2014



 
 
 
 
Monday, 19th  May
 
Greetings:
 
Prof. Shosh Arad, President, Ruppin Academic Center, Israel
 
MK (member of Knesset) Mr. Shimon Solomon
 
Mr. Rany Trainin, Deputy Chairperson of the Executive of the Jewish Agency, Israel
 
Mr. Yehiel Leket, Chairman Zionisim and settlement, Jewish National fund (KKL)
 
Mrs. Emily Furman, Chairperson of the Public Council. The Institute for Immigration & Social Integration, Ruppin Academic Center.
 
Moderator:
Dr. Dvora Blum, Director, the Institute for Immigration & Social Integration, Israel
 
 
 
 
 
Plenary Speech:
 
Speaker:
Prof. Katharine Donato, Vanderbilt University, USA
 
 
 
 
Plenary Panel: Migration trends over the past quarter century
 
Chair:
Prof. Sergio DellaPergola, Hebrew University (Israel)

Discussants:

 
Prof. Howard  Duncan, head of the International Metropolis Project (Canada)
 
Prof. Gallya Lahav, Stony Brook University ( USA)
 
Mr. Richard Lewis, Institute for European Studies (Belgium)
 
 
 
 
Public opinion , social exclusion and integration
 
Chair:
Prof. Leah Achdut, Ruppin Academic Center (Israel)
 
 
 
Migration movements
 
Chair:
Prof' Amnon Caspi, Ruppin Academic center

 
 
 
Migration and children
 
 
Chair:
Dr. Rita Sever, The Hebrew University (Israel)

 
 
 
 
 
Migration and labor market
 
Chair:
Ms.  Noa Kaufman , Kav Laoved organization (Israel)

 
 
 
 
Educational system
 
 
Chair:
Mr. Muhammad Darawshe, Givat Haviva Center (Israel)

 
 
 
 
 
Immigrant families
 
 
 
 
 
Migration policy and law
 
Chair:
Ms. Merav Abrahams, Population and Immigration Authority (Israel)

 
 
 
Language  and Identity
 
Chair:
Ms. Michal Avera Samuel, Fidel Association (Israel)

 
 
 
Dinner in honor of Prof. Moshe Semyonov
 
Cultural  event:  
The  grand  opening  of  the  Israeli  artist  Meir 
Pichhadze's solo exhibition
 

 

Tuesday, May 20
 
 
 
Opening remarks:

Ms. Avigail Kormes , Grants Officer, Civil and 
Human Rights, NIF
 
Plenary Panel: policy implications  related to asylum seekers

Moderator:
Ms. Walpurga Englbrecht , UNHCR representative in Israel

 
Discussants:
 
Attorney Daniel Solomon, Population & Immigration Authority (Israel) 

Ms. Yael Ben Yefet, Council member of Tel Aviv Municipality & director of the Democratic Mizrahi Rainbow. (Israel)
 
Ms. Aliza Olmert, Planning of early childhood quality services for the foreign community in Tel Aviv (Israel).
 
Ms. Samrawit Solomon, Eritrean Community Women's Center (Israel)
 
 
 
 Migration policies and practices
 
Chair:
Advocate Reut Michaeli, Hotline for refugees and Migrant 
(Israel)
 
 
 
 
Health and migration
 
Chair:
Prof. Bracha Rager, Ben-Gurion University (Israel)

 
Social Determinants of Overweight among Immigrants in Europe, Prof. Paul Dourgnon & Prof. Yasser Moullan (France) The Presentation
 
Health and Migration: Data from healthy cities profile. Dr. Yael Bar- Zeev, MD, Israel Healthy Cities Network (Israel).
 
Dr. Anat Jaffe, MD, Constructing a project for improving theaccessibility of health services to the Ethiopian community (Israel)
 
 
 
Social integration of immigrants
 
Chair:
Prof. Noah Lewin-Epstein, Tel Aviv University (Israel)
 
 
 
 
 
Health system
 
Chair:
Dr. Adaya Barkay , Physicians for Human Rights (Israel)

 
Mental Health Intervention Science for Displaced Populations: Pilot Evaluation of Transdiagnsotic Model, Mrs. Kim Yuval, Mr. Aladin Abuelkhairt & Dr. Amit Bernstein (Israel)
 
 
 
Economic integration and migration
 
Chair:
Ms. Michal Tzuk, Ministry of Economic (Israel)

 
 
 
 
Civic society and migration
 
 
 
The role of migrant organizations in integration processes and poverty reduction, Mr. Joris Wauters, Mrs. Sylvie Van Dam & Dr. hristof Van Mol (Belgium)
 
 
 
 
 
Posters session:
by students of the MA program of 
Immigration & Social Integration in Ruppin
 
 
Gender and migration
 
Chair:
Dr. Aviva Zeltzer Zubida, Jewish Agency For Israel (Israel)

 
Immigrant Communities and Women's Labor Force Participation, Mrs. Debora P. Birger and Mr. Erez A. Marantz (Israel & USA) - The Presentation
 
 
 
Multiculturalism
 
 
 
 
Immigrant communities
 
Chair:
Prof. Hilary Silver, Brown University (USA)

 
 
 
 
 
Closing panel: Immigration to Israel in historical perspective

Chair:
Mr. Eric Michaelson, Nefesh B'Nefesh (Israel).

Prof. Moshe Semyonov, Tel Aviv University (Israel)

 
Prof. Kobi Metzer, The Open University of Israel and The Hebrew University (Israel).
 
 
 


 



 

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