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BGU President Meets Prince William

BGU President Meets Prince William

June 27, 2018

Leadership, Awards & Events

A lively exchange ensued at the formal reception on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at the residence of David Quarrey, British Ambassador to Israel, when Prince William found out that Ben-Gurion University of the Negev President Prof. Rivka Carmi was a pediatrician.

After mentioning to her that there was a shortage of pediatricians in the United Kingdom, Prof. Carmi, who is due to step down as president in December, told the prince without missing a beat, “I’m available as of January 1st.”

Prince William and BGU President Prof. Rivka Carmi

Prof. Carmi received an honorary knighthood, Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE), in 2015. She was one of only a handful of people from academia and the sciences in Israel invited to meet with the Duke of Cambridge during the reception.