Thank you for your interest in AABGU and our fabulous Great Lakes Region! Ben-Gurion University is a catalyst for the advancement of science, medicine, technology, education, social policy, and more.

With cutting-edge research in cyber and homeland security, alternative energy, desert and water research, global health, medical technologies, Israel studies, culture and Jewish thought, high-tech and robotics, among others, the University exemplifies the famous quote of our namesake, David Ben-Gurion, who said, “In Israel, in order to be a realist you must believe in miracles.”

We welcome the opportunity to speak with you about Israel and keep you connected to Ben-Gurion University. We can provide opportunities to meet BGU faculty, offer information about research and programs that interest you, and assist in planning a visit to BGU during your next trip to Israel.

We look forward to getting to know you and helping you find the most meaningful and impactful way to connect to BGU.


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Johalmy Brazoban
Development Associate

Phone:

212-687-7721


No upcoming events are scheduled in this region.

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Northwestern University President Morton Shapiro, BGU President Prof. Rivka Carmi, and AABGU CEO Doug Seserman
Learning from BGU Faculty: BGU Prof. Ofer Shiff and Ken Tucker

Learning from BGU Faculty: BGU Prof. Ofer Shiff and Ken Tucker

Gaining Knowledge from the Desert: Sam Fields; Dror Zetouni; former AABGU Board Member Stew Flink; and Zin Cohort III Fellow David Harkavy

Gaining Knowledge from the Desert: Sam Fields; Dror Zetouni; former AABGU Board Member Stew Flink; and Zin Cohort III Fellow David Harkavy

Ted Banks; America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago (AICC) Executive Director Michael Schmitt; AABGU Great Lakes Regional Director Robyn Schneider; BGU Prof. Shimon Rachmilevitch; AICC President Susan Rosenstein

Ted Banks; America-Israel Chamber of Commerce Chicago (AICC) Executive Director Michael Schmitt; AABGU Great Lakes Regional Director Robyn Schneider; BGU Prof. Shimon Rachmilevitch; AICC President Susan Rosenstein

Allen Lapporte, Prof. Ilan Shelef, AABGU Board Member Ernie Simon, Alan Cahn Cindy Franklin, Judith Simon and Janet Jablow Arline and Mort Doblin at the American Associates Reception at BGU’s 44th Board of Governors Meeting in Beer-Sheva (Clockwise) BGU President Prof. Rivka Carmi, Michele Lopatin Taylor, Lindsey Lopatin, Larry Goodman Lester Crown and BGU President Prof. Rivka Carmi The Great Lakes delegation to AABGU’s Journey Through the Jewish Balkans: Alan Cahn, Marcia Cahn, Ernie Simon, Judith Simon and Allen Lapporte Mark Brickman, BGU Prof. Eilon Adar and AABGU Zin Fellow Jason Gottlieb

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