Israel Spirit of Creativity@HKUST – Prof. Yakobson Talk and Film Screening


Talk: Learning,creativity, entrepreneurship  - from the Jewish diaspora to the State of Israel

Date:  11 November, 2016 (Friday)

Time: 4:30PM

Venue: Lo Ka Chung (IAS) Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus

Free Admission -  Open Seating

Prof. Alexander Yakobson

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Prof. Alexander Yakobson was born in Moscow 1959. His family immigrated to Israel 1973. He earned a BA in History and Political Science, Hebrew University in 1985; MA in Ancient History, Hebrew University, 1989; and PhD in Ancient History, Hebrew University 1995. His PhD dissertation was entitled "Elections and canvassing in the late Roman Republic." From 1995 – 1997, he served as lecturer in Ancient History, Haifa University; 1998, lecturer in Ancient History, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; 2000, senior lecturer, Ancient History, Hebrew University; 2011, associate professor, Ancient History, Hebrew University; and in 2012, Research Fellow, David Hartman Institute in Jerusalem.



Film Screening: Jellyfish

Date:  11 November, 2016 (Friday)

Time: 6:00PM

Venue: Lo Ka Chung (IAS) Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus

Free Admission -  Open Seating

Directors: Shira Geffen, Etgar Keret

Writer: Shira Geffen

Meduzot (the Hebrew word for jellyfish) tells the story of three very different Israeli women living in Tel Aviv whose intersecting stories weave an unlikely portrait of modern Israeli life. Batya, a catering waitress, takes in a young child apparently abandoned at a local beach. Batya is one of the servers at the wedding reception of Keren, a young bride who breaks her leg in trying to escape from a locked toilet stall, which ruins her chance at a romantic honeymoon in the Caribbean. One of the guests is Joy, a Philippine chore woman attending the event with her employer, and who doesn’t speak any Hebrew (she communicates mainly in English), and who is guilt-ridden after having left her young son behind in the Philippines. 


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