June 7 2012

“Israel: Oasis of Innovation” with Nadav Kidron

“Israel: Oasis of Innovation”

How has Israel emerged as a leader in high tech and innovation? What are some of the latest developments coming from this small country? Nadav Kidron mixes stories, anecdotes, data and video to paint a picture of an improbable digital oasis in the Middle East.

From a lunchtime lecture held on June 7th 2012. Click here to go to the JBD event page.

Nadav Kidron is the CEO of Oramed Pharmaceuticals. Oramed has developed a cutting-edge platform technology allowing the oral administration of injectable-only drugs. This technology is based on over 25 years of research at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem.

Oramed’s oral insulin has produced very promising results in clinical trials, and stands to enter FDA-approved Phase 2 trials in the US at the end of the calendar year; its oral GLP-1 analog is expected to move into Phase 2a trials in Q3 2012. Each of these products alone could pave the way to a new paradigm in the treatment of diabetes, and together present a treatment potential currently unavailable in the medical repertoire.

The company is endorsed and directed by prominent leaders in the field of research and development.

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May 21 2012

Akiva Hamilton - “From morally bankrupt to financially bankrupt”

“From morally bankrupt to financially bankrupt”

As Israel’s enemies open up new fronts – the BDS, flotillas and flytillas – hear about how Shurat HaDin (Israel Law Centre) is finding innovative ways to fight back.

From a breakfast lecture held on May 18th 2012. Click here to go to the JBD event page.

Akiva (Andrew) Hamilton joined Shurat HaDin after a career as a corporate/ high-tech lawyer. Previously rated as one of Australia's most inspirational in-house lawyers, Akiva has a history of successful litigation against injustice and has won two cases in the High Court of Australia - one led to a High Court ruling which significantly changed Australia's legal interpretation of an international convention, and the other led to a landmark Full Federal Court judgment relating to the definition of illegal pyramid selling.

Since joining Shurat HaDin, Akiva has exposed Australia's largest charity, World Vision, as using AusAID provided taxpayer dollars in Gaza to fund an arm of the proscribed terrorist group the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. In addition to extensive press coverage, the breach of criminal anti-terror provisions and misuse of taxpayers funds is being investigated at the Federal Police, AusAID and political levels.

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