Honorary Doctor of Philosophy
Doctor Philosophiae Honoris Causa
היפוסוליפל דובכ רוטקוד
||Sheldon G. Adelson / ןוסלדא 'ג ןודלש
Sheldon G. Adelson, Chairman of the Board and principal owner of Las Vegas Sands Corp, has had a six- decade
career in the US and Asia as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He owned his first business by the time he was
12 and in the years that followed he worked as a mortgage broker, investment adviser and financial consultant. Mr.
Adelson has created and developed more than 50 different companies, among them Comdex, the world' s largest
trade show for the computer industry. Adelson is married to Dr. Miriam Adelson of Tel Aviv, a graduate of TAU' s
Sackler School of Medicine. Together, the Adelsons are supporters and benefactors of numerous Jewish and Israeli
organizations. In 2002, President Bush appointed Adelson to the US Holocaust Memorial Council.
||Stewart M. Colton /ןוטלוק .מ טראויטס|
Stewart Colton, formerly an entrepreneur and international manufacturer and supplier to the electronics industry,
is today a private investor. He is very active in Jewish and Israeli organizations in the areas of education, music and
medicine, and is also on the board of the Washington Institute of Near East Studies. He is a longtime benefactor
and leader of Tel Aviv University, having chaired the National Board of the TAU American Council and serving today
as Vice Chairman of the TAU Board of Governors and board member of the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies.
||Samuel Fredrick Edwards /
סדרואדא קירדרפ לאומס|
Internationally renowned as a pioneer of condensed matter physics, Sir Samuel Frederick Edwards was born in
Wales, gained his bachelor' s and master' s degrees at Cambridge University, and earned his doctorate at Harvard
University. He served as the Cavendish Professor of Physics at Cambridge, as Chairman of the Department of
Physics from 1984 to 1988, and later as Pro- Vice- Chancellor of Cambridge from 1992 to 1995. Prof. Edwards has
published over 250 research papers, as well as several books and scientific reports. He has been a Fellow of the
Royal Society since 1966 and was knighted in 1975. He has held a long line of senior scientific leadership positions
in the UK and Europe, and has received many prestigious prizes in his field.
||Joseph Martin (Joschka) Fisher / רשיפ ןיטרמ (הקשוי) ףזוי
Joschka Fischer, former apprentice photographer, automobile factory worker, taxi driver and bookshop clerk, joined
the German left wing movement in 1967 and took part in radical demonstrations. He later renounced radical politics
and joined the newly founded German Green Party, becoming Minister for the Environment in the German state of
Hesse from 1985 to 1987 and again from 1991 to 1994. Later on, he served as co- chairman of the Green Party in
the Bundestag, and as German Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor in the government of Gerhard Schröder from
1998 to 2005.
||John Gandel / לדנג ןו'ג|
John Gandel, Chairman of the Gandel Group of Companies, is one of Australia s foremost businessmen and
entrepreneurs, and a leading and influential figure in the Jewish community of Australia. Since 1990, he has held
the title of Officer of the Order of Australia ( AO) . He received the National Defense Medal in 1994, the National
Service Commemorative Medal in 2002, and the Centenary Medal in 2003. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute
of Management and of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and is very active in community initatives in
the areas of medicine, care for the aged, arts, sports and Jewish life.
||Amalia Kahana-Carmon / ןומרכ-אנהכ הילמע|
Born in Kibbutz Ein Harod, Amalia Kahana-Carmon grew up in Tel Aviv. In 1948, as a student of Hebrew language,
literature and Bible at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, she joined the Negev Brigade of the Palmach and
took an active role in several campaigns. After the War of Independence, Kahana- Carmon returned to her studies,
graduating eventually in 1964 with a degree in library studies. She subsequently spent several years working in
England, Switzerland and the US, as well as in Israel as an academic librarian at Tel Aviv University's Sourasky
Central Library. She has published six books and is a laureate of the most prestigious literary awards in Israel,
including the Israel Prize, the President's Prize and the Bialik Prize.
||Liz Mohn / ןהומ זיל|
As Chairperson of the Board of the Bertelsmann Asset Management Group, the world' s largest media corporation,
Liz Mohn is "first lady" to more than 82,000 Bertelsmann employees in more than 50 countries. She also serves as
Deputy Chair of the Bertelsmann Foundation, which, under her guidance, has initiated the " New Voices" program
for young opera singers together with diverse medical, healthcare and educational projects for all age groups in
Germany and Israel. Ms. Mohn founded the German Stroke Aid Foundation and is a recipient of the medal of honor
of Germany' s Order of Merit and also of the service medal of the German Medical Society. She is the first woman to
be a member of the Club of Rome, a global think tank based in Hamburg, and has received international recognition
for her diverse initiatives and philanthropic work.
|| Felix Posen / ןזופ סקילפ|
Born in Berlin, Felix Posen fled to the US with his family in 1938 and, after graduating from Johns Hopkins University,
he went into business as a hides and oils trader. Following service in the Korean War, he continued to trade in
metals, emigrated to London and became a founding partner of a company trading in oil metals, minerals and coal
where he remained until his retirement. Mr. Posen has become one of the leading figures in the world today in
the promotion of Jewish culture. Since retiring from his worldwide business activities, he has devoted his energy
and talents to disseminating Jewish studies in Israel, the United States and Europe with the goal of bringing the
knowledge of ancient and modern Judaism to secular Jewish communities throughout the world.
||Gerald W. Schwartz /
ץרווש 'ו דלר'ג |
Gerald Schwartz, a Canadian industrialist and businessman, founded Onex, the leading company in Canada for the
electronics industry, in 1983 and cofounded its predecessor CanWest Global Communications Inc. in 1977. He is
Vice Chairman and a Member of the Executive Committee of Mount Sinai Hospital and is Director, Governor or
Trustee of a number of other organizations including the Bank of Nova Scotia, Junior Achievement of Toronto, the
Simon Wiesenthal Center and the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews. A graduate of Harvard Business School,
Schwartz is a supporter of higher education, the arts, and welfare programs in Canada and Israel.
||Michael H. Steinhart /
טרהנייטש 'ה לאכימ|
Michael Steinhardt entered the field of money management over 30 years ago. He began his career as a research
associate, staff writer and securities analyst before launching his own company Steinhardt Partners L. P. Upon his
retirement, Mr. Steinhardt decided to devote his time and fortune largely to the causes of the Jewish world. These
have included the Israel Museum, Hillel and its Steinhardt Jewish Campus Services Corps. , and the creation of the
Jewish Life Network ( JLN) of which he is a primary funder. Mr. Steinhardt is the founding co- chairman of Taglit -
birthright Israel and one of the new ownership group of Israel' s leading bank, Bank Hapoalim. He has served as the
Chairman of the Tel Aviv University Board of Governors since 2000.