The school is proud to work alongside the two companies, said Ben-Gurion University President Rivka Carmi
, This new initiative will join the successful ongoing BGU-EMC cooperation and will provide an additional framework for close cooperation in sharing and developing research, resources, talent and innovative solutions to national and global challenges.
By collaborating with a global leader like IBM, we will be able to expand and continue to develop our research capacity," said University President Professor Rivka Carmi
Advisory Board members include Rivka Carmi
, President of Ben Gurion University of the Negev; Irwin Cotler, Member of Parliament, Canada, Former Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Canada; Vartan Gregorian, President of Carnegie Corporation of New York; John Sexton, President of New York University; Allen Shapard, Head of Global Institutions Practice, IMG Worldwide, Inc.
Im Tirtzu launched a well-orchestrated campaign to pressure university president Professor Rivka Carmi
to cancel the conference, on the pretense that it was not "balanced.
For instance, the Im Tirtzu group, which is made up of extremist right-wing students, demanded the President of Ben-Gurion University Professor Rivka Carmi
to expel professors with a "left-wing" agenda, threatening to put pressure on the university's donors to end their support for the university.
Im Tirtzu told the university's president, Rivka Carmi
, that it would persuade donors to place funds in escrow unless the university took steps "to put an end to the anti-Zionist tilt" in its politics and government department.