Many professions lead their practitioners to specialize in distinct and defined fields. Yet, in reality, the boundaries are becoming less clear and many fields affect each other and are relevant to one another: psychology and politics; sport and health; mathematics and decision-making, etc. The speakers at this plenary are the leading experts in their fields and their expertise gives them fascinating insights into fields that are supposedly not their own.
Tamar Ish Shalom is the presenter of the daily evening news on Channel Ten Israel. She previously hosted the channel’s morning show. In the past she was the European Correspondent for Israel’s Channel Two and the presenter of their “Night Studio” program.
Professor Dan Ariely is the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University and a founding member of the Center for Advanced Hindsight. Ariely is an expert on decision making and behavioral economics and the author of the New York Times bestsellers, Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality and his latest book is The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty.
David Axelrod is the inaugural Director of the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago. In the past he served as a Senior Advisor to President Obama and a Senior Strategist for Obama’s re-election campaign in 2012. He was also a top political advisor to President Bill Clinton. Axelrod is the founder of AKPD Message and Media and ASGK Public Strategies and a former political writer for the Chicago Tribune.
Professor Daniel Kahneman is a Senior Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs who specializes in the psychology of judgment and decision-making, behavioral economics and hedonic psychology. He is also the Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs Emeritus at the Woodrow Wilson School, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology Emeritus at Princeton University, and a fellow of the Center for Rationality at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. In 2002, Prof. Kahneman won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.
Sharon Stone is an Actor, Producer, Director, Activist and Humanitarian. She has appeared in over 50 films, was nominated for an Oscar for Casino and is the recipient of Golden Globe and Emmy awards. Stone has been the Global Campaign Chair of The American Foundation for Aids Research (amFAR) for twenty years and is the Cultural Chair of YALA, the online organization for peace in the Middle East. She is a Visiting Professor at Harvard University and recipient of their Humanitarian Award. Stone is a member and supporting principle of The American Himalayan Foundation and has been honored with The World Charity Award, Knight and Commander of Letters from the French Government, a Humanitarian Award from the Human Rights Campaign and was Citizen of the Year of Los Angeles.