Zuckerman Institute – America-Israel Friendship League partnership

The Zuckerman Institute is excited to announce a new partnership with the America-Israel Friendship League (AIFL) to produce a series of webinars in cooperation with the Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program. These webinars will explore the impact of science and technology on our everyday lives.

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The America-Israel Friendship League is a non-partisan organization that was established 50 years ago by community, national and civic leaders in the United States. Over the years, the organization built and enhanced the bonds of mutual commonality between people in the US and Israel by engaging and educating people of all faiths, ethnic background and political orientation to better understand the common foundations of both countries: democracy, free speech, protection of individual rights and the quest for knowledge and innovation.

Since March 2020, AIFL has been presenting weekly webinars on a range of current and diverse topics with panel members from the United States and Israel.   These webinars, which are offered twice a week, attract an average of 8,000 viewers per session.

This partnership will introduce our audience to Zuckerman Faculty Scholars who make up an integral part of the Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program. These scientists engage in advanced collaboration with their US colleagues, and represents the essence of our program.

Zuckerman Institute founder Mortimer Zuckerman is AIFL’s Honorary President. Zuckerman Institute Trustee Eric J. Gertler serves as is AIFL’s current Chairman and is Chair of the Executive Committee. Zuckerman Institute Trustee James S. Gertler is a member of AIFLs board of directors.

The Zuckerman Institute continues to strengthen and support the special relationship between the US and Israel.

Zuckerman Institute, in collaboration with America-Israel Friendship League, present the third in a series of science webinars with Dr. Joseph Lefkowitz


Watch Dr. Joseph Lefkowitz, Zuckerman Faculty Scholar at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and Dr.Timothy Ombrello from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, as they explore these questions and more:

  • What makes pulsed plasma the perfect enabler of future chemical energy and propulsion systems?
  • What is the difference with combustion when using a plasma source?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of using plasma and future trends in this area of study?