January 17, 2020

Agent of Change: The California-Israel Global Innovation Partnership [LIVE AT 2:45 PM]

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 / 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

Whittier Room


Glenn Yago, Senior Fellow and Founder, Financial Innovations Labs, Milken Institute; Senior Director, Milken Innovation Center, Jerusalem Institute


Naty Barak, Chief Sustainability Officer, Netafim

Jay Keasling, Associate Laboratory Director for Biosciences, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Hubbard Howe Jr. Distinguished Professor of Biochemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

Felicia Marcus, Chair, Water Resources Control Board, State of California

Uri Mingelgrin, Professor Emeritus, Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Israel

Yitzhak Peterburg, Chairman, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

In 2014, California Gov. Jerry Brown and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu launched the California-Israel Global Innovation Partnership, a strategic alliance aimed at meeting such global challenges as water scarcity, agricultural productivity, low-carbon energy alternatives, and improved health, education and cybersecurity. Many of California's and Israel's world-class assets are involved, including research parks, technology incubators, universities and laboratories. The goal is to build public policies, create novel business models and develop innovative financing to help deploy solutions to the challenges facing these two dynamic, technology-driven economies. This panel of business, scientific and government leaders will report on the progress to date as well as some of the partnership's ideas for fueling economic growth, raising productivity and reducing poverty and inequality.