The world leader Tom Donilon admires most? Yitzhak Rabin by Melissa Weiss

BlackRock Investment Institute Chairman Thomas Donilon, who served as national security advisor under President Barack Obama from 2010-2013, reflected on leadership lessons from his career in politics and government during a recent virtual event hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations. Donilon’s ties to the Biden administration run deep. His wife, Cathy Russell, was chief of staff…

Year Of The Vaccine – Global Connections with Robert Siegel

This monthly Zoom Leadership Forum series captures unfiltered conversations moderated by preeminent host Robert Siegel with an august group of guest speakers. January’s Global Connections Forum spotlighted issues related to the COVID-19 vaccination. The conversation highlighted four prominent speakers who each discussed their own perspective about the current state of, and future for, the U.S….

Combating antiscience: Are we preparing for the 2020s? by Dr. Peter Hotez

In the last half of the 2010s, we saw an upswing in antiscience movements and unprecedented attacks on scientists in the United States and elsewhere. All indications suggest that this trend will not slow or reverse anytime soon, and it is now increasingly apparent that it will fall to the scientists themselves to respond, engage…

Remembering Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin by Dr. Ron Kronish

November 5 is the 25th anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin by a Jewish terrorist by the name of Yigal Amir. It was one of the darkest days in Israeli history, if not the worst, since it halted the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians, which was becoming Rabin’s legacy for future…

Dr. Stanley Fischer Addresses AFRMC Gala

Dr. Stanley Fischer (Senior Advisor, BlackRock; former Vice Chair US Federal Reserve; former Governor, Bank of Israel) addresses the American Friends of Rabin Medical Center 2019 Annual Gala upon reception of the Yitzhak Rabin Global Financial Leadership Award. Don’t miss Dr. Fischer’s interview with Robert Siegel: American Friends of Rabin Medical Center’s September 23 Global…

America Is Facing 5 Epic Crises All at Once by David Brooks

There are five gigantic changes happening in America right now. The first is that we are losing the fight against Covid-19. Our behavior doesn’t have anything to do with the reality around us. We just got tired so we’re giving up. Second, all Americans, but especially white Americans, are undergoing a rapid education on the…

Coexistence in the COVID Lab

Their achievements include helping develop a viral detection technique called SHERLOCK, or specific high-sensitivity enzymatic reporter unlocking. Using SHERLOCK, they worked with members of the Zhang lab on the test, which they compare to a pregnancy test. It can use either a nasal swab or saliva sample in detecting whether a person has the coronavirus….

Is Sweden Doing It Right? by Thomas Friedman

April 28, 2020 President Trump has often described this pandemic as our “war” with an “invisible enemy” — the coronavirus. That war metaphor is wrong and misleading.   Wars are fought and won by humans. So, we could out-mobilize the Nazis and Japanese to win World War II. We could out-spend and out-innovate the Soviet…

Is the Cost of Cancer Medication Worthwhile?

  Is the Cost of Cancer Medication Worthwhile? Rabin Medical Center’s Dr. Daniel Goldstein explores the rising price of cancer medications and creates an equation to see if the cost is in fact justified. Dr. Goldstein is at the forefront of the fight between oncologists and pharmaceutical companies with research that will help determine if…