Nir Barkat, Mayor of Jerusalem, to Present a Public Talk at WWS, November 8
Nir Barkat, the mayor of Jerusalem, will present a talk at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at the Woodrow Wilson School in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. This is a ticketed event and seats will be limited.*
Barkat was elected the ninth mayor of Jerusalem in November 2008. Described as a secular politician, Barkat entered politics in January 2003 when he founded the party Yerushalayim Tatzli'ah ("Jerusalem Will Succeed") and ran in the Jerusalem mayoral race, losing by a narrow margin. He subsequently became head of the opposition on the city council, and served in that capacity until his election as mayor in 2008.
A self-made, high-tech business executive, Barkat founded the software company, BRM in 1988, which specialized in antivirus software. The company later became a venture firm capital firm.
Barkat is the founder of both Snuneet, a nonprofit organization and the largest educational website in Hebrew, and Start Up Jerusalem, which encourages the creation of jobs in Jerusalem through economic growth and marketing guidance. Barkat was also instrumental in the founding of the Israel Venture Network, a venture capital network that invests in social initiatives throughout Jerusalem.
Born and raised in Jerusalem, Barkat served in the Paratroopers Brigade of the Israel Defense Forces from 1977 to 1983 and achieved the rank of major.
Admission for Ticket Holders: Doors will open at 4:00 pm. Please note that no backpacks, cameras or umbrellas will be allowed in the auditorium. If you are not seated by 4:20 pm, your seat will be given away. Please note that “saving” seats in the auditorium will not be allowed, so please be on time.
Admission for Non-Ticket Holders: A wait line for admission will begin at 4:00 p.m. at Robertson Hall in the case that seats remain open; admission will begin at 4:20 pm. If you are unable to secure a seat in the auditorium, please join us to watch the simulcast in Bowls 001, 002 and 016, on the lower level of Robertson Hall. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
Watching the talk on the Internet or Television: Mayor Barkat’s talk will be webcast live at http://www.princeton.edu/webmedia. It will also be broadcast live on the Princeton University television stations -- channel 7 on campus, channel 27/Comcast, and channel 21/Verizon.
Finally, the talk will be available for later viewing online at the Woodrow Wilson School’s Webmedia site – http://wws.princeton.edu/webmedia.
We appreciate the interest in this talk and your cooperation in helping us run this smoothly.
*Please note that no backpacks, cameras or umbrellas will be allowed in the auditorium.