Dan Senor, co-author of Start Up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle, who was originally scheduled to appear on the Assembly Series on February 2, will give his talk at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 3. The event will be held at Graham Chapel on the Danforth Campus of Washington University.
The event is free and open to the public.
Conventional wisdom says that only large, stable, rich countries can become entrepreneurial powerhouses. But if that’s true, how did the young, small country of Israel, with no natural resources and in constant conflict with neighboring countries, produce more start up companies in high tech fields than Japan, China or India?
Senor, an adjunct senior fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, will share the unique circumstances he thinks have contributed to create the perfect environment for Israel’s flourishing entrepreneurial business sector.
This is the Washington University Students for Israel Lecture. Co-sponsors include Jewish Student Union, Chabad Student Association, St. Louis Hillel at Washington University, Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity, and the Olin Business School.
Also sponsoring the event are the Jewish Community Relations Council’s Israel Business and Technology Committee (JCRC/IBTEC) and the Mildred Herbert and Julian Simon Foundation.
For more information on this event or other Assembly Series programs, visit the website at assemblyseries.wustl.edu or call 314-935-4620.