Michael Crow, president of Arizona State University, will be the keynote speaker at the Jewish National Fund’s Breakfast for Israel, 7:30-9 a.m. Friday, March 6, at Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas, 6333 N. Scottsdale Road.

He will speak about “The Power of Investing in Israel.” In his role at ASU, he recently developed a partnership with Ben-Gurion University of the Negev for ASU students to study abroad. The collaboration is part of a new initiative to encourage study abroad and academic exchange with Israel, according to JNF.

“ASU and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev share many commonalities – innovation, similar geographic environments, locations in important urban centers, diverse student bodies and complicated socioeconomic environments,” Crow said in a release from JNF. “Most importantly, we share a deep mutual commitment to understanding society’s biggest challenges at the local and global levels and developing next-level solutions. We are excited to collaborate to design a joint platform that tackles issues of sustainability, water resource management, next generation energy, cyber-security and food security.”

Rodney and Sasha Glassman are co-chairs of the breakfast.

To register for the free event, visit jnf.org/azbreakfast, call kgarrison@jnf.org or call 480-447-8100, ext. 967.


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