Representing Peter Hall, Minister for Higher Education and Skills, David spoke last week at the inaugural David Ben-Gurion – General Sir John Monash Leadership Forum Dinner.
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Monash University have joined together to advance the frontiers of knowledge through the establishment of the Forum. To be held every second year, alternating between Melbourne and Israel, the Forum this year focused on sustainability and leadership.
Both institutions bring complementary internationally-competitive capacities to this challenge area—with Monash contributing expertise in urban water issues and Ben Gurion providing knowledge in arid ecology and desertification.
David spoke at the forum about the importance of the Victorian Government’s bilateral arrangements with Israel and the further opportunities this Forum provides to expand academic relationships between Australia and Israel.