In celebration of “70 Years of the State of Israel” and “5 Years AIANI”, the Ambassador gave a guest lecture later that day on “Israel @ 70: celebrating Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship”. Numerous well-known guests were present, including the mayor of Innsbruck, Georg Willi, Dr. Esther Fritsch, honorary president of the Jewish Community for Tyrol and Vorarlberg, as well as members of the university council, the different faculties and representatives from the industry and economy of the region.
The Ambassador talked about Israel and its development over the last 70 years and also emphasized how important it is to continue to strengthen the relationship between Austria and Israel.
H.E. Lador-Fresher stated that this year the Israeli embassy puts particular emphasis on further developing academic ties between the two countries, as well as science and academia in general. The evening came to a closing with a discussion panel with the Ambassador, moderated by Dean Prof. Dirk Rupnow and Prof. Noam Zadoff from the Indiana University in Bloomington. The audience was invited to ask questions. Presentations, book tables and a small reception allowed for an informal get-together and networking.