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RSVP to “Fighting COVID—Lessons From Israel’s Experiences: A Conversation with Dr. Shmuel Shapira”

March 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


The Center for Jewish Civilization invites you to “Fighting COVID—Lessons From Israel’s Experiences: A Conversation with Dr. Shmuel Shapira.” RSVP to the lecture here!

Our virtual lecture with Dr. Shmuel Shapira will be accessible to all viewers via Zoom. RSVP required. Only those who register will receive the Zoom link to access the lecture. Zoom invitations will be emailed to all those who RSVP. 

About the Event:

Dr. Shmuel Shapira, a pioneering figure in the field of “terror medicine”—treating victims of terrorism—was at the forefront of Israel’s recent efforts fighting the coronavirus, especially with respect to the development of a safe vaccine. He will share his thoughts in conversation with Professor Bruce Hoffman, Director of the CJC.

About the Speaker: 

Dr. Shmuel Shapira, MD MPH, is a Full Professor of Medical Administration at the Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine. He is also the Director General of the Israel Institute for Biological Research and Chair of the Board of Life Science Research Israel. Professor Shapira was formerly Deputy Director General of the Hadassah Medical Organization; Director and founder of the Military Track of the Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine; former Director of the Hebrew University Hadassah School of Public Health; and, the founder and head of the Department of Military Medicine of the Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine and IDF Medical Corps. Professor Shapira is a Full Colonel (Res.) in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and served as the IDF Head of Trauma Branch. He is an authority on terror, trauma, emergency medicine and military medicine. He instructs medical students, physicians, EMS, medical leaders and rescue teams on terror medicine, management of mass casualty’s events, military medicine, advanced trauma life support and risk management. Professor Shapira has published more than 110 articles, in addition to chapters and editing books on trauma, terror medicine, military medicine and mass casualty management.

Among other textbooks, Professor Shapira is the editor of: Essentials of Terror Medicine, Best Practice for Medical Management of Terror Incidents and Medical Response to Terror Threats. Professor Shapira was cited as second in the Jerusalem Post’s list of the 50 most influential Jews of 2020.

***For all other accommodation requests, please email cjcinfo@georgetown.edu by February 23. A good-faith effort will be made to fulfill all requests.


March 2
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


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