TAU International Week | Mexico
Pack Your Bags – Tel Aviv University is headed to Mexico!
Throughout Mexico Week, we will showcase an exhibition in the Mexico building, which will be dedicated to the 70-year-long relationship between Mexico and Israel
Monday, May 8th, 2023
11:00 to 15:00 | Mexican Market: Live music, food, drinks, and shopping!
Location: Sourasky Square
It’s five o’clock somewhere – take a break between classes: Dance to live Mexican Mariachi music, get a taste of traditional food and drinks, and visit the Mexican Embassy’s cultural section booth throughout the day!
19:00 | Film Night
Location: Mexico building (Room 206 A, Second Floor)
Watch a screening of the film Leona (2018)
Tuesday, May 9th, 2023
12:00 | Sangria Talk: Mexican Identity, cultural heritage, and Sangria
Location: Mexico Building Room 119
Learn about Mexican identity and cultural heritage over a refreshing glass of Mexican sangria. Paul Frankel, who holds degrees in International Relations and Anthropological Studies of Mexico, will lead this discussion. Register here
16:00 | Lecture: The Wonders of Mexican Archaeology
Location: Gilman building room 281
Take an archaeological adventure with Prof. Oded Lipschits, Department Head of Archaeology and Ancient Near East Studies at Tel Aviv University, and Dr. José Luis Punzo from Centro INAH-Michoacán on a talk about Mexican archaeology
Wednesday, May 10th, 2023
9:30 – 13:30 | Botanical Garden Tours: Native Mexican Cacti
Location: TAU’s Botanical Garden (Near the Natural History Museum)
Explore TAU’s Botanical Garden and native Mexican Cactus on campus in Tel Aviv.
9:30-10:30, 11:00-12:00, 12:30-13:30
* Please note this event is fully booked
10:30 | Lecture: México: A Biological-Rich Country By Dr. Oscar A. Flores-Villela
Location: The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History, Fabian Cyril Boisson Auditorium
Discover Mexico’s status as a megadiverse nation through intriguing global comparisons. Delve into the origins of cultivated plants from Mexico and beyond. Explore the imperative for a National Natural History Museum, fostering conservation and scientific research. Prepare to be amazed by Mexico’s biodiversity and the need to preserve its natural heritage.
14:15 Lecture: Mexican Archaeology Today: New Challenges, Old Questions
Location: Room 220, Gilman Building
Take an archaeological adventure with Prof. Oded Lipschits, Department Head of Archaeology and Ancient Near East Studies at Tel Aviv University, and Dr. José Luis Punzo from Centro INAH-Michoacán on a talk about Mexican archaeology.
18:00 | Doing Business Together: Israel and Mexico
For all those obsessed with entrepreneurship and innovation: Join this panel hosted by Jackie Goren, Head of the Global Sofaer MBA, Mexican GMBA students, entrepreneurs and international innovators, and Israeli policy makers.
The event will take place on Zoom, the link will be sent to registrants.
20:00 | Students Fiesta
Location: Carter Building Balcony (Across from ANU Museum)
Close the week with a nighttime fiesta without ever leaving campus! Get ready for more music, dance, and drinks into the night, sponsored by Jose Cuervo (non-alcoholic options will also be served).
**All activities will be conducted in English only.