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“Future of Education in a post-Covid World”

Tel Aviv University hosted TAU President Ariel Porat and Rt Hon Nadhim Zahawi MP at Google HQ.

Some sixty people attended an exclusive reception at London’s Google HQ in St Pancras on 29th November.

Guests enjoyed cocktails and a discussion on education policy during Covid with Rt Hon Secretary for Education Nadhim Zahawi MP and TAU President Professor Ariel Porat moderated by journalist and broadcaster Samantha Simmonds. Google Cloud head Mark Palmer warmly welcomed everyone to Google’s London HQ and highlighted Google Classroom and their recent charity work. The wide ranging discussion touched on education policy in school classrooms and at universities in the UK and the changes and difficulties due to Covid, as well as changes in education methods at universities in Israel including the move to online learning which is something both countries intend to keep to some extent.


Professor Ariel Porat

President of Tel Aviv University


The Rt Hon Nadhim Zahawi

Secretary of State for Education MP


Samantha Simmonds

Journalist & Broadcaster, BBC

The event in the media:

Jewish New UK | 1 December, 2021

Nadhim Zahawi: ‘Education should be the vaccine against antisemitism

Education Secretary addressed Tel Aviv University Trust at Google’s offices in London, speaking about his ‘life-changing’ visit to Auschwitz last month.

“Education should be the vaccine against antisemitism”, declared Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi to the Tel Aviv University Trust, in what is thought to be the first time a government minister in that role has spoken at an Israeli university event.

The Jewish Chronicle | 3 December, 2021

Nadhim Zahawi urges all universities to adopt IHRA definition at Google event

“I want them all to adopt it”.

Nadhim Zahawi has implored all British universities to adopt the IHRA definition of antisemitism at an event at Google’s London HQ. The Secretary of State for education made the comments when speaking at a panel dsicussion with the president of Tel Aviv university Ariel Porat. 

Event at a Glance:

  • Date: Monday 29th November | 18:30 – 20:30

  • Venue: Google | 6 Pancras Sq, London N1C 4AG

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