Wednesday, June 18, 2008
It has been more than two weeks since I returned from Jerusalem and my wonderful experience at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. A trip to lovely Boulder, Colorado, for a conference on the New Institutional Economics and Law, held at the lovely new University of Colorado Law School, and a trip to Madrid for the annual Comparative Law and Economics Forum have kept me busy and away from completing my last post about Jerusalem.
On my last day in Jerusalem I visited the new Yad Vashem museum. See the museum's website here. The museum is a moving tribute to the six million who perished in the Holocaust, the few who survived, and those non-Jews who put themselves in grave danger to prevent or forestall the Holocaust. An unexpected pleasure of the visit is the spectacular building and garden designed by a Canadian architect, Moshe Safdie. And at the conclusion of our tour -- there are wonderful tour guides available in a variety of languages -- there is a breathtaking view of Jerusalem from one end of the building.