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Naomi Azrieli

Chair and CEO of the Azrieli Foundation

Naomi Azrieli is Chair and CEO of the Azrieli Foundation. In this capacity since 2002, she has established the Azrieli Foundation as a force for creative and effective philanthropy in a number of fields, and as one of the premier charitable organizations in Canada. She has created and launched several programs, including the Azrieli Neurodevelopmental Research Program, the Azrieli Fellows Program, the Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Publishing Program and the Azrieli Institute for Educational Empowerment. Naomi Azrieli is also Executive Vice President of Canpro Investments Ltd., a privately-held real estate company with interests in Canada and the United States, and is a Director on the Board of the Azrieli Group Ltd., a publicly-traded real-estate company (TASE: AZRG).
Naomi Azrieli holds a D.Phil. in History from the University of Oxford, a Masters of International Relations from Columbia University, and BA (with distinction) from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to 2002, she was active in academe, writing and lecturing on international political economy, European diplomacy in the 19th and 20th centuries, Soviet foreign policy during and just following World War II, and the origins of the Cold War. She presently serves as Publisher and Senior Editor for the Azrieli Series of Holocaust Survivor Memoirs.

Naomi Azrieli’s personal community involvements include active roles on the boards of several schools and universities. Born in Montreal, she has lived and worked in the United States, Great Britain and France, and now resides in Toronto with her husband and three children.
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Living As Pioneers

Any family that has had to face living with a brain disorder also knows what it is to live like a pioneer, stepping into uncharted territory and going off in unknown directions, frequently without the aid of any scientific "map" or treatment options. My family certainly did.
03/09/2013 12:37 EST