Congressman Fattah to Represent US at Tel Aviv Brain Tech 2015

Fattah's remarks will outline the United States’ efforts to elevate brain research as a national priority and the progress of the U.S. BRAIN Initiative.

Chaka Fattah

11-term U.S. Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) will arrive in Israel Tuesday, to represent the United States at the second annual international brain technology conference, Brain Tech 2015.

BrainTech 2015 will bring together government officials, investors, neuroscientists, executives, start-ups, and government leaders to discuss cutting-edge brain technologies from Israel and around the world.

Fattah, the leading Democrat in funding NASA and other large science agencies in the federal system, will be a featured speaker with leaders from some of the world’s major brain initiatives on the panel, “Global Meeting of the Minds: Brain Initiatives Around the World.”

Fattah’s remarks will outline the United States’ efforts to elevate brain research as a national priority and the progress of the U.S. BRAIN Initiative.

Joining Fattah on the panel will be representatives from the United Kingdom, Canada, Israel, and Switzerland.

While in Israel, Fattah will also meet with former Israeli President Shimon Peres, and Eitan Yudilevich, Executive Director of the BIRD Foundation, and will visit the Technion–Israel Institute of Technology, and the Weizmann Institute of Science.

Fattah will receive a briefing from U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro on the Iron Dome anti-missile system.

Chaka Fattah is Baptist. He is married to local NBC newswoman Renee Chenault-Fattahto.

He gained some fame back in 2007, when he suggested NASA name a module on the International Space Station “Colbert, ” after TV host Stephen Colbert.

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