Jacques Marcovitch is a Brazilian Emeritus Professor at the Business Administration and Accountancy Faculty and Senior Professor of Strategy and International Affairs at the International Relations Institute at the University of São Paulo in Brazil. He served as Reitor of that University in the 1997-2001 term, his research is concentrated in five areas. Business strategy on innovation, forest and an environment, university governance, business pioneering and economic history of Brazil and international affairs. Marcovitch received his bachelor degree in 1968, he graduated with a degree in business management at the Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University and a PhD on Strategy for Innovation at the University of São Paulo in the 1973. Marcovitch served as the president for the São Paulo State Energy Companies in 1986-87, he was Rector of the University of São Paulo from 1997 to 2001. He served as director of the Institute for Advanced Studies developing projects about reforestation and intersectorial cooperation on carbon emission mitigation programmes.
He was a Senior Adviser at the World Economic Forum. Marcovitch is Member of the Foundation Board in the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneve, SwitzerlandHe is author and editor of several books, including Economic Growth and Income Distribution in Brazil: Priorities for Change in 2007, he wrote GHG Emissions Reduction and Management in the Amazon in 2011. Marcovitch was presented with an honorary doctorate at Lyon, he was awarded the titles of Chevalier de la Legion d´Honneur, Officier de l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques and the Medal of Scientific Merit, Brazil. Google Scholar report
Vira Lozinsky is an Israeli-Moldovan musician and Yiddish language singer. Vira Lozinsky was born in 1974 in Moldova to a family of Jewish artists; as a child, Vira played the violin at the city music school. She participated in the local Yiddish theater led by her father Mikhoel Felsenbaum, she was exposed at an early age to the cultures and musical styles of the many ethnic groups living in Moldova: Moldovans, Jews, Roma and others. Her repertoire includes new material written by her father, Mikhoel Felsenbaum, as well as classical Yiddish folk songs, Romanian folk songs translated to Yiddish, songs of classical and modern Yiddish poets. After immigrating to Israel at age 16, she pursued Yiddish and Musicology studies in Bar Ilan University, vocal studies in the Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music in Ramat HaSharon. Vira Lozinsky has toured several countries and participated in klezmer events in Israel and the Americas. Wunderweg Vayte Shtern A Jewish Celebration, Postcards (winner of two Canadian Folk Music Awards for 2010 Grand Prize: International Jewish Music Competition in Amsterdam - 2012 Mira Rafalowicz Prize: International Jewish Music Competition in Amsterdam - 2012 Independent Music Awards nominee 2012 World Traditional album category Just Plain Folks Music Awards 2009 winner - for the song Malokhim Lid Vira Lozinsky has been nominated for the 7th Annual Independent Music Awards / Best World Music album World Music Central Review by Keith Wolzinger Official Site Vira Lozinsky on MySpace music Ashkenaz Festival 2008 Toronto Jewcy Media Group Canadian Jewish News: "Montreal Chamber Music Festival 2014" JEWISH CULTURE