Wall Street guru Abby Joseph Cohen is to be awarded an honorary doctorate by the Ben Gurion University of the Negev.

Cohen serves as the chairman of U.S. Investment Policy Committee at

Goldman Sachs


The honorary doctorate will be awarded this Tuesday at annual session of the board of trustees, marking the university's 31st anniversary.

Cohen will be awarded the honorary doctorate by Ben Gurion President Avishai Braverman in recognition of her career in economic analysis and contribution to teaching. Cohen's in-depth analyses and accurate forecasts have won her leading status among the top-league investment consultants in the United States.

Joseph Cohen is also active in the American Jewish community, and advances education and the arts in her capacity as member of the investment committee of New York's Museum of Modern Art.

On Monday, Joseph Cohen will deliver a lecture entitled Economic Renaissance: Promoting and Sustaining the Opportunities.

Honorary doctorates will also be awarded to German media mogul Hubert Burda, architect Lord Norman Foster, and scientists Michael Sela and Bracha Ramot, also from Israel, among others.