A Shared Struggle: Liberal Values in Israel and America
The Jewish community is coming to terms with today’s political reality and its implications for Israel and here at home. For Naomi Chazan this is not new. For years now, she has confronted the erosion of pluralistic values by successive right-wing governments. So where are we today? What does the struggle to uphold Israel’s democracy look like at this moment? What are its implications for Jewish life in the US?
Join us and Naomi Chazan – life-long champion of democracy, professor of political science, and former Deputy Speaker of Knesset – who will shed light on developments in Israel, their implications here in the US, and vice versa.
Naomi Chazan, former Israeli Knesset Deputy Speaker and leading human rights activist. She is Professor Emerita of Political Science and African Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she served as Chair of the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace. She has also been a Visiting Professor of Government at Harvard University, a Robert Wilhelm Fellow at the Center for International Studies at MIT, and Dean of the School of Government and Society at the Academic College of Tel Aviv. Chazan is currently co-director of the Center for the Advancement of Women in the Public Sphere at the Van Leer Institute in Jerusalem and sits on the boards of a variety of civil society organizations.
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