Jewish Studies Center

Public Programs

Some of the biggest issues and challenges facing Jewish communities today include philanthropy, business ethics, politics, identity and continuity, the changing face of American Jewry, and many others. The JSC address these issues through a series of lectures, panel discussions, symposia, and specials events that are available to the Baruch community and general public. The following events are scheduled for the Spring 2015 semester.

                                                                                                                                                                                                 Wednesday, May 13th, 9:00 AM

                                                           "Israel and Democracy"           



    Panel I – 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

       “Israel and Its Arab and Jewish Communities”

                                                 Prof. Yehuda Mirsky, Brandeis University
                                                  Prof. Sammy Smooha, Haifa University
                                              Prof. Dov Waxman, Northeastern University
                                                     Prof. Nadim Rouhana, Tufts University

                                                        Panel II – 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
                                                                 “Israel and Security”

               Prof. Oren Barak, Cornell University/The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
                                    Prof. Gabriella Blum, Harvard University Law School
                                           Prof. Robert Lieber, Georgetown University
                                                         Panel III – 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
                                                           “Israel and Its Legal System”

                          Prof. Ariel Bendor, University of Maryland/Bar Ilan University
                                                    Prof. Pnina Lahav, Boston University
            Prof. Mohammed Wattad, University of California Irvine/Zefat College of Law
                                               Kent Yalowitz, Arnold and Porter Law Firm

              “What's Been Said, What's Not Been Said on Democracy in Israel"
                                                                     5:00 PM – 5:45 PM

                                  Prof. Naomi Chazan, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

                              Film Screening: "The Gatekeepers"6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

           Keynote Address: Admiral Amichay (Ami) Ayalon   8:00 PM-9:00 PM

                                                               Free and Open to the Public!
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