Is Jewish Critique Possible?

Posted by on May 1, 2014 in Past Events |

Eva Illouz is the author of 8 books, two of which have received competitive awards from the American Sociological Association, and have been translated in 15 languages. In 2004, she was invited to deliver the Adorno Lectures in Germany, and the outstanding Research Award by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She was a visiting professor at PrincetonUniversity and the EHESS, and a fellow at the Wissenshafkolleg in 2008-9.   In 2009, Professor...

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Israeli Society 2013: Striving for Cohesion in the Midst of Chaos

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in Past Events |

Professor Manuel Trajtenberg serves since 2009 as Chairman of the Budgeting and Planning Committee of the Council for Higher Education in Israel, after being the (first) Head of the National Economic Council at the Prime Minister Office, and chief economic advisor to the Prime Minister during 2006-2009.  Trajtenberg has been a Professor of Economics at Tel Aviv University since 1984. He obtained his Ph.D. at Harvard University, held visiting...

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Israel’s Strategic Challenges 2014

Posted by on Mar 7, 2014 in Past Events |

Dr. Ariel Levite is a Nonresident Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Earlier he has been the Principal Deputy Director General (Policy) at the Israeli Atomic Energy Commission (2002-2007), a Visiting Fellow at CISAC, Stanford University (2000-2002), Deputy Israeli National Security Advisor (Defense Policy) (1999-2000), and Head of the Bureau of International Security at the Israeli MOD. Dr. Levite has published...

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High-Tech Power or Theocracy? Why Israel Is Difficult To Understand (even to Israelis)

Posted by on Mar 3, 2014 in Past Events |

Carlo Strenger is an existential psychoanalyst, philosopher and public intellectual. He teaches at the School of Psychological Sciences, Tel Aviv University, serves on the Terrorism Panel of the World Federation of Scientists, the scientific board of the Sigmund Freud Foundation in Vienna and the Seminar for Existential Psychoanalysis in Zurich in addition to maintaining a part-time Private Practice in Psychotherapy. In the last decade his...

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Israel’s Security Challenges in a Changing Middle East – Isaac Ben-Israel

Posted by on Feb 10, 2014 in Past Events |

Professor Isaac Ben-Israel is an Israeli military scientist, general and ex-politician. He currently serves as the chairman of the Israeli Space Agency and the National Council for Research and Development, under the auspices of the Israel Ministry of Science and Technology. He finished his service in the IDF ranked General, serving as Director of Defence R&D of Israel MOD and IDF. Between 2010-2012 he served as chief Cybernetics adviser to...

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