Ari Shavit is a leading Israeli columnist and writer. He is a senior correspondent at  Ha’aretz newspaper and a member of its editorial board.  In recent years, his voice has  become one of the most powerful and influential voices in Israel’s public arena. His  unique writing, which challenges the dogmas of both right and left, has made him one of  the leading political thinkers of the Jewish state.  His new book, My Promised Land,  published by Random House this year.

“A beautiful, mesmerizing, morally serious, and vexing book. I’ve been waiting most of my adult life for an Israeli to plumb the deepest mysteries of his country’s existence and share his discoveries, and Ari Shavit does so brilliantly, writing simultaneously like a poet and a prophet. My Promised Land is a remarkable achievement.” — Jeffrey Goldberg, national correspondent, The Atlantic

This talk was given on January 23, 2014 at the Munk School of Global Affairs. This video is only available on browsers that support Adobe Flash. We apologize for any inconvenience.