Professor Dan Avnon is a political theorist from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Dan is currently the Grafstein Visiting Professor in Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Jewish Studies. His publications in the past five years include edited books on Plurality and Citizenship in Israel, Civic Education in Israel, and a Hebrew version of his book Martin Buber: The Hidden Dialogue. This in addition to essays in general and Jewish political thought and studies related to democratic civic education and Israeli policies in that area of public policy. Dan’s PhD is from UC Berkeley. He joined the Hebrew University in 1991 as an Alon Fellow, recruited from his first academic appointment at Stanford University’s Program in Cultures, Ideas and Values. At Hebrew U he founded and directed The Gilo Center for Citizenship, Democracy and Civic Education (2001 – 2007) and was head of The Federmann School of Public Policy & Government (2009 – 2011). His current research is called “The Hebrew Political Mind”. The talk presents some of the ideas he is working on in that study.

This talk was given on November 28, 2013 at the Munk School of Global Affairs. A recording of the lecture is unavailable for viewing.