Berkeley Institute Podcast on Israel and Jewish Identity in the Age of COVID

Join us for the Berkeley Institute’s Podcast Series on Israel and Jewish Identity in the Age of COVID. Throughout Spring semester, each episode was aired live, and included interactive Q&A. Listen to the full recorded series below!

 

Episode 1: Ha-Haydak Ha-Politi (The Political Bug)

Featuring: Prof. Roy Peled
Israel Institute Visiting Professor, Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies; Administrative and Constitutional Law professor at the Haim Striks School of Law, College of Management – Academic Studies in Israel

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Episode 2: Coronavirus Lesson - How Jews and Arabs United to Fight a Plague in Ottoman Palestine A Century Ago

Featuring: Zach Foster
Project Manager  @Academia; Host of Middle East Tonight; Ph.D Near Eastern Studies Princeton

Thursday, March 19, 2020

 

Episode 3: A Coronavirus Recession in Israel

Featuring: David Rosenberg
Economics Editor and Columnist, Haaretz;
Former Israel Bureau Chief, Bloomberg News
Moderated by: Rebecca Golbert, Berkeley Institute Executive Director

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Episode 4: Democracy, Religion and State: Israeli Constitutional Law Update

Featuring: Prof. Ori Aronson; Senior Lecturer of Law; Deputy Director of the Center for Jewish and Democratic Law
In Conversation with Prof. Roy Peled; Visiting Professor, Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Episode 5: Mental Health and the Politics of Trauma in Israel - A Nation on the Couch

Featuring Keren Friedman-Peleg, Senior Lecturer, School of Behavioral Science; Head of the President’s Program for Excellence, College of Management-Academic Studies in Israel.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

 

Episode 6: Emergency Law and Power in Israel- Where are the limits?

Featuring: Prof. Amnon Reichman
University of Haifa Professor of Law; Principal Investigator,  Minerva Center for the Study of the Rule of Law Under Extreme Condition, University of Haifa;
Moderator: Prof. Ken Bamberger Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Professor of Law, Berkeley Law School; Co-faculty director, Institute for Jewish and Berkeley Center for Law and Technology

Thursday, April 2, 2020 

Episode 7: Technology, Surveillance, and COVID19: The Israel Experience

Featuring:
Niva Elkin-Koren,
Director, Haifa Center for Law & Technology (HCLT); Co-Director, Center for Cyber, Law and Politics; Former Dean, University of Haifa Faculty of Law
In Conversation with:
Kenneth A. Bamberger, The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Professor of Law; Faculty co-Director, Berkeley Center for Law and Technology (BCLT), Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies
Shafi Goldwasser Director of the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing; Professor of Computer Sciences, UC Berkeley; Professor of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. 

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

 

Episode 8: On Denisovans and Neanderthals - Breakthroughs in Human Evolution

Featuring: David Gokhman, local Israeli evolutionary researcher
Doctor of Philosophy, Hebrew University Of Jerusalem (2018)

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 

Episode 9: Holocaust Museums and Memory

Live Podcast Episode 9: Holocaust Museums and Memory
Featuring: Stephanie Rotem, Visiting Professor of Israel Studies at UC Berkeley
Moderator: Rebecca Golbert

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020 

Episode 10: Borders - Why Are States Putting Up Fences?

Featuring: Prof. Ron Hassner, PhD 
Chancellor’s Professor of Political Science, Helen Diller Family Chair in Israel Studies

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 
Check out Ron Hassner’s article discussed in the podcast here: Barriers to Entry

Episode 11: Haredi Communities and the Religion and State Divide during COVID-19

Featuring: Prof. Tomer Persico, Koret Visiting Assistant Professor of Jewish and Israel Studies

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

 

Episode 12: Talmudic Wisdom on Crisis and Catastrophe

Featuring: Deena Aranoff
Director of Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies, Senior Lecturer in Medieval Jewish Studies, GTU
Kenneth A. Bamberger
The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Professor of Law; Faculty co-Director, Berkeley Center for Law and Technology (BCLT), Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies

Thursday, April 30th

 

Episode 13: Jewish Journalism and Reporting on Crisis

Featuring: Sue Fishkoff, Editor of the J. Weekly 
Moderator: Rebecca Golbert, Executive Director, BIJLIS

Tuesday, May 5th 

 

Episode 14: Online Extremism in a Time of Global Pandemic

Featuring: Ahman Sultan, Associate Director for ADL’s Center on Technology and Society
Vlad Khaykin, Director of Antisemitism Programs at Anti-Defamation League
Moderator: Maya Shemtov, Assistant Director, BIJLIS

Thursday, May 7th

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