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Wednesday, September 16th

ISRAEL AND THE GREAT POWERS: THE CASE OF CHINA

5:00 – 6:15 PM | Zoom Webinar RSVPShare on Facebook 

Israel Institute Visiting Professor Ehud Eiran (Haifa University) joins Professor Ron Hassner, the Helen Diller Family Chair in Israel Studies, for a conversation exploring Israel’s new alliance with China and what this might mean for geopolitics as we know it. This is the first in a series of talks examining Israel’s relationships with global powers.
 

Wednesday, November 18th

DIASPORA-ISRAEL RELATIONS AND THE U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS: A CONVERSATION WITH DAVID HOROVITZ, FOUNDING EDITOR OF THE TIMES OF ISRAEL

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | Zoom Webinar |RSVP | Share on Facebook

David Horovitz joins us as the Morton and Amy Friedkin Scholar-in-Residence. In conversation with Sue Fishkoff, he will reflect on the potential ramifications of the U.S. presidential elections on diaspora-Israel relations and U.S.-Israel bilateral relations. He will also address other hot topics in the media as well as the role of the Times of Israel, as an English language newspaper, in covering the news in Israel.
 


Wednesday, October 21st

LUNCH TALK: “WAS THE BIBLICAL JOSEPH ON THE SPECTRUM?”

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM | Zoom Webinar RSVP to Rebecca Golbert|

Samuel J. Levine, Director, Jewish Law Institute; Professor of Law Touro Law Center

Stephen Rosenbaum , Berkeley Law Lecturer and Disability Studies Scholar and Advocate will serve as discussant.

The biblical Joseph’s behaviors, interpersonal relationships, and personal development are often difficult to understand, and at times seem to defy explanation. Professor Samuel J. Levine’s book, Was Yosef on the Spectrum? (Urim Publications, 2019), offers a coherent and cohesive reading of the well-known Hebrew Bible story, presenting a portrait of Yosef (Joseph) as an individual on the autism spectrum. Viewed through this lens, Yosef emerges as a more familiar and less enigmatic individual, exhibiting both strengths and weaknesses commonly associated with autism spectrum disorder.


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