Civil Society and Plurality in Israel: Virtual Lunchtime Series


Join us for a year-long virtual lunchtime series on Civil Society and Plurality in Israel. We will hear from remarkable scholars about critical social and political issues and movements in Israeli society, including questions of religion, gender, nationality, multiculturalism, pluralism, and equality.

Session 1: Religion and State
Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Michael Karayanni, (Bruce W. Wayne Chair in International Law, Hebrew University Faculty of Law) in conversation with Masua Sagiv (Koret Visiting Professor, UC Berkeley; Shalom Hartman Institute; Bar-Ilan University Faculty of Law) about his new book A Multicultural Entrapment: Religion & State among the Palestinian-Arabs in Israel (Cambridge University Press, 2020)

Virtual – watch the recording here

Session 2: Nationality and Equality
Thursday, November 4, 2021, 12:40 – 2pm PT

Amal Jamal (Professor of Political Science, Head of Walter Lebach Institute for the Study of Jewish-Arab Coexistence, Tel Aviv University) in conversation with Daniel Zoughbie (Associate Project Scientist, Institute of International Studies, UC Berkeley) about his new book Reconstructing the Civic: Palestinian Civil Activism in Israel (SUNY Press, 2020).

Virtual – Register here

Session 3: Religion and Gender in Education
Tuesday, February 1, 2022, 12:40 – 2pm PT

Yofi Tirosh (Associate Professor, Tel Aviv University, Buchmann Faculty of Law; former Dean of Sapir Academic College School of Law) in conversation with Michael Helfand (Vice Dean for Faculty and Research, Professor of Law, Pepperdine University School of Law) about sex segregation in Israel and the appropriate balance between religious accommodation and sex equality.

Virtual – Register here.

Session 4: Religion and Gender in the Military 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 12:40 – 2pm PT

Elisheva Rosman-Stollman (Associate Professor of Political Science, Bar-Ilan University) in conversation with Ronit Stahl (Associate Professor of History, UC Berkeley) about her work on religion, gender, and the military.

Virtual – Register here.