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.

Sex Segregation in Israel: Between Gender, Law, and Religion
Session 3
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) will join in conversation with Michael Helfand (Vice Dean for Faculty and Research, Professor of Law, Pepperdine University School of Law) to discuss her work on sex segregation in Israeli society, including in academia, and the appropriate balance between religious accommodation and sex equality.

Virtual – watch recording here.

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

Elisheva Rosman-Stollman (Associate Professor of Political Science, Bar-Ilan University) will join in conversation with Ronit Stahl (Associate Professor of History, UC Berkeley) to discuss her work on religion and gender in the Israeli military, including questions of gender equality, religious accommodation, and the legitimation of religious female soldiers.

Virtual – watch the recording here.

 

Sessions Previously Recorded

A Multicultural Entrapment: Religion & State among the Palestinian-Arabs in Israel
Session 1
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

Reconstructing the Civic: Palestinian Civil Activism in Israel
Session 2
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).

Watch recording here.