Conferences Archive

Israeli Artists in Conversation with Israel — An International Conference on Israeli Art and Society

April 5th-7th, 2017

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This conference on April 5-7, 2017, will bring Israeli scholars and artists together to examine critical issues in Israeli society through the arts. Drawing on music, film, theater, dance, and visual culture, the conference will focus on the meeting and mixing between social groups, identities, and art forms. The participants will engage with each other and the audience through discussions and performances to explore how the arts express and shape Israel today.

This conference was jointly organized and sponsored by many organizations. Co-sponsors include: the Israel Institute, The Peleh Fund, the Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest, and the New Israel Fund. We also thank our campus co-sponsors: The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, the Center for Jewish Studies, the Department of Music, the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies.

Reflections on the Legacy of Nuremberg: The 70th Anniversary of the Nuremberg Trials

Monday and Tuesday, April 27th-28th, 2015

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The conference is organized jointly by the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies and the Center for Jewish Studies. It is funded generously by the Joseph and Eda Pell Endowed Fund for Jewish

Co-sponsors: Co-sponsors include the UC Berkeley School of Law, the Department of History, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, the Jewish Student Union, the Institute of Slavic, Eastern European,
and Eurasian Studies, the Human Rights Center, the Berkeley Human Rights Program, the Center for German and European Studies/Institute of European Studies, the Institute of International Studies and The State Bar of California, International Law Section

The Private Sphere as Public Policy?: A Symposium on Law and Society in Israel

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

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Organized jointly by the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies and the Center for the Study of Law and Society, UC Berkeley School of Law  

Israeli and Palestinian Waterways: History, Politics, and Technology of Water and Environment in the Middle East — An International Conference

March 11, 2014

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With this conference, we tried to move water and environmental scholarship forward, by creating a space for engagement among scholars, practitioners, and the public about key Israeli and Palestinian water issues. 

The panels and presentations brought together scholars from political science, law, history, geography, peace and conflict studies, anthropology , science and technology studies, ecology, and hydrology  to explore the power and possibilities of water and nature in Israeli and Palestinian environmental and socio-political landscapes.

Israel Through the High-Tech Lens: An International Conference at UC Berkeley

February 1-2, 2012

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The conference included over 35 speakers and 10 diverse sessions addressing a range of topics including: models of tech-sector investment, green-tech trends, legal challenges to US-Israel business collaboration, global corporations involvement in Israel, labor market diversity, cross-border collaboration in the Middle East, and high-tech entrepreneurship.

The Conference focused on two key themes
•Challenges and Opportunities of Local and Global Dynamics in the Israeli Technology Sector.
•Past Experiences, Present Trends and Future Directions – lessons from the past and challenges for the Israeli technology world in the 21-century.