The Future of Shared Society in Israel: Shifting Lenses


A series of conversations with scholars immersed in the project of coexistence and shared society in Israel — as examined from different conceptual lenses, including law, gender, civics, education, religion, and the arts. The scholars will explore issues of social trust, public policy, and current events shaping the prospects for coexistence, and examine both opportunities for and barriers to building shared society in Israel. The first two sessions will take place in November. Please stay tuned for two more sessions in the spring.

The Future of Shared Society through the Lens of Law and Gender: A Conversation with Masua Sagiv and Manal Totry-Jubran, moderated by Hadar Aviram
Session 1
Thursday, November 10, 2022, 12:00 – 1:30 PM PT

Masua Sagiv: 2022–2023 Koret Visiting Assistant Professor of Jewish and Israel Studies; Shalom Hartman Institute Scholar-in-Residence
Manal Totry-Jubran: Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Bar-Ilan University
Hadar Aviram: Professor of Law, UC Hastings College of Law

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The Future of Shared Society through the Lens of Civil Society and Education: A Conversation with Sarab Aburabia Queder and Ayman Agbaria, moderated by Hanan Alexander
Session 2
Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 12:00 – 1:30 PM PT

Sarab Aburabia Queder: Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion; Associate Professor, Department of Education, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev 
Ayman Agbaria: Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, University of Haifa; Faculty Member, Mandel School for Educational Leadership, Jerusalem
Hanan Alexander: 2022–2023 Koret Visiting Professor in Israel Studies; Former Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Haifa

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Spring 2023 Talks

Details TBA

Talk 3: The Future of Shared Society through the Lens of Religion 

Talk 4: The Future of Shared Society through the Lens of Performing Arts