Student Events


Tuesday, February 2

The Role of Hope in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Dr. Oded Adomi Leshem
Postdoctoral Fellow, Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace, Hebrew University

Dr. Oded Adomi Leshem, political psychologist from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, will join us to speak about his research around the pivotal role that hope and hopelessness play in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Leshem will be sharing the findings of The Hope Map Project, which he spearheaded along with Palestinian researcher Obada Shtaya in 2017.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST
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Wednesday, February 10

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution in Israel

Dr. Dani Filc, MD, PhD
Professor, Michael Halperin Chair in Global Law and Policy, Ben Gurion University 

Israel is currently leading the world in per-capita COVID vaccine distribution—over one fourth of the population has already received a vaccine. However, there is still much that remains unknown. Join us to learn more about the Israel’s COVID-19 vaccination plan, and discuss the challenges that may lie ahead, such as new variants, access to care, and the potential impacts of Israel’s upcoming election.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST
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Tuesday, March 16

Latin and Jewish Film Series: Conversation on “Esclavo de Dios”

Director Joel Novoa, “Esclavo de Dios”
Professor Adriana M. Brodsky, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Centered around the film and the historical context surrounding the A.M.I.A. bombing, our event’s goal is to spark a conversation between Professor Adriana M. Brodsky and Director Joel Novoa about how the film illustrated the tensions that lead up to the bombing and its connection to the experience of Jews in Argentina at that time.

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM PST
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Friday, March 19

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE SYSTEM FAILS? The Case of Israel and Greece

Dr. Roy Peled, Koret Visiting Professor, UC Berkeley
Dr. Ioannis N. Grigoriadis, Associate Professor, Bilkent University
Israel and Greece both have coalition governments that have struggled to come together, resulting in four recent elections in both countries.
 
Please join Dr. Roy Peled and Dr. Ioannis N. Grigoriadis in a comparative discussion of Israeli and Greek elections and electoral systems. They will discuss the transition from old political lines to new ones, public confidence in electoral systems, and the impact of corruption.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST
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