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Israel's Democracy: Past, Present, Future - Part 3: Ruth Gavison, Haim Cohn Professor of Human Rights, Faculty of Law at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, "Can Israel Be a Jewish and Democratic State?"

Ruth Gavison, Haim Cohn Professor of Human Rights, Faculty of Law at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, will speak on "Can Israel Be a Jewish and Democratic State?" This is the 3rd event of a 3-part lecture series titled, "Israel's Democracy: Past, Present, Future".

Tuesday, April 20, 2010
4:15 PM - 6:30 PM
UCLA School of Law, Room 1420
405 Hilgard Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90095

 An Inaugural Israel Independence Day Lecture

About the Speaker
Ruth Gavison is the Haim Cohn Professor of Human Rights at the Faculty of Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Founding President of Metzilah – a center for Zionist, Jewish, Humanist, and Liberal Thought. Professor Gavison was a founding member of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), where she served as Chairperson for many years, and as President from 1996 to 1999. She was a visiting professor at the Yale Law School (1978-1980) and the University of Southern California Law Center (1990-1992). She is the author and editor of many articles and several books, among them Legal Activism: The Pros and Cons; the Role of the Supreme Court in Israeli Society (2000) and Where There is No Vision – the People Cast off Restraint: A Meta-Purpose for Israel and Its Implications (2007). Professor Gavison has a B.A. in Economics, Philosophy, an LLB and LLM from the Hebrew University and a D.Phil in Legal Philosophy from Oxford University. She earned the Emet Prize in Law (2003), and served as a member in the Winograd Commission investigating the Second Lebanon War (September 2006 to January 2008). She holds honorary doctorates from the Jewish Theological Seminary (2003) and Bar-Ilan University (2009), and is the first winner of the Cheshin Prize for Excellence in Legal Research (2009).
About the Lecture Series:
"Israel’s Democracy: Past, Present, Future"
The UCLA Israel Studies Program is proud to present a 3-part lecture series on Israel’s democracy. All lectures will be free and open to the public. Parking is available for $10 and may be purchased at the parking kiosk located at the corner of Hilgard and Westholme Avenues. Related events in the series are posted below.

Cost : Free of charge

Sponsor(s): Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies

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