Naomi Chazan - "Gender and Democracy in Israel"

WhenNovember 07, 2019 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
WhereSaieh Hall for Economics, Room 021
Contact InformationChicago Center for Jewish Studies
DescriptionVisiting Patinkin Professor Naomi Chazan will give a public lecture on Thursday, November 7. Naomi Chazan is professor emerita of Political Science and African Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and co-director of the Center for the Advancement of Women in the Public Sphere at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, where she is also a senior research fellow. Active in a variety of women’s, human rights, and peace organizations, she was one of the founders of the Israel Women’s Network and served as president of the New Israel Fund. Prof. Chazan was first elected to the Knesset in 1992 on the Meretz ticket and was a Knesset Member for three terms, until 2003. She served as Deputy Speaker of the Knesset and was a member of the Economics, Foreign Affairs and Defense, Education, Immigration, and Status of Women committees. She has written and edited many books on comparative politics and has published numerous articles on African politics, the Israeli-Arab conflict, politics in Israel, and the status of women.
CategoriesConferences/Lectures, Lectures
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