November 06, 2009
University of Michigan - Law Professor from Tel Aviv University to Speak
EXPERT ISRAELI LAW PROFESSOR TO SPEAK AT UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
(Ann Arbor, MI) - Professor Daphne Barak-Erez, a visiting professor of law from Tel Aviv University, will be coming to Ann Arbor to speak about the evolution of women’s rights in Israel. She will explore the basic tensions concerning gender equality in Israel in a way that will reflect current legal challenges as well as different feminist ideologies among Israeli women. She will present a keynote speech on Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 7:00 PM in the Vandenberg Room at the Michigan League. The speech will be titled, "Evolving Equality: Women’s Rights in Israel."
Prof. Daphne Barak-Erez is a Stewart and Judy Colton professor of law and the chair of law and security at the faculty of law. She currently serves as the Director of the Cegla Center for Interdisciplinary Research of the Law and a member of the Council of Higher Education in Israel, a member of the American Law Institute, and a member of the International Academy of Comparative Law. Her main areas of interests are Administrative and Constitutional Law, Comparative Law, Privatization, Legal Feminism, Israeli Legal History. She is the author of several books and many articles and the recipient of such prestigious honors as including the Rector’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching, the Zeltner Prize, the Woman of the City Award (by the City of Tel-Aviv) and the Women in Law Award (by the Israeli Bar).
This event is hosted and sponsored by the American Movement for Israel.
This event is funded by American Movement for Israel, Michigan Student Assembly, LSA Student Government, and the Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning.*
This event is supported by the F Word, Society of Women Engineers, Women and Gender in Public Policy, Women in Health Leadership, the Feminist Toolshed, Women Law Students Association, Michigan Business Women, the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Hebrew and Jewish Cultural Studies, Center for International and Comparative Law, the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, Center for Middle East Studies, and the Women’s Studies Department.
*Funds are provided by the Ginsberg Center to help raise awareness and discussion of these issues on campus. The viewpoints expressed therein do not necessarily reflect those of the Ginsberg Center or its programs.
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