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Keynote Speaker: Dr. Dahlia Scheindlin,
International Political and Strategic Consultant and Public Opinion Expert

Dahlia Scheindlin Tel Aviv Aug 2017. Photo by Eyal Warshavsky

Dr. Dahlia Scheindlin is a public opinion expert and an international political and strategic consultant who will provide a critical point of view on the 2019 Israel elections. Because she currently conducts the joint Israeli-Palestinian ongoing public opinion survey together with the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, Dr. Scheindlin is uniquely positioned to share insights into this election process and the potential ripple effect on Israel’s domestic and international political relationships.

 

Inspired by the legacy of its extraordinary namesake, the Connie Spear Birnbaum Memorial Lecture strives to be a force for unity by bringing the brightest minds and most compelling Jewish leaders to inform and inspire us. JCRC is proud to sponsor this lecture series, which offers timely topics and speakers across the ideological spectrum, reflecting the fullness of our community’s diversity. Being open to hearing all voices – not just one’s own or those most familiar to us – is “the Connie way.” This is a significant step on a journey which begins with education and exposure, engenders understanding and respect, and hopefully, paves a path toward that ever-elusive unity and love of one Jew for the other.

More about Dr. Dahlia Scheindlin,
International Political and Strategic Consultant and Public Opinion Expert

Dahlia Scheindlin Tel Aviv Aug 2017. Photo by Eyal Warshavsky

Dr. Dahlia Scheindlin is a public opinion expert and an international political and strategic consultant; she is also an academic and a writer. She has advised and conducted research on five national campaigns in Israel, mostly for the Labor Party and including the most recent elections in 2015.  In the past, she has worked as a Senior Analyst for the Washington-based global firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research; the director of international campaigns at GCS Issue Management, and a researcher at the Israel Democracy Institute. As an independent consultant, she conducts extensive public opinion and policy research on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the peace process (including working for Prime Minister Ehud Barak during the Camp David negotiations in 2000, with GQRR), along with issues of democracy, human rights, minority relations, religious identity, Arab-Jewish relations and foreign affairs for a wide range of NGOs. She currently conducts the joint Israeli-Palestinian ongoing public opinion survey together with the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research. Ms. Scheindlin has worked internationally on electoral campaigns, social and civil society projects in Serbia, Kosovo, Albania, Madedonia, Ukraine, Egypt, Palestine, Cyprus, Greece, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Austria, Italy, and the US,  among other countries.

 

About Connie Spear Birnbaum

As a professional and as a volunteer, Connie Spear Birnbaum worked tirelessly for an array of organizations within the Jewish community, always with the goal of advancing Ahavat Yisrael – the love of one Jew for the other – and a penchant for being in the right place at the right time. Upon her untimely passing from breast cancer at age 48, Connie became a symbol of Jewish unity and the inspiration for an annual event which would bring together Jews from across the width and breadth of Jewish life – from the religious to the secular, the right to the left, and everywhere in between. This popular and meaningful lecture was established in Connie’s memory and continues to be open to anyone who wishes to attend.