JCRC Speaker Series

Israel Election Update with Dr. Reuven Hazan

Thursday, March 11 at 1pm ET

Israelis will vote for a new government on March 23rd, their fourth election in the past two years. Will a shakeup among the parties lead to a different outcome? Join Professor Revuen Hazan from Hebrew University for an expert’s perspective from Jerusalem.

Professor Reuven Hazan
Professor Reuven Hazan is a political scientist, diplomat, political affairs commentator and former Chair of the Political Science Department at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Educated at The Hebrew University (B.A.) and Columbia University (M.A., Ph.D.), he has held academic appointments at The Hebrew University since 1995. He was Visiting Professor in the Government Department of Harvard University (2009-2010), and Visiting Associate Professor in Political Science at Emory University (2003-2004). His expertise is in historical and current analysis of democratic institutions in general and Israeli democracy in particular. Professor Hazan was the advisor to the Speaker of the Israeli parliament. He has served as a leading consultant for several political parties in Israel and works with the nation’s foremost think-tanks. Professor Hazan served on the Presidential Commission on the Structure of Government in Israel.

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