Religious Minorities in a Liberal Society: Israeli and American Perspectives
Please join us for an enlightening program on Israeli and American perspectives regarding religious minorities.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
UCLA School of Law, Room 1357
405 Hilgard Ave.
Los Angeles, CA United States
The accommodation of religious minorities and their norms is a major issue facing many western societies today. Courts and other state institutions must strike a difficult balance between the respect that should be accorded to minority cultures, on the one hand, and liberal values such as gender equality, on the other hand. This symposium examines the ways in which the Israeli legal system has attempted in recent years to face this dilemma, focusing especially on the recent gender-segregated buses (Mehadrin) case, and to compare the Israeli and American experiences in dealing with religious minorities.
Chair: Neil Netanel (UCLA Law School. Director, UCLA Israel Studies Program)
Orly Erez-Likhovski (Israeli Religious Action Center) "Rosa Parks Takes a Bus in Jerusalem? Gender Equality and Multiculturalism in Contemporary Israel"
Nahshon Perez (Nazarian Foundation Visiting Scholar, UCLA Department of Political Science), "Other Regarding Preferences, Self Regarding Preferences and Cost Internalization: Reflections on the Price of Bus Tickets"
Daphne Barak Erez (Professor, Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law; Richard & Rhoda Goldman Visiting Israeli Professor, Stanford Law School) "The Israeli Status Quo Model: Between Shaping the State and Accommodating Minorities"
Commentator: Nomi Stolzenberg (USC School of Law)
Organizer: Assaf Likhovski (Professor, Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law; Visiting Schusterman Professor, UCLA School of Law)
Cost: Free of charge
This event is being offered free of charge. Parking is available for $10 and may be purchased at the parking kiosk located at the corner of Hilgard and Westholme Avenues.
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Sponsor(s): Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, UCLA School of Law International Human Rights Program