Israel's Democracy: Past, Present, Future - Part 2: Einat Wilf, Member of the Knesset on behalf of the Labor Party of Israel, "Education, Politics, and Democracy in Israel"
Einat Wilf, Member of the Knesset on behalf of the Labor Party of Israel, will speak on "Education, Politics, and Democracy in Israel". This is the 2nd event of a 3-part lecture series titled, "Israel's Democracy: Past, Present, Future".
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN ROOM: Physics and Astronomy Building (PAB), Room 1434A
Los Angeles, CA United States
About the Speaker
Dr. Einat Wilf is a Member of the Knesset on behalf of the Labor Party of Israel. She serves on the Foreign Affairs and Defense, Education, and House committees.
Dr. Wilf is the author of two books that explore key issues in Israeli Society. Her first book, My Israel, Our Generation, about Israel’s past and future from the perspective of the younger generation, was published in Hebrew in 2003 and in English in 2006. Her second book, Back to Basics: How to Save Israeli Education (At No Additional Cost), which offers a detailed and feasible policy proposal for saving Israel’s ailing education system was published in Hebrew in 2009 by Yedioth Achronot.
Previously, Dr. Wilf served as a Senior Fellow with the Jewish People Policy Planning Institute, wrote a weekly column in the Israeli daily newspaper, ‘Israel Hayom’, taught social entrepreneurship at Sapir College, was a member of the President’s Conference Steering Committee, a Foreign Policy Adviser to Vice Prime Minister Shimon Peres, a strategic consultant with McKinsey & Company in New York City and a General Partner with Koor Corporate Venture Capital in Israel.
Born and raised in Israel, Dr. Wilf served as an Intelligence Officer in the Israel Defense Forces and holds a B.A. in Government and Fine Arts from Harvard University, an MBA from INSEAD in France, and a Ph.D in Political Science from the University of Cambridge.
About the Lecture Series:
"Israel’s Democracy: Past, Present, Future"
The UCLA Israel Studies Program is proud to present a 3-part lecture series on Israel’s democracy. All lectures will be free and open to the public. Parking is available for $10 and may be purchased at the parking kiosk located at the corner of Hilgard and Westholme Avenues. Related events in the series are posted below.
Cost: Free of charge
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Sponsor(s): Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies