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Lecture: Prof. Ori Aronson 8 pm
February 2, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Professor Ori Aronson: “Constitutional Politics in a Jewish a Democratic State“
Final Class: February 2, 8 pm — Imagining Israel’s futures
The series will consider the state of Israel’s constitutional politics twenty years after the “constitutional revolution” and the rise of judicial activism in the interpretation and enforcement of rights and values. The series will commence with an introduction to the forces, institutions, and individuals that have shaped Israel’s constitutional structure. It will then turn to a consideration of several recent episodes in the ongoing culture war over Israel’s identity, notably the introduction of “nationality law” drafts, and the treatment of undocumented migrants from Africa.
Ori Aronson is the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation/Israel Institute visiting professor at the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies, UC Berkeley School of Law. He is an assistant professor at the Bar-Ilan University Faculty of Law in Ramat-Gan, Israel, where he is also a founding member of the Center for Jewish and Democratic Law. Ori received his LL.B from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and LL.M and S.J.D from Harvard Law School.