Sun, Mar 26|
What's going on in Israel-political situation and changes
What's going on in Israel?! Understanding current political and social events in Israel. In these difficult times in Israel many of you send us your thoughts, expressing your wish to understand better what exactly is happening in the Jewish homeland? 12:30 Pm ET | 19:30 Israel | 18:30 Budapest
Time & Location מתי והיכן
Mar 26, 12:30 PM EDT
About the Event פרטים נוספים
What's going on in Israel?!
Understanding current political and social events in Israel.
In these difficult times in Israel many of you send us your thoughts, expressing your wish to understand better what exactly is happening in the Jewish homeland?
We decided to dedicate three zoom sessions focusing each time on the political situation and changes in our three partnering countries: Israel, Hungary, and the US.
For this purpose we reached out to experts in the field of political science through the prism of each country.
Join us on the first session focusing on Israel.
Adv. Dr. Eliad Shraga
The founder and chairman of the Movement for Quality Government in Israel.
Eliad Shraga was born in Jerusalem, a ninth-generation Jerusalemite. He enrolled in undergraduate studies in archeology and geography at Tel Aviv University and at the same time completed his Law degree (B.LL.) and later received a Master's degree with honors in commercial law (M .LL) from Tel Aviv University and the University of Berkeley in California. In 2018, he completed his doctoral studies (PhD) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, on the topic of whistleblowers. Between 2008-2012, he published a series of 6 books dealing with administrative law, compiling hundreds of rulings and laws into one source. His books are used by many jurists who appear in Israeli courts. Eliad is the founder and owner of "Eliad Shraga & Co." - a law firm in Tel Aviv specializing in civil and administrative commercial law. Since 1990, he is the founder and volunteer chairman of the Movement for Quality Government in Israel (MQG), and the "Born for Freedom" association, which was established with the aim of locating information on IDF prisoners and missing persons including Ron Arad (the association is no longer active). Eliad is a reserve lieutenant colonel in the paratroopers. He is married to Dalit, and has six children.
Prof. Osnat Akirav
Associate professor in Political Science at the Western Galilee College, Israel.
The head of the Galilee Research institute, Western Galilee College.
Prof. Akirav's specialization is in legislative studies, setting the agenda, candidate selection methods, local government, gender and politics, minorities and politics, research methods and Israeli political system. In 2016 she was a visiting scholar at Stanford university. She has many publications on the representative behavior in local government and in parliaments. She served 10 years as local council representative. In 2010 and in 2015 she received a prize for outstanding teaching in political science from the American Political Science Association and in 2012 she received Edmond Safra award for outstanding achievement and excellence. In 2012 and 2016 she received a prize for best article from the Israeli Political Science Association. In 2015, 2018-2022 she received a prize for excellent researcher from the Western Galilee College. Since 2019 she serves as the vice president of the Israel Political Science Association (ISPSA). And, in 2020 she was nominated to the Western Galilee College president' advisor for gender fairness.
Since 2008, Akirav is a voluntary academic advisor and lecturer at WePower – a non-profit, non-partisan Israeli NGO. In March 2018 she delivered a speech about "Women’s Political Participation" at the annual conference organized by the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) of the United Nation in New York city. In 2022 she received the New Pioneers award from the Union Sefaradi Mundial for her contribution to the Israeli