OTTAWA - The 2017 Davidson Lecture with Prof. Ruth Gavison - “State and Religions in Israel: The Regulation of Marriage and Divorce”

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Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 7:00pm

The Zelikovitz Centre presents  THE 2017 EDGAR AND DOROTHY DAVIDSON LECTURE  State and Religions in Israel: The Regulation of Marriage and Divorce


Ruth Gavison

Azrieli Theatre 101, Carleton University
March 30, 2017
7:00 pm

Complimentary Light Refreshments to follow


Prof. Ruth GavisonProfessor Gavison's areas of research include equality and integration, the protection of minorities, human rights, political theory, the role of courts in democracy, religion and politics, and Israel as a Jewish and democratic state.

She co-authored with R. Yaacov Medan, A New Covenant Among Jews on State and Religion Issues in Israel (2003). She was a member of the Winograd Commission, which investigated the 2006 Lebanon War, and her recommendations to then Minister of Justice Livni on the constitutional anchoring of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state were published in Constitutional Anchoring of Israel's Vision: Recommendations Submitted to the Minister of Justice (2014).

Professor Gavison is a founding member and past Chairperson and President of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel and the founding President of Metzilah, a center for Zionist, Jewish, liberal and humanist thought.

Canada-Israel Cultural Foundation, Bora Laskin Law Society, CFHU, Embassy of Israel in Canada, Department of Law and Legal Studies at Carlton University, Religion Program - College of the Humanities - Carleton University, Max and Tessie Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies

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