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TEEN PROGRAM
The Politics of National Security

Monday, Feb 12 | 5:00 PM
How can peaceful elections take place when the top concern is survival? Does this polarize society? Does it threaten democracy? How can Israeli democracy continue to function when its national security is at stake? FREE - RSVP

GET CULTURED (20s and 30s)
Security and Democracy in Israel

Tuesday, Feb 13 | 7:30 PM
The Terrace Room at Windsor at West University Apartments | 2630 Bissonnet Street
Security has been the dominant issue in Israeli politics for most of its 70-year history. What are the security positions of the opposing political parties in Israel? What solution do they propose? How does a democracy, in a prolonged state of war and focused on security, manage to survive? FREE - RSVP

RICE UNIVERSITY LUNCH & LEARN
A Tale of Two Democracies, the United States and Israel

Wednesday, Feb 14 | 12:00 PM
Alt. Location: Rice University
Israel and the United States are the strongest of allies, based mainly on their joint values and democratic systems. But Israeli democracy and US democracy are two of the most different democracies in the world today. How can we understand what democracy means in the other country, and how it works, when we are so different?

MELTON & MORE LUNCH & LEARN:
A Tale of Two Democracies, the United States and Israel

Thursday, Feb 15 | 12:15 PM
Melton & More Students, Learning ONLY | $5
Lunch & Learn | $15
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FILM AND LEARN: Footnote

Thursday, Feb 15 | 7:30 PM
An Academy Award finalist for Best Foreign Film, this movie is about life as a professor in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Hear about this from a real professor at the Hebrew University.

$10 Member | $15 Public 
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YOM LIMMUD
What’s Wrong with Israeli Politics and How to Fix It

Sunday, Feb 18 | 10:00 AM
Alt. Location: Congregation Emanu El
Which of the basic criteria that define the Israeli political system are responsible for the problems of Israeli politics? As Israel approaches 70, what has been done to address these problems? What has worked, and what has backfired? Which reforms are now being debated?

HEBREW SPEAKING PROFESSIONALS ORGANIZATION (HSPO) LECTURE
Assessing Israeli Democracy and Society at 70:
Lessons for the Next Generation

Sunday, February 18 | 4:00 PM
This lecture will be given IN HEBREW
Israeli society has multiplied more than ten-fold over the last 70 years, but the method by which Israelis elect their politicians has hardly changed. Is Israel’s democratic system, designed during the pre-state yishuv period, appropriate for Israeli society today? Can Israeli politics and Israeli society conform better? Which element of modern Israel, society or
politics, is more stable, and which is less stable?

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