Taub Center Speakers Program


Each year, the Taub Center organizes a series of public lectures by international scholars. The Speakers Program offers the academic community and the general public a chance to participate in a dynamic dialogue about issues, events, and scholarship related to Israel.


Speakers Program / Fall 2016


RSVP for all events > rsvp.taub@nyu.edu


September 19th, 2016

6:30 pm

14A Washington Mews, 1st Floor


"A Home for All Jews: Citizenship, Rights, and National Identity in the New Israeli State"

Dr. Orit Rozin

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September 20th, 2016

6:30 pm

Kimmel Center, Room 914

Israel in a Changing Middle East

MK Tzipi Livni

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Co-leader, Zionist Union Party; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, State of Israel

 MK Livni has held a variety of ministerial positions in the Israeli government. These include Minister of Foreign Affairs, Acting Prime Minister, Minister of Justice, and Head of the Israeli team in the peace process negotiations with the Palestinians in 2008 and 2013.

Livni served as member of the National Security Cabinet and the Senior Security Cabinet during the Second Lebanon War, Operation Cast Lead and Operation Protective Edge. Livni served as a lieutenant in the Israel Defense Forces and later in the Mossad. She holds a law degree and has practiced law for over a decade. She also served as Director General of the Government Companies Authority.

 Livni is currently the head of the Hatnua Party and co-leader of the Zionist Union, which heads the opposition. She is a member of the Foreign Affairs - Defense Committee, and head of the Subcommittee for International Legal Warfare. She engages in issues of asymmetrical warfare and Israel’s national security.


co-sponsored with the NYU Bronfman Center and The Tamid Group at NYU


RSVP HERE




October 13th, 2016

Time TBD

14A Washington Mews, 1st Floor


Film Screening and Discussion with Israeli Filmmaker Ron Cahlili





October 18th, 2016

Time TBD

Gallatin Lecture Hall, 1 Washington Place


Screening of "Oriented" and discussion with Jay Rosen


Co-sponsored with the Gallatin School of Individualized Study

& the NYU LGBTQ Center




October 20th, 2016

6:30 pm

14A Washington Mews, 1st Floor


"Israeli Democracy - Past, Present, and Future"

Nir Kedar




November 1st, 2016

6:30 pm

14A Washington Mews, 1st Floor


"The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem"

Sarit Yishai-Levi

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November 10th, 2016

6:30 pm

Location TBD


"Between Fences"

Film Screening and Discussion with Director Avi Mograbi


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November 13th, 2016

All Day Conference

Kimmel Center, Room 914


"Relations Between Arabs and Jews in Israel: Recent Developments and Future Trends"


Jointly organized with The University of Haifa



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Co-sponsored by: The Kevorkian Center (NYU) and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (NYU)



December 4, 2016


53 Washington Square South

First Floor Screening Room


Other Israel Film Festival Screenings & Discussion


Short Films:

"Facing the Wall"

"Keys"


Full Length Feature:

"The 90-Minute War"

In Conjunction with The Other Israel Film Festival






Spring 2017



Save the Date!

March 3rd, 2017

Time/Location TBA


"Yitzhak Rabin: Soldier, Leader, Statesman" Book Release and Talk

Ambassador Itamar Rabinovich

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Past Speakers Programs


2015-2016

2014-2015

2013-2014

2012-2013

2011-2012

2010-2011

2009-2010

2008-2009

2007-2008

2006-2007

2005-2006

2004-2005

2003-2004