- Open to the public
The Van Leer Institute 43 Jabotinsky Street, Jerusalem
For more information, contact the Van Leer Institute at: 02-5605222
On Wednesday January 14, 2013 at 6:30 P.M., IDI and the Van Leer Institute will host a seminar that will explore two recent incidents in which it appears that the government attempted to limit academic freedom for political reasons: the attempt to shut down the political science department of Ben-Gurion University and the cancelation a senior Israeli academic's participation in an international science symposium. The evening will focus on the erosion of the border between politics and academic research.
Chair: Prof. Emeritus Gabriel Motzkin, Director of the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute.
- Dr. Arik Carmon, President of the Israel Democracy Institute
- Prof. Yaron Ezrachi, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
- Dr. Gabi Avital, Chairman of Professors for a Strong Israel
- Mr. Assaf Sagiv, Shalem Center
Respondent: Prof. Rivkah Feldhay, Tel Aviv University