“Israeli Society: Current Trends and Future Prospects,” Hosted by the Taub Center for Israel Studies—April 15


“Israel’s Social Protests,” “The Americanization of Israel’s Health Care System,” and “Employment and Wage Gaps in Israel” are among the presentations at “Israeli Society: Current Trends and Future Prospects,” an international conference hosted by New York University’s Taub Center for Israel Studies on Sunday, April 15, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“Israel’s Social Protests,” “The Americanization of Israel’s Health Care System,” and “Employment and Wage Gaps in Israel” are among the presentations at “Israeli Society: Current Trends and Future Prospects,” an international conference hosted by New York University’s Taub Center for Israel Studies on Sunday, April 15, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at NYU School of Law’s Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South (between Sullivan and MacDougal Sts.).

The event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required to fas.taubcenter@nyu.edu or 212.998.8981. Subways: A, B, C, D, E, F, M (West 4th Street). Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or james.devitt@nyu.edu.

Other sessions include: “The Israeli Economy: Structural Challenges and Unsustainable Dynamics”; “Does the Protest Generation Have Cause to Complain? On the Socio-Economic Condition of Young Adults in Israel”; and “Hidden Dimensions of Welfare State Retrenchment: Structural Changes in Israel's Social Insurance System.” For a complete schedule of sessions and speakers, click here.

Speakers include: Dan Ben-David, executive director, Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel; Ronald Zweig, director, NYU’s Taub Center for Israel Studies; Lauren Benton, NYU’s Dean for the Humanities; Eran Yashiv, chair, Economic Policy Program, Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel and Tel-Aviv University; Ayal Kimhi, chair, Labor Policy Program, Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel and Hebrew University; Yossi Shavit chair, Education Policy Program, Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel and Tel-Aviv University; Michal Koreh, an NYU post-doctoral fellow; Michael Shalev, chair, Welfare Policy Program, Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel and Hebrew University; Dov Chernichovsky, chair, Health Policy Program, Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel and Ben-Gurion University.

The conference, co-sponsored with the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Jerusalem, commemorates the life of Henry Taub (1927-2011) and Marilyn Taub Foundation.

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