NYU's Taub Center for Israel Studies will host Tzipi Livni, former foreign minister of Israel and a current opposition member of the Knesset, for a public lecture, “Israel in a Changing Middle East,” on Tues., Sept. 20, 6:30 p.m.
New York University’s Taub Center for Israel Studies will host Tzipi Livni, former foreign minister of Israel and a current opposition member of the Knesset, for a public lecture, “Israel in a Changing Middle East,” on Tues., Sept. 20, 6:30 p.m. at NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life, Room 914 (60 Washington Square South [at LaGuardia Pl.]).
The event is free and open to the public. RSVP by calling 212.992.9797 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Space limited to availability. Subways: A, B, C, D, E, F, M (West 4th St.).
Livni has held a variety of ministerial positions in the Israeli government. In addition to serving as minister of foreign affairs, she has been acting prime minister, minister of justice, and head of the Israeli team in the peace process negotiations with the Palestinians in 2008 and 2013.
She was a member of the National Security Cabinet and the Senior Security Cabinet during the Second Lebanon War, Operation Cast Lead, and Operation Protective Edge. She served as a lieutenant in the Israel Defense Forces and later in the Mossad. Livni 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 in the Knesset. She is a member of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee and head of the Subcommittee for International Legal Warfare, focusing on issues of asymmetrical warfare and Israel’s national security.
The event is co-sponsored with NYU’s Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life and Tamid Group at NYU.
The Taub Center was established with a gift from the Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation. The gift supports an endowed professorship and two graduate fellowships in Israel Studies, and funds lectures, seminars, scholarly colloquia at the Center, and other special programs for students, faculty, and the community. In addition to offering its own programming, the Taub Center works closely with NYU’s departments to create cross-disciplinary programming, serving to broaden NYU’s offerings in Judaic and Middle Eastern studies.