The Halbert Centre for Canadian Studies
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Israel Association for Canadian Studies
The 14th Jerusalem Conference in Canadian Studies
Jerusalem, Israel, May 20-22, 2013
Canada and Israel in a Changing World: New Trends and Directions
Recent changes in world affairs have posed new domestic, regional and international political, social, and economic challenges to both Canada and Israel. The global economic meltdown, the Arab Spring, the resurgence of political protests and the impact of digital technologies and social media on political communication and mobilization are only some of the major issues that have required scholars and policy makers to reassess conventional ways of understanding politics and policy at the domestic, regional and international levels. A three-day international conference at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem held by the Halbert Center for Canadian Studies and the Israel Association for Canadian Studies will explore, from a multi-disciplinary perspective, the way in which Canada and Israel cope with these new challenges.
Primary speakers who have already confirmed their participation include: Diana Brydon, Canada Research Chair in Globalization and Cultural Studies, and professor in the Department of English, Film, and Theatre at the University of Manitoba & St. John's College; Richard Cavell, Department of English, Founder, International Canadian Studies Centre, & Principal Founder, Media Studies Program, University of British Columbia; Itzak Galnoor, Herbert Samuel Professor of Political Science (emeritus), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Louis Jacques Filion, Rogers-J.A. Bombardier Chair of Entrepreneurship, HEC Montreal; Brian Lewis, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science & Professor of Communication Studies, Concordia University; Shimon Shetreet, Professor of Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Greenblatt chair of Public and International law and past President of the Sacher Institute of Legislative Research and Comparative Law.
The keynote address "Challenges to Higher Education" will be delivered on May 21st, 2013,11:15-12:45, by Janice Gross Stein, Belzberg Professor of Conflict Management in the Department of Political Science & Director, Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. Discussion and Respondants: Prof. Menahem Ben Sasson, President, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Prof. Rivka Carmi, President, Ben Gurion University.
The session will be chaired by Dr. Nadine Trajtenberg, Associate Dean of the School of Economics, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya