From Crisis to Ceasefire:

A Town Hall Conference Call with Naomi Chazan

Sunday, August 6th at 2:00 PM EDT

This Sunday, join Naomi Chazan, former Member of Knesset, and co-founder of the International Women's Commission for a Just and Sustainable Palestinian-Israeli Peace, for a briefing on the latest developments in the Mideast crisis. 

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Naomi Chazan 
remains one of the most respected leaders of the movement for peace and social justice in Israel. Throughout the past 15 years, Chazan has challenged Israel to pursue a negotiated resolution to the Israeli-Palestinians conflict, and recently co-founded the International Women's Commission for a Just and Sustainable Palestinian-Israeli peace to further advance this goal. 

Chazan's career in activism spans 30 years and has involved the spheres of government, civil society and academia.

Chazan is best known for her ten years in the Knesset as one of Meretz Party's most effective legislators. She was first elected to the Knesset in 1992. She served as Deputy Speaker of the Knesset and Chairperson of the Committee to Combat Drug Abuse, and as a member of the committees on Foreign Affairs and Defense, Economics, the Advancement of the Status of Woman and Immigration and Absorption among others.

Chazan currently serves as the Director of the School of Government and Society at the Academic College of Tel-Aviv-Yaffo. She was a Professor of Political Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and is the former chair of the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace. Her area of expertise is African Studies and she has written 8 books and 53 articles on the subject. She has been a visiting professor at Harvard University and the University of Ife in Nigeria and has served as the vice-president of the International Political Science Association.

One of Chazan's abiding passions throughout her career has been for advancing the status of women in Israel. In 1984, she co-founded the Israel Women's Network and, in 1989, the Israel Women's Peace Net. She is particularly concerned with the impact of the persistent militarism of the Occupation in stymieing the advancement of women in Israel and is one of the most visible leaders of the Women's Peace Movement. She also served as a member of the Israeli Delegation to UN Conference on Women in Nairobi (1985) and Beijing (1995).

Chazan lives in Jerusalem with her son and her daughter.

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