From Crisis to
Hall Conference Call with Naomi Chazan
Sunday, August 6th at 2:00 PM
(1PM CDT/Noon MDT/11AM PDT)
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.
TO JOIN: Dial 1-641-696-6699 within 5
minutes of the call's designated start time and then enter the
access code 123432#. You are responsible only for domestic long
QUESTIONS?: The presentation will be
followed by an extensive question and answer session open to all
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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
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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