OTTAWA - The 2017 Davidson Lecture with Prof. Ruth Gavison - “State and Religions in Israel: The Regulation of Marriage and Divorce”
Azrieli Theatre 101, Carleton University
March 30, 2017
Complimentary Light Refreshments to follow
Professor Gavison's areas of research include equality and integration, the protection of minorities, human rights, political theory, the role of courts in democracy, religion and politics, and Israel as a Jewish and democratic state.
She co-authored with R. Yaacov Medan, A New Covenant Among Jews on State and Religion Issues in Israel (2003). She was a member of the Winograd Commission, which investigated the 2006 Lebanon War, and her recommendations to then Minister of Justice Livni on the constitutional anchoring of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state were published in Constitutional Anchoring of Israel's Vision: Recommendations Submitted to the Minister of Justice (2014).
Professor Gavison is a founding member and past Chairperson and President of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel and the founding President of Metzilah, a center for Zionist, Jewish, liberal and humanist thought.