On Friday, January 11, 2013, the Middle East and North Africa Center at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies held the 29th Asan Dosirak Series with Experts, entitled “Israel’s Forthcoming Elections” with Dr. Itzhak Galnoor, the Herbert Samuel Professor of Political Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Senior Research Fellow at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute in Israel.
Professor Galnoor discussed the unique history of the Israeli party system and how it has shaped modern Israeli politics in terms of voter preferences, coalition-building, and election campaigns. He also highlighted the primary issues affecting the upcoming 2013 legislative elections in Israel and their implications for the wider region.
Itzhak Galnoor is the Herbert Samuel Professor of Political Science (emeritus) at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has been a Visiting Professor at many international universities, and served on the Executive Committee of the International Political Science Association. He edited Advances in Political Science, Cambridge University Press and IPSA book series. From 1994–96, he was Head of the Civil Service Commission in Itzhak Rabin’s Government. Professor Galnoor has served on the Israel Science Foundation’s Executive Committee (2001-2007) and on the Governing Board of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2003-2007). He also served as Deputy Chair of the Council for Higher Education 2007-2008. Since 2007 he is a Senior Fellow at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute and Academic Director of the State Responsibility and the Limits of Privatization project at the Chazan Center for Social Justice.
Date / Time: Friday, January 11, 2013 / 10:30AM-1:00PM
Venue: Conference Room (B1), The Asan Institute for Policy Studies