Professor Reuven Hazan visits Southern California

During a recent visit to Southern California, HU Prof. Reuven Hazan spoke at several AFHU-sponsored events. He is a professor in, and former Chair of, the Hebrew University’s Department of Political Science, where his research focuses on the interplay between electoral systems, political structures, and legislative studies.  On February 6, 2023, Prof. Hazan spoke to nearly 100 attendees as part of the Sinai Temple Speaker Series on the topic, “Navigating the Labyrinth of Israeli Politics,” and on February 7, Prof. Hazan joined 40 guests at a luncheon held at Glaser Weil, LLP, where he spoke on, “The New Israeli Government: Democracy and Judicial Reform.”   

During Prof. Hazan’s visit to California, the Israel Consul General to Los Angeles hosted 30 individuals at his private residence for a lecture titled, “Five Elections in Three and a Half Years,” and, on February 9. 2023, Prof. Hazan joined Professor Dov Waxman of the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies and Nazarian research fellow, Dr. Tamar Hofnung, for a discussion titled “Understanding Israel’s Current Political and Constitutional Crisis:  An Urgent Discussion with Professor Reuven Hazan.” This timely event, co-hosted by the UCLA chapter of Hillel, took place at the university’s Gindi Auditorium. Finally, on February 13, the Jewish Federation of the Desert in Rancho Mirage hosted Prof. Hazan at an intimate lecture with 20 individuals in attendance. 

Current events in Israeli politics may affect the future of the Middle East and the world. AFHU is proud to share reasoned, insightful presentations on contemporary Israeli politics as a part of its mission to raise awareness of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in the United States and increase support for the university’s academic programs and innovative research.