Torch Talks: What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, join HU’s Dr. Elyakim Kislev for an interactive talk as he discusses the stigma and discrimination against and the pressure to marry.

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Dr. Elyakim Kislev is an assistant professor in the School of Public Policy and Government at the Hebrew University and a research fellow at the Truman Institute, specializing in minorities, policy and technology, and singles studies. Kislev holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Columbia University and three master’s degrees in counseling, public policy, and sociology. He received the U.S. Department of State Fulbright Fellowship and the Award for Outstanding Fulbright Scholars.

​Kislev is the author of Happy Singlehood: The Rising Acceptance and Celebration of Solo Living, published by University of California Press. The book has been translated into Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Arabic, Hebrew, and several other languages. Happy Singlehood was featured in The Washington Post, The Guardian, HuffPost, Cosmopolitan, The Times, Vice, Metro, Globe and Mail, Elle, New York Daily News, and on CNNBBC World News, BBC One, BBC Radio, Bloomberg, and covered by top media outlets around the world. Kislev is a regular contributor to Psychology Today and his articles have garnered over half a million reads and are cited frequently.

Kislev is working now on his next book, Relationships 5.0, asking how recent technological developments may cause us to think differently about our family lives, love affairs, and emotional needs. It analyzes three technological revolutions in the making: The cognitive (AI), sensual (VR and AR), and physical (Robots) revolutions.

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