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Daphne Barak-Erez: "Jewish and Democratic State: Constitutional Foundations."


Daphne Barak-Erez

Daphne Barak-Erez, Israeli Supreme Court Justice and law professor, gives a lecture entitled: "Jewish and Democratic State: Constitutional Foundations." Please RSVP at the following: Daphne Barak-Erez was born in the United States to Israeli parents and became a citizen by birthright of the United States. The family later returned to Israel, where she was raised. She studied law at Tel Aviv University as part of the Atuda program, earning Bachelor of Laws, Master of Laws, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees, and did postdoctoral research at Harvard University. Barak-Erez was appointed at the University of Haifa Faculty of Law in 1991, and at the Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law in 1992, where she became Dean of the Faculty of Law in the fall of 2011. Since May 2012, she has served as a judge in the Supreme Court of Israel. As a scholar, she specializes in constitutional and administrative law. Barak-Erez has been a visiting professor at various universities, including Columbia, Stanford, Duke, and UCLA, as well as a visiting researcher at other distinguished institutions, such as Harvard, Yale, Cambridge, and the Max Planck Institute. Barak-Erez is the author and editor of 20 books and 130 articles, including "Outlawed Pigs: Law, Religion and Culture in Israel" (University of Wisconsin Press, 2007) and "Administrative Law" (in Hebrew, 4 volumes, 2010, 2013, 2017), and her most recent "Biblical Judgments: New Legal Readings in the Hebrew Bible (University of Michigan Press, 2024). She is currently a member of Council for Higher Education in Israel. Barak-Erez has been awarded several prizes, including the Zeltner Prize, the Rector's Prize for Excellence in Teaching (twice), the Woman of the City Award by the City of Tel Aviv, and the Women in Law Award by the Israel Bar Association. In November 2013, Daphne Barak-Erez accepted an award in Israel's name, for progress made in reducing gender gaps. The award was presented by Women in Parliament Global Forum during a ceremony at the European Parliament in Brussels.


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