Harvard College Palestine Solidarity Committee

19Feb/12

The Fourth Annual Faculty Debate: Can Israel be Both Jewish and Democratic?


Featuring:
Duncan Kennedy, Carter Professor of General Jurisprudence
Noah Feldman, Bemis Professor of Law

Moderator:
Frank Michelman, Robert Walmsley University Professor

March 1st, 6-7:30 pm at Ames Courtroom, Austin Hall, Harvard Law School

Ronald Dworkin has recently argued that Israel is a “flawed democracy” because only secular states can be democracies. He further argued that Israel’s Jewish character designates an unequal status for the Palestinian citizens of Israel (18 percent of the citizenry).

In this debate Professors Kennedy and Feldman examine these claims and other recent developments in Israel’s treatment of the Palestinian citizens of Israel in the context of regional processes of democratization.

Professor Dworkin’s lecture is available on youtube (discussion of Israel starts on min 28).
Presented by: Harvard Law School Justice for Palestine, and the Human Rights Program, International Legal Studies, Unbound, Harvard College Palestine Solidarity Committee and NLG at Harvard Law School.

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