Young Leaders Seminar on Israeli Culture, Society and Identity

Here is the tentative schedule for 2017. Speakers and order are subject to change. 

Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State: Tensions and Challenges

Day 1 - Sunday, June 25, 2017– Welcome to the Young Leaders Seminar on Israel Studies

10:00-3:30 - Arrival, Registration, + Networking

4:00-5:00 - Orientation in Working Groups

5:00-5:45 - Dinner

6:00-6:30 - Welcome Address Speaker - Rabbi David Ellenson*

6:30-7:30 - Speaker - Eugene Sheppard*

7:30-9:00 - Delegate Meetings, Intro to Israel Studies Symposium, + Case Study #1

9:00 - Social

10:00-11:00 - Room Checks

Day 2 – Monday, June 26, 2017 - Israel Through Literature

7:00-8:00 - Breakfast

8:00-9:30 - Speaker - Aviv Ben-Or*

9:30-10:15 - Speaker Debrief

10:15-10:45 - Break

10:45-12:15 - Israel Case Study #2

12:15-1:15 - Lunch

1:15-5:00 - Israel Studies Symposium Teams

5:00-6:00 - Speaker - Senior Vice President for Students and Enrollment Andrew Flagel, PhD*

6:00-7:00 - Dinner

7:00-9:00 - Outdoor Evening Social

10:00-11:00 - Room Checks

Day 3 - Tuesday, June 27, 2017 – Israel Through Music and Poetry

7:00-8:00 - Breakfast

8:00-9:30 - Speaker - Dr. Ofra Backenroth*

9:30-10:15 - Speaker Debrief

10:15-10:30 - Break

10:30-12:30 - Israel Studies Symposium Teams

12:30-1:30 - Lunch

1:30-7:00 - Boston Trip + Dinner in the City

7:00-9:30 - Film Screening + Discussion

9:30 - Social

10:00-11:00 - Room Checks

Day 4 – Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - Israel Through Film and TV

7:00-8:15 - Breakfast

8:30-9:30 - Speaker - Dr. Rachel Harris*

9:30-10:15 - Speaker Debrief

10:15-10:30 - Break

10:30-12:00 - Speaker - Rabbi Doctor Sharon Shalom*

12:00-1:00 - Lunch

1:00 -2:45 - Israel Case Study #3

2:45-3:00 - Break

3:00-5:00 - Israel Symposium Teams

5:00-6:00 - Break

6:00-7:00 - Dinner

7:00-9:30 Israel Story Performance

10:00-11:00 - Room Checks

Day 5 – Thursday, June 29, 2017 - Israel Through Your Lens

7:00-8:00 - Breakfast

8:00-9:30 - Speaker Gannit Ankori*

9:30-10:15 - Speaker Debrief

10:15-10:45 - Break

10:45-12:15 - Israel Symposium Prep

12:15-1:15 - Lunch

1:15-3:30 - Israel Symposium Presentations

3:30-5:30 - Speaker - Dr. Mishy Harman*

5:30-6:30 - Get Ready for Formal Dinner

6:30-10:00 - Formal Dinner!

10:00-11:00 - Room Checks

Day 6 – Friday, June 30, 2017 - Your Journey Begins

7:00-8:00 - Breakfast

8:00-9:30 - Final Delegate Meetings

9:30-10:30 - Commencement: Speaker - Rachel Fish, PhD*

11:00 - Departure and Checkout