Speaker Tour: Prof. Mohammed Wattad | Arab Citizens and Isra...
Speaker Tour: Prof. Mohammed Wattad | Arab Citizens and Israel's Jewish and Democratic Balance
Over the summer, Israel’s delicate balance of its Jewish and democratic commitments were in the international spotlight following the passage of the Basic Law: Israel as the Nation-State of the Jewish People. Much of this spotlight focused on Israel’s Arab citizens who, at nearly 21 percent of the population, are by far its largest non-Jewish minority. What are the mutual obligations and responsibilities of a state and its citizens? How is this different in the case of Arab citizens of the state of the Jewish people? The Task Force is bringing Prof. Mohammed Wattad, Dean of the Law Faculty at Zefat Academic College and cosntitutional expert, to the U.S. to discuss these issues on a speaking tour in September, 2018.
- Tuesday, September 25, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania and Temple University
- Wednesday, September 26, Chicago: Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago
- Thursday, September 27, New York: Closed event
- Thursday, September 27, Washington, DC: Washington Hebrew Congregation
About Mohammed Wattad
Prof. Wattad has served as a legal clerk at the Supreme Court of Israel under Justice Dalia Dorner, Visiting Professor at the University of California at Irvine, member of the Legal Task Force of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East, and Editor–in–Chief of the International Journal ‘Medicine Law’. Prof. Wattad is a graduate of Haifa University School of Law, including studies as an exchange student at Oxford University. He accomplished the Masters studies of the Direct Program for Doctoral Studies in Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and holds a Masters of Law degree from Columbia University, where he earned also earned his Doctorate of Juridical Science in Law as a Fulbright Scholar. He completed post-doctorate work as a Halbert Fellow at the Munk Center and the Faculty of Law at Toronto University in Canada, where he was also a visiting scholar, and as a Minerva Fellow at the Max Planck Institute in Germany.