Engaging Employers as Active Partners in Advancing Equal Emp...

Engaging Employers as Active Partners in Advancing Equal Employment for Israel's Arab Citizens

Nov 21, 2013 8:30am - 10:00am

Join the Task Force and Jewish Funders Network on November 21st for a breakfast discussion on: "Engaging Employers as Active Partners in Advancing Equal Employment for Israel's Arab Citizens" with Professor Mordechai Kremnitzer Vice President of Research at the Israel Democracy Institute and Former Dean of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Law Integrating Israel's Arab citizens into the advanced job market has become a top government priority in recent years. Numerous systemic and cultural barriers are recognized as inhibiting access for Arab citizens to top-quality jobs. In recent research, the Israel Democracy Institute (IDI) reviewed government mechanisms for enforcing equal employment law and identified key improvements that would remove major barriers and help employers become active partners in increasing equal employment opportunities. (http://pr.ak.vresp.com/12a7226a8/iataskforce.org/edu_au/Invitations/kremnitzer-sm.jpg) On November 21st, Professor Morderchai (Mota) Kremnitzer, who heads projects on Democratic Principles, Arab-Jewish Relations, and Proportionality in Public Policy at IDI, will discuss research findings, including the major barriers to employment, activities of Israel's Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the institute's recommendations. Join us for this important discussion. Event details: Nov. 21st at 8:30am New York City A light breakfast will be served. Please RSVP to [email protected]. Location details provided upon RSVP. Speaker Bio: Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer is Vice President of Research at IDI, where he has been a Senior Fellow since 1994 and currently heads the following projects: Democratic Principles, National Security and Democracy, Arab-Jewish Relations, and Proportionality in Public Policy. He is Professor Emeritus at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Law and was Dean of the Faculty in 1990-1993. Prof. Kremnitzer has advised the governments of Canada, Hungary, Finland, and Thailand on reform in criminal and public law. He has been a visiting Professor at Tulane University in the US, the Central European University in Budapest, McGill University in Montreal, and Zurich University in Switzerland. In addition, he was a Visiting Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg, Germany and conducted research at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Berlin. Prof. Kremnitzer has served as chairman of many public and professional committees, among them a committee on the use of force by the police that was established by the Police Minister (1994); a committee on Education Towards Good Citizenship that was appointed by the Education Minister (1996); a committee appointed by the Finance Minister and the Justice Minister to examine methods to deal with offences and misconduct of public employees (1998); and a committee to reform the Homicide Law (2011). Prof. Kremnitzer has published extensively in the fields of criminal, military, and public law. Among his awards, Prof. Kremnitzer was awarded The Humboldt Research Award for outstanding achievements in research and teaching in 2009, when he also received an honorary doctorate from the University of Lucerne. In 2010, he was appointed an honorary Fellow by The Open University. Born in Frth, Germany, Prof. Kremnitzer studied law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, from which he received his PhD in 1980. Read his full bio, here. (http://cts.vresp.com/c/?InterAgencyTaskForce/fd1feb31f5/5bc4946d82/5b0650cc8d)