Conference Call: Shared Society Between Jewish and Arab Citi...

Conference Call: Shared Society Between Jewish and Arab Citizens of Israel

Apr 9, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Shared Society concepts have been part of civil society discourse and work in Israel for many decades. In recent years, the concept has risen in prominence, becoming a central part of the missions of many organizations and gaining attention within formal state bodies as well. Still, 'Shared Society' remains a broad and multi-purpose term. Join us for a conference call with Avivit Hai, Task Force Program Director in Israel, for an in-depth discussion of current shared society discourse, approaches, programs, and government initiatives as outlined in the Task Force's recent briefing paper, Shared Society Between Jewish and Arab Citzens of Israel. Event details: Wednesday, April 9th at 12pm Call-in instructions will be provided upon RSVP. Please RSVP to [email protected]. Speaker Bios Avivit Hai Avivit Hai is the Program Director in Israel for the Inter Agency Task Force on Israeli Arab Issues. In this capacity she remains up-to-date with developments in the field and with organization professionals, government officials, experts and activists working on these issues. Avivit assists Task Force members in their missions and educational programs in Israel and leads research and production of Task Force briefing papers and updates on specific issue areas. Avivit joined the Task Force after holding several positions at the Economic Cooperation Foundation (ECF) in Tel Aviv from 1998 until 2008 implementing an array of Israeli-Palestinian civil society projects in social welfare, education and cross border cooperation. In 2000, Avivit managed ECF's activities on internal Israeli Jewish-Arab issues and between 2002-2005 Avivit served as the Senior Research Assistant to Shira Herzog, Executive Vice President of the Kahanoff Foundation in Canada, examining cooperative Israeli-Palestinian civil society activities in the 1990s. Between 2004-2008, while living in Cremona, Italy, Avivit continued her work with the ECF as a project writer, translator and consultant. She has also worked with the Italian Center for Peace in the Middle East (CIPMO) in Milan where she consulted on Israeli-Palestinian and internal Israeli issues. Avivit holds an interdisciplinary MA from Tel Aviv University in Politics, Law and Society, is the author of several publications on Israeli-Palestinian issues and is fluent in Hebrew, English and Italian.