Israel’s Rights Revolution: Public Opinion and Constitutional Law
3501 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA
The Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies is proud to present The First Annual Howard Jay Reiter Memorial Lecture.
After a “constitutional revolution” during the 1990s, Israel is now facing a “counter-constitutional revolution” at a time of profound challenge to democratic governance and constitutionalism globally. Professor Medina will explore these changes and challenges in Israel’s process of constitution-making through a lecture that aims to clarify the complex interactions of public opinion, the Supreme Court, and the government in Israel.
Barak Medina holds the Justice Haim Cohen Chair in Human Rights at the Faculty of Law of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he previously served as Dean (2009-2012), and Rector (2017-2022). His research interests include Israeli law, comparative constitutional law, and economic analysis of law.
This event is co-sponsored by the Penn Carey Law School, as a collaboration with the Caroline Zelaznik Gruss and Joseph S. Gruss Lecture in Talmudic Civil Law.
Established in memory of Katz Center board member Howard Jay Reiter z”l, this new lecture series shares the riches of Israeli scholarship with the University of Pennsylvania community. Howard Jay Reiter z”l was the husband of Jody Ellant W’82, L’87 and the father of Gavriela C’17, SP2’18, Aiden W’20, C’20, Ariana and Gideon.