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    Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Bedouin Women in Israel

    Professor Rivka Carmi in Conversation with Sue Fishkoff (In English)

    When: Monday, 12/9/2019 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Export event

    Where: Einstein Meeting Room (Bldg E) Room E-104

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    "If you are a woman who has made it to the top, you have to be totally committed to the cause of women's equality, and you must, on top of all the obligations and worries that come with the job, constantly work to pave the way, by any means possible, for your fellow women." ~ Professor Rivka Carmi


    Is there a glass ceiling for women in Israel? Is there a difference between Jewish and minority women in Israel in that respect? Join us for a fascinating evening with Professor Rivka Carmi, who will share her wealth of knowledge and experience as the first and only female to serve as president of a public university in Israel, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, and as a leading Negev pediatrician. From 2000 to 2005, Professor Carmi served as Dean of the Ben Gurion University Faculty of Health Sciences, making her the first woman to hold that position in Israel.

    The conversation will be moderated by Sue Fishkoff.

    OFJCC Palo Alto JCCProfessor Rivka Carmi is a graduate of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Hadassah Medical School. She completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in neonatology at the Soroka University Medical Center, and an additional fellowship in medical genetics at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard University Medical School. Carmi's research focused mainly on the delineation of the clinical manifestations and molecular basis of genetic diseases in the Negev Bedouin population. Earlier this year, Professor Carmi was awarded an honorary doctorate from Brandeis University. In 2015, she was awarded Honorary Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) and also appeared on BBC's 100 Women list. Professor Carmi is a founding member of the UK-Israel Science Council. She is an active member of the board of directors of Desert Stars.

    OFJCC Palo Alto JCCCSue Fishkoff has worked in Jewish journalism for 30 years. She spent seven years in Israel as a staff writer for the Jerusalem Post, and six years as a national correspondent for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency before becoming J. The Jewish News of Northern California's editor in 2011. Fishkoff is the author of two books: The Rebbe's Army: Inside the World of Chabad-Lubavitch and Kosher Nation: Why More and More of America's Food Answers to a Higher Authority. She has a BA in history from Cornell University and an MA in political science from Columbia University. Fishkoff lives in Oakland.

    This event is co-sponsored by Desert Stars.

    Desert Stars is building a generation of Bedouin leaders to promote a thriving Bedouin community and a strong Israeli society. The organization empowers mission-driven young people to realize their individual and collective potential as change-making leaders. The leadership and academic programs engage talented youth and young adults from tribes across the Negev.




    Monday, December 9
    7:30–9:00 PM
    Einstein Meeting Room (Bldg E) Room E-104
    $15 General Public | $12 Members and J-Pass Holders | $18 At the Door
    Contact: Roni Antebi | (650) 223-8667 | [email protected]

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