Israeli Society: Trends and Prospects

Israeli Society: Current Trends and Future Prospects – a joint conference by the two Taub Centers commemorating Henry Taub

Date: April 15, 2012

10:30 am Morning session
Greetings:
Lauren Benton, Dean for Humanities, NYU
Ronald Zweig, Director, Taub Center for Israel Studies, NYU
Dan Ben-David, Executive Director, Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel.

The Israeli economy: structural challenges and unsustainable dynamics
Eran Yashiv Chair, Economic Policy Program, Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel and Tel-Aviv University

Employment and wage gaps in Israel: the role of education
Ayal Kimhi Chair, Labor Policy Program, Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel
and Hebrew University

Does the protest generation have cause to complain? On the socio-economic condition of
young adults in Israel
Yossi Shavit Chair, Education Policy Program, Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel
and Tel-Aviv University

2:00pm Afternoon Session
Hidden dimensions of welfare state retrenchment: structural changes in Israel’s social
insurance system
Michal Koreh Taub Center for Israel Studies, NYU

States, classes and challenges to neo-liberalism: lessons from Israel’s social protests
Michael Shalev Chair, Welfare Policy Program, Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel
and Hebrew University

The “Americanization” of Israel’s healthcare system
Dov Chernichovsky Chair, Health Policy Program, Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel and Ben-Gurion University

4:30pm Concluding Lecture
Israel’s social protests – the big picture
Dan Ben-David Executive Director, Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel
and Tel-Aviv University

6:00pm Conference Dinner
Greetings
Dan Ben-David, Executive Director, Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel

Remembering Henry Taub
Ronald W. Zweig, Director, Taub Center for Israel Studies at NYU

Keynote Address
Amos Schocken, Publisher, Haaretz newspaper