October 18 Noah Efron Will Speak at University of Louisville

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American-born Tel Aviv politician and professor Noah Efron will discuss Israeli social justice issues as well as changing views on nature during his two free, public talks on Thursday, October 18, at the University of Louisville.

Efron, senior fellow at the Israeli political think tank Shaharit, is a former Tel Aviv-Jaffa City Council member who serves on the Committee on Genetically Modified Organisms for the country’s Ministry of Agriculture. He teaches at Bar Ilan University, where he founded a graduate program in science, technology and society. His books include “Real Jews: Secular Versus Ultra-Orthodox, and the Struggle for Jewish Identity in Israel” and “Judaism and Science: An Historical Introduction.”

His science-related talk on “Nature: They Ain’t Making It Like They Used To” will begin at 1 p.m. Then he will discuss the tent-city movement in “Occupy Israel? Notes from a Year of Social Protest” at 7 p.m. Both events will be in the Ekstrom Library’s Chao Auditorium.

Sponsors are The Jewish Community of Louisville, Jewish Studies Committee of U of L’s Humanities Division, Naamani Memorial Lecture Committee, the Social Change Minor and the College of Arts and Sciences’ International, Diversity and Outreach Programs Office.

For more information, contact Avery Kolers at 852-0453 or avery.kolers@louisville.edu.

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