Lecturer to discuss Israeli social issues, nature


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — 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 Oct. 18 at the University of Louisville.

    Efron, senior fellow at 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 Ekstrom Library’s Chao Auditorium.

    Sponsors are the Jewish Community of Louisville, Jewish studies committee of UofL’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 502-852-0453 or avery.kolers@louisville.edu

    Judy Hughes
    Judy Hughes is a senior communications and marketing coordinator for UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing and associate editor of UofL Magazine. She previously worked in news as a writer and editor for a daily newspaper and The Associated Press.