Dr. Einat Wilf, the Baye Foundation Adjunct Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, was chair of the Education, Sports and Culture Committee, chair of the Knesset Sub-Committee for Israel and the Jewish People, and member of the influential Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee in the 18th Knesset.
Previously, Dr. Wilf served as foreign policy advisor to Vice Prime Minister Shimon Peres, a senior fellow at the Jewish People Policy Institute, and a strategic consultant with McKinsey & Company. Born and raised in Israel, Dr. Wilf served as an intelligence officer in the Israel Defense Forces.
Dr. Wilf is the author of four books that explore key issues in Israeli society. Her first book, “My Israel, Our Generation”, is about Israel’s past and future from the perspective of the younger generation. Her second book, “Back to Basics: How to Save Israeli Education (at no additional cost)“, offers a detailed and feasible policy proposal for improving Israel’s education system. Her third book, “It’s NOT the Electoral System, Stupid”, demonstrates through comparative analysis why Israel’s electoral system is no worse than those of other democracies and therefore should not be changed. Her fourth and most recent book, "Winning the War of Words" compiles her key essays on Israel and Zionism.
Dr. Wilf has a BA in Government and Fine Arts from Harvard University, an MBA from INSEAD in France and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Cambridge.
This event is co-sponsored by the Kenyon Israel Club, the Department of History, and the Department of Religious Studies.
Monday, October 24, 2016 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Brandi Recital Hall, Storer Hall
105 College Drive, Gambier, OH 43022