The Tel Aviv Review

Host Gilad Halpern speaks to Prof. Gili Drori, head of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and co-chair of the international conference "Internationalization, Globalization and Governance of Academia," which was recently held at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. They discuss how universities have adapted to market forces and global capitalism with a mixture of accommodation and resistance.

Song: Eatliz - Attractive

This season of the Tel Aviv Review is made possible by The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, which promotes humanistic, democratic, and liberal values in the social discourse in Israel.

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Prof. Haim Yacobi, a political geographer at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, is the author of the recently published Israel and Africa: A Genealogy of Moral Geography (the Hebrew version was published by the Van Leer Institute). Prof. Yacobi explains to host Gilad Halpern how Israel's political and conceptual relationship with the African continent over the years contributed to the shaping of its own space and identity.

Song: Karolina - Tsel Ets Tamar

This season of the Tel Aviv Review is made possible by The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, which promotes humanistic, democratic, and liberal values in the social discourse in Israel.

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Dr. Uriel Abulof, a political scientist at Tel Aviv University, is the author of the new book The Mortality and Morality of Nations. He discusses with host Gilad Halpern the three case studies explored in his book - three national collectives that have been pathologically insecure about the validity of their identity and the viability of their polity: French Canadians, Afrikaners, and Jewish Israelis.

Song: Hili Yalon - Habayit Hu Halev

This season of the Tel Aviv Review is made possible by The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, which promotes humanistic, democratic, and liberal values in the social discourse in Israel.

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Dr. Itzick Shai, an archaeologist and lecturer in Israeli heritage at Ariel University, talks to host Gilad Halpern about the excavation of Tel Burna, in the coastal lowlands in southwestern Israel. There, he and his colleagues apply their inclusive "community" approach to archaeology.

Song: Arik Einstein - Shavir

This season of the Tel Aviv Review is made possible by The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, which promotes humanistic, democratic, and liberal values in the social discourse in Israel.

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Dr. Aidan Beatty, a post-doctoral fellow in Israel Studies at the Concordia University, Canada, is the author of the forthcoming book Masculinity and Power in Irish Nationalism, 1884-1938. He discusses with host Gilad Halpern the surprisingly many parallels between Zionism and Irish nationalism.

Song: Dikla - Sheva BaErev

This season of the Tel Aviv Review is made possible by The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, which promotes humanistic, democratic, and liberal values in the social discourse in Israel.

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Prof. Meira Polliack of the Department of Bible Studies at Tel Aviv University discusses with host Gilad Halpern the conceptual and theological exchanges between Islam and Judaism in the 9th and 10th centuries.

Song: Adrian Younge feat. Karolina & Letitia Sadier - Hands Of God

This season of the Tel Aviv Review is made possible by The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, which promotes humanistic, democratic, and liberal values in the social discourse in Israel.

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Shai Ferraro, a religions scholar at Tel Aviv University, explores with host Gilad Halpern the emergence of pagan rituals in contemporary Israel against the backdrop of Judaism's acrimonious relationship with idolatry.

Song: Gazoz - Roni

This season of the Tel Aviv Review is made possible by The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, which promotes humanistic, democratic, and liberal values in the social discourse in Israel.

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Dr. Esther Carmel-Hakim, a historian of Zionism at the University of Haifa, explores with host Gilad Halpern the central role women played in the Jewish national movement from its early stages, and explains why they've been marginalized by the official historiography.

Song: Gal de Paz Band - The Change

This season of the Tel Aviv Review is made possible by The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, which promotes humanistic, democratic, and liberal values in the social discourse in Israel.

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Dr. Rachel Werczberger, an anthropologist, religious scholar, and post-doctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, explores with host Gilad Halpern the recent evolution of new forms of spirituality in Israeli society, against the backdrop of tradition and the advent of neoliberalism.

Song: Shotey Hanevua - Yedia

This season of the Tel Aviv Review is made possible by The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, which promotes humanistic, democratic, and liberal values in the social discourse in Israel.

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