Event Recordings and Archive

Event Archive

Please click on any of the years below to see a comprehensive list of all the Institute's public and campus-only events. 



Report on the Ground with Times of Israel Senior Analyst Haviv Rettig Gur (Webinar Series)

Haviv Rettig Gur, Times of Israel Senior Analyst

Kenneth Bamberger, The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Professor of Law

Session I: Social and Political Upheaval in Israel

Septembe 5

Session II: Emergency Briefing

October 18

Session III: Politics and Geopolitics of Wartime Israel

November 15

Session IV: Pressing Dilemmas in...


2022–2023 Events Public Events

Film Screening and Panel Discussion of 9th Circuit Cowboy: The Long, Good Fight of Judge Harry Pregerson

Monday, September 12, 5:45pm, Room 170, Berkeley Law

9th Circuit Cowboy is the story of Judge Harry Pregerson, who served on California’s 9th Circuit Court of Appeals for almost 50 years and was known for placing his personal scruples over what he discounted as abstract legalities. The film screening will be followed by a discussion with Honorable Dean D. Pregerson and...


2021–2022 Events Public Events Civil Society and Plurality in Israel: Virtual Lunchtime Series

A Multicultural Entrapment: Religion & State among the Palestinian-Arabs in Israel

Session 1, Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 12:40 – 2 PM PT

Michael Karayanni, (Bruce W. Wayne Chair in International Law, Hebrew University Faculty of Law) in conversation with Masua Sagiv (Koret Visiting Professor, UC Berkeley; Shalom Hartman Institute; Bar-Ilan University Faculty of Law) about his new book A Multicultural Entrapment:...


2020–2021 Events Public Events

Summer Salon Series 1: Renewable Energy Revolution under Conditions of Geopolitical Conflict: The Case of the Gaza Strip

June 23, 2020

Watch the recording here.

Summer Salon Series 2: What Can Theater Teach Us in Times of Crisis and Transformation?

July 8th, 2020

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2019–2020 Events Public Events

A State at Any Cost: The Life of David Ben-Gurion

Thursday, October 24, Berkeley Law, Room 100, 5:30pm–7:30pm

Tom Segev is among Israel’s leading journalists and historians. His works include The Seventh Million; 1967: Israel, the War, and the Year That Transformed the Middle East; Simon Wiesenthal; and One Palestine, Complete (chosen one of ten best books of 2000 by The New York Times).

Innovations and Collaborations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems:...


2018–2019 Events Public Events

Double Amnesia: Rethinking the History of Zionism and Human Rights

Thursday, October 4, 2018, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm , 105 Law Building Berkeley Law

James Loeffler & Jay Berkowitz

The year 2018 marks the seventieth anniversary of two momentous events in twentieth-century history: the birth of the State of Israel and the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Both remain tied together in the ongoing debates about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, global antisemitism, and American foreign policy. Yet the...


2017–2018 Events Public Events

Peace Economics: Commercial Diplomacy in the Middle East

Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 6:00 pm Reception, 6:30 Lecture, Warren Room, 295 Law Building Berkeley Law

Haisam Hassanein: Glazer Fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

The Robbins Collection Annual Lecture in Jewish Law, Thought, and Identity

The Boundaries of Judaism

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 5:30 pm Reception, Steinhart Courtyard; 6:00 Lecture, 105 Law Building

Donniel Hartman: ...


2016–2017 Events Public Events

First Screening: The Band’s Visit

Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA

Directed by Eran Kolirin

A brass band comprised of members of the Egyptian police force head to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts center. But due to bureaucracy, bad luck, or for whatever reason, find themselves stranded in a desolate, almost forgotten, small Israeli town, somewhere in the heart of the desert. A brass band comprised of...


2015–2016 Events Public Events

An Environmental and Urban Revolution in an Israeli/Palestinian Water Basin: The Example of the Yarqon/Aluja Basin

September 17, 2015, 6:00 pm, B100 A/B Blum Hall

The Yarqon/Aluja water basin spans from the national watershed line in the Samarian Mountains to the Mediterranean Sea. 40% of the basin is west of the green line (the demarcation lines set out in the 1949 Armistice Agreements) and 60% is to the east of it. The Yarqon River Authority initiated a master plan for the Yarqon River in 1994. This has been the planning basis...


2014–2015 Events Public Events

Canada and the Holocaust: The Untold Story

Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 12 Noon, Goldberg Room, Boalt Hall

Irving Abella, Chair for the Study of Canadian Jewry

J. Richard Shiff, Professor, Department of History, York University, Toronto

Gourmet Ghettos: Modern Food RitualsWednesday, September 10, 2014, 5:00 – 7:00pm, Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

A new exhibition exploring eating, identity and activism in Jewish life and beyond....


2013–2014 Events Public Events

Maimondes and Islamic Law: The Case of Sufism

July 25, 2013

Gideon Libson, Professor Emeritus of Muslim Law, Jewish Law and Comparative Jewish-Islamic Law, Faculty of Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

A Green Bridge over Troubled Waters: The Israeli/Palestinian Initiative for Environmental Dignity in the Kidron/Wadi El Nar Basin

August 15, 2013, Dean’s Seminar Room, Boalt Hall

The Kidron/Wadi El Nar Plan is a unique cross-boundary cooperative effort designed...


2012–2013 Events Public Events

2012–2013 Gilbert Foundation Colloquy

Behind the Robe

Tuesday, October 23, 2012, Reception at 5:00 PM, Program at 5:45 PM

A discussion between former Israeli Chief Justice Dort Beinisch and Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Alex Kozinski

A Robbins Collection Lecture in Jewish Law and Thought

The Future of Judaism

Monday, November 26, 2012, Reception begins at 5:00 PM, Program at 6:00 PM, Booth Auditorium, Berkeley Law,...


2011–2012 Events Public Events

Revolution and Change in the Middle East: Policy Challenges For The U.S.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011, Moses Hall, UC Berkeley

Revolutions, counter-revolutions and peace-process stagnation are presenting unprecedented challenges for the U.S. in the Middle East. Can the U.S. influence change or is the “American era” in the region drawing to a close?

Honorable Daniel C. Kurtze, Former Ambassador to Israel and Egypt

S. Daniel Abraham, Professor, Princeton University

Co-sponsored by the Institute of...


2010–2011 Events Public Events

Robbins Collection Lecture in Jewish Law and Thought

Law in the Nation / Law as the Nation

Monday, February 14, 2011, Boalt Hall

The Second Annual Robbins Collection Lecture in Jewish Law is delivered by Professor Suzanne Stone, University Professor of Jewish Law and Contemporary Civilization at Cardozo Law School of Yeshiva University, with comments by leading jurisprudence scholar Kathryn Abrams, UC Berkeley’s Herma Hill Kay Distinguished Professor of Law.

Institute Launch Reception...