Author Meets Readers

Below is a list of recent Author Meets Readers events.



Author Meets Readers

Author meets Readers: the late Dr. Shelly L. Fried [Hebrew]

They Are Not Coming Back: The Palestinian Refugee Issue and Policy of the Israeli Foreign Ministry in the Early Years of the State

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Further details coming soon.


Author meets Readers: Dr. Rivka Brot, Tel Aviv University [Hebrew]

In the Gray Zone: The Jewish Kapo on Trial

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Further details coming soon.


Author meets Readers: Prof. David Webber, Boston University

The Rise of the Working-Class Shareholder

Sunday, December 30, 2018

The event was recorded and can be viewed here


Author meets Readers: Dr. Naama Carmi

Human Rights: Theoretical Introduction

Thursday, November 15, 2018


Authors meet Readers: Prof. Orna Ben-Naftali, Adv. Michael Sfard and Dr. Hedi Viterbo

The ABC of the OPT

Sunday, November 4, 2018


Author Meets Readers: Prof. Leora Bilsky, TAU

The Holocaust, Corporations, and the Law - Unfinished Business (University of Michigan Press, 2017)

Thursday, December 28th 

The event was recorded and can be viewed here.


Author Meets Readers: Prof. Aeyal Gross, TAU


Wednesday June 7th 


Author Meets Readers: Dr. Karin Loevy

February 2nd, 2017

Emergencies in Public Law: The Legal Politics of Containment (Cambridge University Press, 2016)



Author Meets Readers: Michael A. Livingston

Wed, June 22, 2014

The Minerva Center for Human Rights and the David Berg Foundation Institute for Law and History held on Wednesday June 22nd an Author Meets Readers in Human Rights and Political Theory meeting with Prof. Michael A. Livingston of the Rutgers University School of Law, Camden. During the meeting, Prof. Livingston responded to commentaries and critiques of his most recent book: "The Fascists and the Jews of Italy: Mussolini’s Race Laws 1938-1943". The event's speakers included Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Dr. Manuela Consonni (Department of Romance and Latin American Studies and the School of History) and Dr. Adam Hofri-Winogradow (Faculty of Law), as well as Dr. Ely Aharonson of the Faculty of Law at the University of Haifa.



Author Meets Readers: Dr. Zvi Triger, Literary Scholar and Author of "Crimes Against Patriarchy: Adultery, Abortions and Homosexuality From Antiquity to Today"

Tue, March 4, 2014

The Minerva Center for Human Rights and the at Tel Aviv University held an Author Meets Readers (Hebrew) gathering with Dr. Zvi Triger - the writer of Crimes Against Patriarchy: Adultery, Abortions and Homosexuality From Antiquity to Today. Dr. Triger's book discusses the ancient laws and social norms that have promoted patriarchy. The public event included analyses and critiques from scholars working in the field, as well as questions from the audience, which were followed by responses from the author. All discussions were carried out in Hebrew.



Author Meets Readers: Dr. Ronen Steinke, Biographer of Fritz Bauer

Tue, December 17, 2013

Tel Aviv University's Minerva Center for Human Rights held an Author Meets Readers in Human Rights and Political Theory gathering with Dr. Ronen Steinke, a Journalist at Süddeutsche Zeitung and author of Fritz Bauer oder Auschwitz vor Gericht (2013), a biography on the life of the famous German judge and prosecutor who played an essential role in starting the Frankfurt Auschwitz Trials. The event was hosted by TAU Law's Prof. José Brunner and was carried out entirely in English. It took place at the Faculty of Law's Trubovicz Building, Room 307 (Sonia Kossoy Conference Room).



Additional Author Meets Readers from earlier years include:

Dr. Kim Priemel: "Reassessing the Nuremberg Military Tribunals" (Berghahn Books, 2012)

December 18, 2012.

International criminal law specialists Dr. Jonathan Bush (Columbia University) and Dr. Kevin Jon Heller (University of Melbourne) provided comments, fostering an animated discussion of the intersection of law and history in Holocaust trials.



Prof. Ruti Teitel: "Humanity's Law" (Oxford University Press, 2011), May 23, 2012 – Tel Aviv University. Commentators: Prof. Aeyal Gross and Dr. Doreen Lustig from the Faculty of law at Tel Aviv University, Dr. Raef Zreik from the The Minerva Humanities Center Tel Aviv University, and Prof. Orna Ben-Naftali from the Law School at the Collage of Management.



Prof. Daniel Markovits: "Toleration as Respect" (work in progress), November 10, 2011 – Tel Aviv University. Comments were made by Prof. David Heyd from the Department of Philosophy at The Hebrew University, Dr. Michael S. Kochin from the Department of Political Science at Tel Aviv University, and Prof. Gideon Sapir from the Faculty of Law at Bar-Ilan University.



Prof. Marianne Constable: "Our Word is Our Bond" (work in progress), May 24, 2011 – Tel Aviv University.

Prof. Constable, Berkley University, California, focuses on law and rhetoric, and is considered one the most important and interesting researchers in law and culture. These days Prof. Constable has finished writing a book that deals with the legal language and the role of language in justice, under the title "Our Word is Our Bond." In addition to meeting with faculty members, Prof. Constable held two meetings with faculty research students. The visit was made possible thanks to funding from the Meitar Center for Advanced Legal Studies.



Dr. Mili Mass: "Children at Risk: Parents, Power and the Law" (Resling, Israel 2010), January 3, 2011 – Tel Aviv University.



Prof. Gunther Teubner: "Fragmented Foundations: Societal Constitutionalism beyond the Nation State", June 1-9, 2010 – Tel Aviv University.

Prof. Teubner's work on law as an autopoetic system has drawn significant attention in recent years in the United States, Germany and Israel. The workshop was comprised of three meetings at which Teubner's work was discussed by a group of faculty members and graduate students. The workshop concluded with a symposium on the question of law in a global age.



Prof. Arthur Ripstein, University of Toronto: "Force and Freedom– Kant's Legal and Political Philosophy" (Harvard University Press, 2009), December 30-31, 2009 – Tel Aviv University. The discussion hosted Dr. Talia Fisher and Dr. Avihay Dorfman, Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University, and Dr. Raif Zreik, Georgetown University, USA.


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