Yossi Klein Halevi is a senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. Together with Imam Abdullah Antepli of Duke University, he co-directs the Institute’s Muslim Leadership Initiative (MLI), which teaches emerging young Muslim American leaders about Judaism, Jewish identity and Israel. He is the author of Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor (2018), his attempt to untangle the painful lived experiences and histories that define the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Born in Brooklyn, he moved to Israel in 1982, and lives in Jerusalem with wife, Sarah. They have three children.
Mohammad Darawshe is the Director of Planning, Equality and Shared Society at Givat Haviva, Israel’s oldest organization promoting cohesion and understanding between its Jewish and Arab citizens. He has also served as a strategic advisor on initiatives for the Arab sector in the Prime Minister’s office; a Knesset parliamentary assistant; Elections Campaign Manager for the Democratic Arab Party and for the United Arab List; and as an elected member of the town council of his hometown, Iksal, near Nazareth. He lives with his wife and four children in Iksal, and is a Muslim, Palestinian citizen of the State of Israel.
We are extremely grateful to the various campus units and community partners who are also supporting this event:
- Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago/JUF
- The Initiative for Holocaust, Genocide & Memory Studies
- Center for South Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
- European Union Center
- School of Literatures, Culture & Linguistics
- Program in Comparative & World Literature
- Illini Hillel
- Illini Chabad/Chabad Center for Jewish Life