WFU guest lecturer to discuss law and democracy in Israel

Menachem Hofnung, director of the Joint Graduate Program in Public Policy and Law at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, will give a lecture called “Civil Liberties in Post 9-11 Democratic Society: A Perspective from Israel” at Wake Forest University at 7 p.m. Nov. 11. The free public event will be held in the law auditorium of the university&Mac226;s Worrell Professional Center.

The lecture is the third in a series of six talks titled “Living with the Legacy of Sept. 11” and organized by the university’s Department of Political Science. The series has been built around the theme, “Remembering Sept. 11: Making the Move From Grief and Anger to Understanding and Action.”

Hofnung has done extensive research on constitutional politics, campaign finance and national security in Israel. He is the author of “Democracy, Law and National Security in Israel.”

The first lecture in this ongoing series drew almost 200 people to Wake Forest to listen to Graham Fuller, former vice chairman of the National Intelligence Council at the CIA, give a talk about the rising role of Islam in the world.

The next lecture in the series is scheduled for 7 p.m. Nov. 6 in the law auditorium of the Worrell Professional Center. Robert Wirsing, professor and chair of the department of regional studies at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu, will discuss the state of India-Pakistan relations in the wake of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

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