(August 17) — Congregation Emanu-El Adult Education Committee is pleased to present a talk at the synagogue on Thursday, August 17 at 7:00 pm by a former member of our shul, Ilan Avi Baron, about his new book, “Obligation in Exile: The Jewish Diaspora, Israel and Critique”. Admission is by donation.
Combining political theory and sociological interviews spanning four countries ‑ Israel, the USA, Canada and the UK, Ilan Zvi Baron explores the Jewish Diaspora/Israel relationship and suggests that instead of looking at Diaspora Jews’ relationship with Israel as a matter of loyalty, it is one of obligation.
Ilan Zvi Baron completed his D.Phil. at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, in 2007 where he was an E.H. Carr Scholar and recipient of an Overseas Research Scheme grant. He completed an MSc in International Relations at the London School of Economics, and a BA (Hons) in Political Science at the University of Victoria, Canada. He has been a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for International Studies at the London School of Economics, and a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Institut Barcelona D’Estudis Internacionals. In addition, he has held visiting posts at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, and at the Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has published on a wide range of topics including International Relations Theory, Israeli Cookbooks, Identity and Security, Ethics and War, Zionism, and the Arab Spring.