Nir Barkat, Mayor of Jerusalem, will talk about the challenges of managing one of the most sensitive and complex cities in the world. Wednesday, September 28 from 5:00-6:30PM. Malkin Penthouse, Harvard Kennedy School. Read more…
Topic: Jerusalem 2020: The Mayor’s Strategic Plan for the City’s Economic Growth
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat will discuss his five-year plan for the city of Jerusalem, which includes a 30-billion-shekel investment in the development of the city’s transportation infrastructure, an investment fund for entrepreneurs, a new high-tech industrial park, a campaign to boost employment and more.
Sponsoring organizations, Harvard Chabad, the Alliance for Israel at HLS, Harvard Jewish Law Students Association
What happens when a playwright portrays a public figure in a negative light? Can the playwright be sued for slander and character defamation? Is there special protection accorded artists so that they may be free to create? Are their artistic statements held to different standards than assertions made in the press or in the context of regular public discourse? Or are all people equally accountable for their hurtful words?
Join Elkie as she discusses this legal topic from a Jewish perspective in an informal setting over lunch!