An Evening with Dr. Einat Wilf, Former Member of Knesset, Labor and Independence Parties
Tuesday, January 29
Congregation Beth Am, Los Altos
Co-sponsored by Congregation Sinai and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Dr. Einat Wilf is a leading intellectual and original thinker on matters of foreign policy, economics, education, and Israel and the Jewish people. A secular progressive Zionist, she is considered one of Israel's most influential representatives on the international stage, with her opinion articles regularly published in international publications and frequent interviews for television and radio programs around the world. A member of the Israeli Parliament from 2010-2013 on behalf of the Labor and Independence parties, media reports revealed she was considered a leading candidate for Israel’s Ambassador at the UN.
Dr. Wilf has a BA in Government and Fine Arts from Harvard University, an MBA from INSEAD in France and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Cambridge. Born and raised in Israel, Dr. Wilf served as an Intelligence Officer in the Israel Defense Forces.
Dr. Wilf’s past experience includes service as Chair of the Education, Sports and Culture Committee, Chair of the Knesset Sub-Committee for Israel and the Jewish People and Member of the influential Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee in the 18th Knesset. She served as the Baye Foundation Adjunct Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, a Senior Fellow at the Jewish People Policy Institute, Foreign Policy Advisor to Vice Prime Minister Shimon Peres and a strategic consultant with McKinsey & Company.
Dr. Wilf is the author of six books that explore key issues in Israeli society: My Israel, Our Generation, about Israel’s younger generation; Back to Basics: How to Save Israeli Education (at no additional cost) (published in Hebrew); It’s NOT the Electoral System, Stupid (published in Hebrew); Winning the War of Words, that compiles her key essays on Israel and Zionism; Telling Our Story – a collection of Wilf’s essays on Israel, Zionism and the path to peace; and The War of Return on the perpetuation of the Palestinian refugee issue (published in Hebrew and co-authored by former Haaretz journalist Adi Schwartz).