Golda Meir: A Feminist Biography, with Dr. Pnina Lahav
Dr. Pnina Lahav’s biography of Golda Meir, Israel’s fourth prime minister, entitled “The Only Woman in the Room: Golda Meir and Her Path to Power” (Princeton University Press, 2022), presents Meir’s life in the context of the twentieth century through the gender lens. This talk is part of the 2022 Spring Semester Schusterman Scholars Seminars at Brandeis University.
Pnina Lahav is a Professor of Law, Emerita and a member of the Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies at Boston University. Her fields of expertise are constitutional law, first amendment law and legal history. She is the recipient of, most recently, the Association for Israel Studies Lifetime Achievement Award (2017) and the Prime Minister Golda Meir Prize awarded by the Golda Meir Institute for Society and Leadership in Israel (2021). She is the author of the acclaimed “Justice in Jerusalem: Chief Justice Simon Agranat and the Zionist Century.” Of late she has focused her attention on the status and history of women.
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