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Sunday, January 15 • 3:50pm - 5:20pm
Northern Exposure: Agunah in Canada (90 minutes)

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This panel brings together academics and activists to expose how Canadian experiences of divorce are distinctive and differ from the US and Israel. From facts on the ground to hard questions, from civil court to beit din, from challenges to best practices; this is the human face of the Agunah in Canada.

Moderators
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Michelle Greenberg-Kobrin

Michelle Greenberg-Kobrin is a Clinical Professor of Law at Cardozo Law School and the Founding Director of the Program on Leadership at the Heyman Center for Corporate Governance.  She is also the Special Advisor to the Dean and Lecturer-in-Law at Columbia Law School.  Previously, Michelle served as Dean of Students at Columbia Law School.  Michelle teaches in the areas of transactional law, negotiation, and leadership. Prior to... Read More →

Speakers
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Dr. Deidre Butler

Director, Carleton University, Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies
Dr. Deidre Butler is Director of the Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies and the Jewish Studies specialist in the Religion program at Carleton University. She researches and teaches at the intersections of religion, gender, sexuality, and Jewish thought as well as Limmud Ottawa’s fearless academic advisor.
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Professor Norma Baumel Joseph

Norma Baumel Joseph, Professor, teaches in the Department of Religion of Concordia University, Montreal. She supervises the Women and Religion specialization and is an Associate of the Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies. She has published numerous articles and book chapters on Jewish law and gender and is currently working on an anthropological study of food, identity and gender. In 2002, she edited a collection on gender and food in... Read More →
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Betina Appel Kuzmarov

Professor Betina Appel Kuzmarov is the Associate Dean (Students and Enrolment) in the Faculty of Public Affairs and she researches and teaches at the intersections of religion, law (international law) and culture in the Department of Law and Legal Studies at Carleton University.
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Yael Machtinger

Yael Machtinger is a PhD Candidate in Socio-Legal Studies, at York University, Canada. She has been awarded an Ontario Graduate Scholarship twice, and most recently has been funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellowship, and the Religion and Diversity Project Fellowship. Yael’s Doctorate exploring religion and law, examines get refusal in Toronto and New York, relying on socio-legal literatures dealing with... Read More →
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Diane Sasson

Diane Sasson has focused her career on human rights and social change. She was President of Women’s Federation CJA in Montreal from 1992-1994 when her efforts were focused on women’s issues in the Jewish Community. In 1995, she became Executive Director of Auberge Shalom pour femmes until August 2016. Auberge Shalom is a centre for abused women and their children dedicated to ending the cycle of violence... Read More →


Sunday January 15, 2017 3:50pm - 5:20pm
Roone Cinema

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