The Smart Family Institute of Communication                 The Harry S. Truman Institute        

                      The Department of Communication                                  Swiss Center for Conflict Research

 

 

                                                                           The Many Faces of Public Opinion

                                                   Conference in honor of Prof. Yaacov Shamir, upon his retirement

                                                                                      Conference Chairs

                                                                   Prof. Tamir Sheafer        Prof. Ifat Maoz

 

                      Wednesday, January 2nd 2013, Beit Maiersdorf, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

                      All proceedings will be English

 

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                    14:30-14:45- Greetings:

                    Prof. Vered Vinitzky-Seroussi, Dean, Faculty of Social Science

                    Prof. Tamir Sheafer, Vice Dean, Faculty of Social Science, Head, Political Communication MA Program and Conference Chair

                    Prof. Ifat Maoz, Director, Smart Institute, Swiss Center for Conflict Studies, and Conference Chair

 

                    14:45-16:00 -Keynote Panel

                    Chair: Prof. Paul Frosh, Hebrew University

                    Speaker: Prof. Mark Tessler, Samuel J. Eldersveld Collegiate Professor, Vice-Provost for International Affairs, University of Michigan

                    Attitudes toward Islam’s Place in Political Life Before and After the Arab Spring: Findings from  the Arab Barometer Surveys

                    Respondent: Prof. Gadi Wolfsfeld, Hebrew University (Emeritus) and the IDC;

                    Prof. Moshe Maoz, Hebrew University

 

                    Q&A

 

 

                    16:15-17:45- Public Opinion in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

                    Chair: Prof.  Menahem Blondheim, Hebrew University

 

                    Speakers: Prof. Khalil Shikaki, Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research - Is Public Opinion an Impediment to Peace?

                    Prof. Galia Golan, Hebrew University (emerita) and the IDC – Public Opinion, Conflict Resolution and Israeli-Arab Peace-making.

                    Prof. Ifat Maoz, Hebrew University - Threat, Dehumanization and Jewish-Israeli Support for Retaliatory Aggressive State Policies

                    against Palestinians

                    Respondent: Prof. Mark Tessler, University of Michigan

                    Q&A  

 

                   18:15-19:30- Public Opinion, Media, Politics and Elections

                   Chair:  Prof. Tamir Sheafer, Vice Dean, Faculty of Social Science, Head, Political Communication MA Program and Conference Chair

                   Speakers:

                   Prof. Yariv Tsfati, Haifa University - Media Framing as a Potential Mediator between Partisan Selective Exposure

                   and Political Polarization

                   Dr. Shira Dvir, Netanya Academic College and Prof. Yaacov Shamir, Hebrew University - Testing our Quasi-Statistical Sense

                   in Public Opinion Perception

                   Dr. Mina Zemach, Dahaf Institute – Things You Wanted to Know About the 2013 Election Polls (in Hebrew)

                   Prof. Elihu Katz, University of Pennsylvania and Hebrew University - Some Problems with the Presidential Debates 2012

                   Q&A 

 

                  19:30- Evening Reception and Greetings

                  Chair: Prof. Tamir Sheafer

                  Speakers: Prof. Menahem Blondheim, Head, The Truman Institute

                  Prof. Khalil Shikaki, Director, Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research

                  EU Project Manager, Annika Khano, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

                  Dr. Tsfira Grebelsky, Ono Academic College

                  Prof. Mark Tessler, Samuel J. Eldersveld Collegiate Professor, Vice-Provost for International Affairs, University of Michigan 

                  Closing Words: Professor Yaacov Shamir, Hebrew University

 

 

                  For further details: gili.korenberg@mail.huji.ac.il

 

 

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