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Dr. Hazony is deeply committed to advocating for a modern version of Zionism. That commitment led him to accept the position of executive director of the Israel Innovation Fund. The Fund is an Israel-based nonprofit founded by University of Arizona Judaic Studies alum Adam Bello’s. In his lecture Hazony will discuss how he, Bellos, and the Israel Innovation Fund seek to ignite a twenty-first century version of Zionism. Hazony finds that the way to attract today’s young people to Zionism is to connect them with the vibrancy and creativity of contemporary Israeli culture. He will explain how he thinks this can work and why it is important for the future of Zionism.
Dr. David Hazony (Ph.D. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) has been a fellow at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem. He was the founding editor of The Tower Magazine and was the Editor-in-Chief of Azure. His articles frequently appear in important periodicals such as The Jerusalem Post, The New Republic, Commentary, The Jewish Chronicle, and Moment. He is also a frequent commentator on CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News. He serves as a contributing editor at The Forward. He is currently the executive director of the Israel Innovation Fund.