January, 2024

202424Jan14:3015:30ISGAP Lecture: A Zionist Israeli Oleh's (Immigrant's) Criticism of Successive Israeli GovernmentsA hybrid lecture 14:30 - 15:30

Event Details

When: January 24, 2024 | 14:30-15:30

Where: Room 609 & Online via Zoom here
Meeting ID: 958 6484 2307

Organized by:
Department of History, Philosophy and the Ancient World, Deree – The American College of Greece

Speaker: Dr. David Nussbaum
Ph.D., C. Psych.
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto Scarborough (retired)
ISGAP Senior Research Fellow

About the lecture

In this talk, Dr. Nussbaum will discuss his two primary reasons for leaving his native and beloved Canada where he lived for 72 years experiencing exactly 2 antisemitic incidents. He will then discuss concerns that he has with a small number of important policies shared by successive Israeli governments, from the Left and the Right, over the last 3 decades, and their impacts on global antisemitism.

About the speaker

Professor Nussbaum received his PhD in Biological Psychology from the University of Waterloo in 1983. He is a Registered Psychologist in the Province of Ontario (Canada) with areas of designated practice of Clinical, Forensic and Neuropsychology. He was first Staff and then for 12 years Senior Psychologist at the Metropolitan Toronto Forensic Service. He taught 28 undergraduate course titles at York University as an Adjunct Professor between 1984 and 2004, moving to the University of Toronto Scarborough College between 2005 and his retirement in 2020. An elected Fellow of both the American and Canadian Psychological Associations, where he Chaired the CPA Sections on Criminal Justice Systems, Psychopharmacology, and Extremism and Terrorism (for the last 8 years.) He also held a recurring Guest (or Visiting) Professorship in Psychology at the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing between 2010 and 2020. He and his wife moved to Israel in late 2020.