Conference 2013

Despite the many conflicts with its neighbors, some of them still ongoing, Israel’s democracy is flourishing. But the freedoms enjoyed by the Middle East’s only pluralistic society did not come about overnight. Nor is Israeli democracy something we may take for granted. The Freedom-Democracy-Justice Conference, which took place on October 10-11, 2013, brought together some of the brightest minds in Israeli society to take a look at Israel’s past successes and discuss how to broaden those achievements towards a better tomorrow in the 21st century. Key players from the Defense, Media and Legal worlds voiced their opinions to a hall filled with top-tier decision makers, scholars, and members of the next generation of leaders. The conference also welcomed two keynote speakers who have had a profound impact on global democratization: Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, and former world chess champion turned political activist, Garry Kasparov.