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Philadelphia Bar Association

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

12:00 PM

Philadelphia Bar Association
1101 Market Street
11th Floor Conference Center

Registration Info:
Registration and lunch begin at 12 p.m. and the presentation will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m.

Lunch is available for $9.00 for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association and $15.00 for non-members.

Cancellations require 24 hour notice.


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International Law Committee & Young Lawyers Division Program

Presented by the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces Pennsylvania & Southern NJ Chapter

Featured Speaker: Gadi Ezra

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Drawing from his personal experience as well as his strong academic and practical background as a human rights lawyer, Gadi examines the complexities of applying the laws of warfare in actual combat, illustrating modern challenges using first-hand experiences. Gadi's lecture exemplifies the difficult dilemmas soldiers face in modern warfare, and the high standards applied in the IDF despite lacunas in the law.

Gadi Ezra holds an unparalleled perspective on war - as both a human rights attorney on the one hand, and a soldier in the Israeli Special Forces on the other. Gadi headed the Laws of War desk at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he advised policy makers and diplomats on humanitarian law, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, human rights and sanctions regimes. He is an experienced public-speaker who shared his story in multiple venues all over the world, has written for well-known Israeli newspapers, and was selected by Forbes Magazine as one of the most influential leaders in Israel under the age of 30. Recently, he was chosen to partake in the Flagship Program of the World Jewish Congress - "The Jewish Diplomatic Corps".

Click here to view Gadi Ezra's full bio.

Spring Quarterly Meeting & Reception - March 29 - 5:30 p.m.

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