Ruth Halperin-Kaddari

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Ruth Halperin-Kaddari is Professor of Law and Founding Academic Director of the Rackman Center at Bar-Ilan University, Israel. A graduate of Yale Law School, she is a family law expert in both the civil legal system and traditional Jewish law, and has recently completed three terms as a member (twice Vice President) of the U.N. Committee on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). She publishes on family law, international women’s rights, legal pluralism, feminism and halacha (Jewish law), and feminist critique of law; is a recipient of numerous national and international grants and prizes, including within the H2020 and the ERA framework (2019), three times from the Israel Science Foundation (2000, 2005, 2019), and the U.S. State Department’s Woman of Courage Award (2007). In 2018 she was named on Apolitical’s 100 most influential people in gender policy around the world.

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