Israel: The Start-up Nation and its Threat from Within
When: Tuesday, October 15, 12:00pm
Where: Allison Dining Room, Taubman Building, 5th Floor, Harvard Kennedy School
For over three decades, Israel has been situated on a number of unsustainable long-run domestic trajectories. Israel’s rate of academic emigration is unprecedented, its education system is failing to adequately support its students, and rapidly growing population groups are disengaging themselves from Israeli society with low employment rates that are unparalleled among developed countries. On the other hand, while many developed countries are aging rapidly, Israel is young and, as the home to an immense cutting edge knowledge base, has great potential.