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Soviet-Jewish Refugees and Their Political Preferences in the United States and Israel

Ze’ev Khanin, a leading expert on the Russian Jewish community in Israel and the diaspora, will address these questions.

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Jun. 4, 2019
10:00am – 11:00am

Location

5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Soviet-Jewish Refugees and Their Political Preferences in the United States and Israel

Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, one million Soviet Jewish refugees went to Israel and half a million went to the United States. Thirty years later, what can we say about this group’s political preferences? To what extent are their political attitudes shaped by their Soviet past and to what extent by local political culture? Are there issues unique to this set of voters? Ze’ev Khanin, a leading expert on the Russian Jewish community in Israel and the diaspora, addressed these questions.

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Ze'ev Khanin

Ze'ev Khanin

Chief Scientist, Israeli Ministry of Aliya and Integration; Associate Professor, Graduate Program in Israel and Jewish Studies (Israeli Heritage), Ariel University
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Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier U.S. center for advanced research on Russia and Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American expertise and knowledge of Russia, Ukraine, and the region. Through its residential fellowship programs, public lectures, workshops, and publications, the Institute strives to attract, publicize, and integrate new research into the policy community.  Read more

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