University officials announced that the ceremony will take place at the opening session of the 75th meeting of the school’s board of governors.
From Hebrew University:
“Political scientist and public activist Janice Gross Stein is a major figure in conflict management, decision-making studies, and humanist thought and action. As the Belzberg Professor of Conflict Management and Negotiation at the University of Toronto and the Founding Director of its preeminent Munk School of Global Affairs, she has pioneered several fields of political science including negotiation theory, foreign policy decision-making and international conflict management. She has authored ten books and over sixty articles, and provided valuable insights into the patterns of conflict and cooperation between Israel and Egypt. Throughout her career, Janice Gross Stein has taken the closest interest in the advancement of the Hebrew University. She was a guiding force in the establishment of the Halbert Centre for Canadian Studies at the Hebrew University and has been tireless in her efforts to forge strong and long-lasting academic ties between the Hebrew University and the University of Toronto, chairing several committees that promote collaborative ties between the two institutions, including the Halbert Foundation’s faculty exchange program.”
Other notable figures receiving this honorary doctorate of philosophy from Hebrew University include Canadian Paralympics athlete and rights activist Rick Hansen, Nobel Laureate Dan Shechtman, and historian Sir Fergus Millar.