Daniel J. Lasker


Professional Activities:



Academic Administration, Ben-Gurion University:

          1981-1983, 1987-1989  Departmental committee for the M.A. program and advisor to M.A. students in Jewish Thought.

          1982 -1983, 1991-1995  Member, Faculty Research Committee.

          1985 -1987, 1991-1994  Head, Jewish Thought Division, Department of History.

          1985 -1987    Member, Faculty Planning Committee (Chairman, 1986 - 1987).

          1988-1989     Member, Faculty M.A. Committee.

          1988-1989     Representative of Humanities Faculty to Faculty of Technology.

          1989             Member, Rector's Committee to Study Status of “English as a Foreign Language Unit.”

          1991-1993   Chairman, Dean’s Committee on Relations with Yeshivat Ha-Kibbutz Ha-Dati.

          1991-1993   Member, Department of History Space Committee.

          1992-1997   Chair, General Studies B.A. Program.

          1993             Member, Faculty Committee on Structure (Strategic Planning Committees).

          1994-1995, 1997  Member, Department of History Appointments Committee.

          1994-1995, 1999  Member, Ladislaus Laszt Humanitarian Award Committee.

          1995-1997    Member, Faculty of Humanities Appeals Committee.

          1997              Member, Kreitman Fellowships Committee.

          1999-2003    Member, Faculty of Humanities Appointments Committee.

          2000-             Member, Executive Committee, Goldstein-Goren International Center for Jewish Thought.

          2000-2004, 2009- Chair, Department of Jewish Thought Graduate Studies Committee.

          2005-2008    Chair, Goldstein-Goren Department of Jewish Thought.

          2006-2007    Member, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Senate.

          2007-2008    Member, Ben-Gurion University Research Committee.

          2009-2010    Member, Faculty Disciplinary Court.

          2009-2010     Chair, Faculty of Humanities Medical Humanities Program Committee.

 Academic Administration, Other:

 1990-1995     Member, Advisory Committee of the Ongoing Workshops in Jewish Philosophy  of the International Center for the University Teaching of Jewish Civilization.                        

1995              Member, Council for Higher Education Committee to Evaluate Touro College.

          1995, 1999, 2010  Member, Ben-Zvi Institute Prize Award Committee.

          1995-1997    Member, Steering Committee of the National Center for Teacher Enrichment in Jewish Studies.

          2002              Member, Professional Committee for Grants, Israel Science Foundation

          2006-             Member, Academic Council and Appointments Committee of Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies.

          2006-2007    Member, Council for Higher Education Committee to Evaluate Lander Institute.

2013-2014 German-Israel Fund Scientific Advisor.


 Memberships in Professional Organizations:

          Association for Jewish Studies.

          World Union of Jewish Studies.

          Society for Judaeo-Arabic Studies (Board Member, 1997-2009; Vice President, 2009- ).

          Associate Member, European Association for Jewish Studies.

          Société internationale pour l’étude de la philosophie médiévale.


Organization of International Academic Conferences (selection):

1.       “Judaism and Islam: Cultural and Social Contacts,” Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, June 9, 1993.

2.       “The Jewish Presence in Europe: The Prague Experience,” in conjunction with UCLA and Charles University, Prague, July 13-15, 1993.

3.       “Crusades and Crusaders,” in conjunction with UCLA and Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, June 17-19, 1996.

4.       “Judaism and the World:  Interaction, Influence and Impact,” Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, May 29-31, 2000.

5.       “Jewish Philosophy in Medieval Provence,” Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, March 18, 2001.


“Spiritual and Material Aspects of Judaeo-Arabic Culture in the Middlle Ages,” Tenth International Conference of the Society for Judaeo-Arabic Studies, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Aug. 6-9, 2001.

7.    "Jewish Thought and Jewish Belief,” Tri-Annual Goldstein-Goren Conference, Ben-Gurion University, May 31-June 2, 2010.

8.   “Are Jews and Christians Living in a Post-Polemical World? Toward a Comparison of Medieval and Modern Christian-Jewish Encounters,” Boston College, March 28-29, 2011.

9.  “Karaite Studies: The State of the Field,” Ben-Gurion University, Feb. 27-March 1, 2012.

10. “Jewish Thought in Provence in the Late Middle Ages,” Ben-Gurion University, Nov. 19, 2014.


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