Commemorating Raoul Wallenberg
Adv. Talia Naamat, Masters student of philosophy and religious studies at the Lester and Sally Entin Faculty of Humanities, was awarded the 2014 Raoul Wallenberg Prize in a ceremony attended by Swedish Ambassador to Israel H.E. Carl Magnus Nesser and TAU VP Prof. Raanan Rein. This year marks the 27th anniversary of the establishment of the prize by the Swedish Friends of TAU. Adv. Naamat was awarded for her pioneering work on Legislating for Equality – a Multinational Collection of Non-Discrimination Norms, a multi-volume collation of the world's anti-discrmination and anti-racism laws.
Named in honor of the Swedish diplomat who save thousands of Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust and later disappeared, the prize is awarded annually on the anniversary of Wallenberg's disappearance to a student specializing in human rights or Holocaust research. The ceremony was moderated by Prof. Dina Porat, Head of TAU's Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry.