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Episode 31 - A minority girl against all odds - with Sawsan Kheir

Season 2, Ep. 11
Coming from a very traditional Druze community in northern Israel, Sawsan Kheir had a dream to become a psychologist, but not enough self-confidence. In this episode she tells Danni how she overcame lots of obstacles until she finally became a double degree PhD candidate. Sawsan also talked about her field of research which is focused on the effects of modernization on the values and role of faith in the lives of Druze and Muslim students in Israel. It is part of a global research project known as the Young Adults and Religion in a Global Perspective(YARG), headed by Prof. Peter Nynäs of the Åbo Akademi University.Sawsan shares about the influences of her car accident while 8 month pregnant which forced her, eventually, to change her PhD topic; about traveling abroad alone for the first time in her life for a conference; why she named her daughter Mulan (yes! after the movie character), and her plans for the future. In this episode Sawsan drank traditional Druze mate and Danni drank her traditional amaretto.Sawsan was born and raised in Peqi’in, a Druze village in the Western Galilee. Worked as an educational psychologist in the Haifa Municipality’s Jewish Education System for several years. She is currently serving as a teaching assistant and am a Joint Program PhD candidate at the Department of Psychology at the University of Haifa and the Faculty of Arts, Psychology, and Theology at Åbo Akademi University, Finland.Host: Danni Reches (@DanniReches)Producer and Editor: Ido Rosenzweig (@IdoRosenzweig)Sawsan on:Twitter:@khsawsan0706Facebook: @Sawsan.KheirLinkedin PageFollow us on Twitter:@What2DoWithTHATFollow us on Facebook:@What2DoWithTHATFollow us on Instagram:@What2DoWithTHATSubscribe toour YouTube Channelfor short videos by Danni:Our website:www.what2dowiththat.comEnjoy the episode!

Episode 30 - A "Supermarket Academic" with Eli Salzberger

Season 2, Ep. 10
How is doing a PhD these days different than doing it when the internet was just beginning? Prof. Eli Salzberger, the head of the Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions, and former dean of the law faculty at the University of Haifa talks about why did he choose law as his academic field, doing a PhD in Oxford (instead of Chicago) just to be with his future wife, the differences between doing a PhD back then and supervising over PhD candidates these days, being a "supermarket academic", and his lost love for acting. In this episode Danni drank her favorite Amaratto and Eli drank wine from a local winery. Prof. Eli Salzbergerwas the Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Haifa and the President of the European Association for Law and Economics.He is a graduate of the Hebrew University Faculty of Law (1st in class).He clerked for Chief Justice Aharon Barak and Dorit Beinish. He wrote his doctorate at Oxford University on the economic analysis of the doctrine of separation of powers.His research and teaching areas are legal theory and philosophy, economic analysis of law, legal ethics, cyberspace and the Israeli Supreme Court.He has published more than 40 scientific articles.Prof. Salzbeger's webpage on the Minerva websiteHost:Danni Reches(@DanniReches)Producer and Editor:Ido Rosenzweig(@IdoRosenzweig)Follow us:Twitter:@What2DoWithTHATFacebook:@What2DoWithTHATInstagram:@What2DoWithTHATYouTube ChannelWebsite:www.what2dowiththat.comEnjoy the episode!