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Cape Town
22 - 24 July 2022

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Past Conferences - EDI 2015 Tel Aviv

Invited Keynote Speakers


Alexandra Kalev is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at the Tel Aviv University. Kalev’s research examines the effectiveness of public policy and organizational structures for reducing demographic inequality in private organizations and in universities (with Frank Dobbin). Other research examines Israeli-Palestinians employment in retail (with Noah Lewin Esptein) and ageism and gender inequality at work (with Uri Shwed). Kalev’s research has been published in leading journals and funded by the American National Science Foundation, the Israeli National Science Foundation, the Sloan Foundation, the Taub Center and the Safra Center for Ethics. 









Quinetta M. Roberson is a Professor of Management in the Villanova School of Business at Villanova University. Prior to her current position, she was an Associate Professor of Human Resource Studies at Cornell University. She has also been a visiting scholar at the University of Maryland at College Park (US), Bocconi University in Milan (IT), Melbourne Business School (AU) and the São Paulo Business Administration School of Fundação Getulio Vargas (BR). She is a Representative-at-Large on the Academy of Management Board of Governors.


Professor Roberson’s research interests center on contextual investigations of organizational justice issues – particularly fairness in work teams and specific human resource contexts. In addition, she does research in the area of strategic diversity management – specifically, examining the bottom-line impact of organizational diversity initiatives and leveraging inclusion for organizational effectiveness. Her research has appeared in such journals as the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management ReviewJournal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Organizational Research Methods and Personnel Psychology. Dr. Roberson was an Associate Editor at the Journal of Applied Psychology (2008-2014), and edited a Handbook of Diversity in the Workplace published by Oxford Press in 2013.



Michael Eisenberg is a senior researcher of Classical Archaeology at the Zinman Institute of Archaeology and a senior lecturer at the Department of Archaeology, University of Haifa, Israel.

Michael is the director of the Hippos-Sussita Excavations Project, the largest international on-going excavation of the Classical period in Israel. He is also directing the Shikmona Archaeology-Public Project on the shores of Haifa, funded by the Hecht Fund.
Michael's main research interests are Military Architecture in the Graeco-Roman World, Siege Warfare in the Greek and Latin Historiography, and the Decapolis Region.

Michael published several articles and recently co-authored the first of two major volumes to summarize the excavations at Hippos-Sussita of the Decapolis. He will be publishing the second volume in the next year (M. Eisenberg et al. Hippos (Sussita) of the Decapolis: The First Twelve Seasons of Excavations (2000-2011), Volume II, Haifa (forthcoming 2016).