Thursday, May 14, 2009

Martin Karlinsky (WSC '72) To Receive Honorary Fellowship and Become President of the American Friends of The Hebrew University


We are pleased to feature one of our highly accomplished graduates, Martin Karlinsky (WSC '72, cum laude).

Mr. Karlinsky is a practicing lawyer and a partner with the New York office of Butzel Long, P.C. Specializing in complex civil litigation, trials and appeals, he has been principal author and counsel of record for amici curiae in eight major Supreme Court cases concerning issues of concern to the Jewish community ranging from hate speech to separation of church-and-state controversies to affirmative action. Previously he was a partner and senior counsel of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, and founding and managing partner of Camhy Karlinsky & Stein LLP. Mr. Karlinsky is also an active member of the Anti-Defamation League, currently serving as a member of its National Commission and its National Executive Committee.

We were very excited to learn that Mr. Karlinsky has been elected President of the American Friends of The Hebrew University, and will receive an honorary fellowship from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in recognition of his longstanding leadership in the American Jewish community and advocacy for and defense of the State of Israel.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem bestows Honorary Fellowships on a highly select group of esteemed individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, philanthropy, and advocacy in support of the State of Israel and the Jewish people worldwide. Recipients are distinguished by their professional achievements, propensity for Jewish communal service, and desire to help build bridges to peace and mutual understanding between people and among nations.

Each year, Honorary Fellowship recipients are approved by The Hebrew University Faculty Senate and recognized at a ceremony in Israel during the annual international Board of Governors meeting in June. Honorary Fellows are welcomed into the ranks of The Hebrew University’s most distinguished Friends in the presence of leaders and supporters from Israel and many countries throughout the world.

On behalf of our NYU family, congratulations Mr. Karlinsky!

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