Abstract CV (le francais suit)   Ada Aharoni is an Israeli professor, researcher, writer and poet, who was born in Cairo, Egypt.   She writes in English and Hebrew and has published twenty two books to date, that have been translated into several languages. She believes that culture and literature can help in healing the urgent ailments of our global village, such as war and conflict, and the themes of peace and conflict resolution are major ones throughout her works.

She studied at London University, where she earned an M. Phil. Degree on Henry Fielding, and at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, where she was awarded a Ph.D. on: Saul Bellow, the Nobel Prize laureate. Her first novel, The Second Exodus, was published in 1983, and To Alexandria, Jerusalem and Freedom appeared in 1985. Her historical novel From The Nile to The Jordan, was published in 1994; and in 1996 she published The Peace Flower, a fantasy for young and old, which has been compared to St. Exupery’s Little Prince. She is likewise one of the editors of the book: Saul Bellow: A Mosaic, that covers the First International Saul Bellow Conference, which she initiated and chaired at Haifa University.

Among her published books are eight collections of poems in Hebrew, English, French and Arabic, and two books of translations of Israeli poetry, including Shin Shalom’s New Poems. She is the Editor of the Anthology: A Song to Life and to World Peace, as well as of  Waves of Peace (1997), dedicated to the memory of Yitzhak Rabin. She is  the founder and editor of the Literary Magazine Galim: Waves (1987-1997), and the electronic journals internet Horizon: Pave Peace, and Poetry Israel: Lirit, featuring  Israeli poets in English translation.  Her latest published book is: You and I Can Change the World (Jan. 2000).

 Among her many prizes and awards are: The British Council Award, the Keren Amos President Award, the Haifa and Bremen Prize, The World Academy of Arts and Culture Award, the Korean Gold Crown of World Poets Award, the Shin Shalom Prize, the Yunus Emre Award, the Rachel Prize, and she was chosen as one the Hundred Global Heroines in Rochester, N.Y, in 1998. She was also awarded the Honorary Award of HSJE: The World Historical Society of the Jews from Egypt,  for her "devoted and unmatched efforts to promote the history of the Jews from Egypt , through her visionary literature and poetry proclaiming peace in the world."

She is President of the XIII World Congress of Poets (Haifa, Israel, 1992), and the founder and President of IFLAC: the International Forum for the Culture and Literature of Peace, and  convener of PTLC the "Pave Peace Through Literature and Culture" commission of IPRA: the International Peace Research Association.  She is also the founder and General Director of "The Bridge: Jewish and Arab Women for Peace in the Middle East."

Ada Aharoni has taught literature and sociology at the University of Haifa, and  sociology and Conflict Resolution, in the general studies department of the Technion in Haifa. She has been a guest lecturer and visiting professor at several American and European universities, and wrote the last version of Not In Vain: An Extraordinary Life, while on sabbatical at Penn State University, where she taught in Women's Studies, and in the STS Department: Science, Technology and Society.

Ada Aharoni lives on beautiful Mount Carmel in Haifa, where she writes in the quieter moments of a busy literary, academic, and family life.

Prof. Ada Aharoni is a President of IFLAC: International Forum for Literature and Culture P.O.B: 9934 Haifa, Israel 34341 
    
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Ada Aharoni est un écrivain et poète née en Egypte, et maintenant vivant a Haifa en Israël. Docteur en littérature et professeur de litterature et sociologie, elle est diplomée de l'université hébraïque de Jérusalem et l' université de Londres . Dr. Ada Aharoni a publier 25 livres, des receuils de poemes, des romans, des biographies, des traductions, et des receuils litteraires. Son dernier roman historique: Du Nil Au Jourdain, a ete publier a Paris (Stavit, 2002). Elle est une infatigable promotrice de la Paix. La paix entre Juif et Arabes, entre Israël et ses voisins, la paix entre femmes et hommes. La paix qui ne peut passer que par le dialogue, et qui se construit dans l’écoute et à travers la connaissance de l’autre par la litterature et les ponts de culture: "L’ennemi, c’est quelqu’un dont vous n’avez pas écouté l’histoire", dit Ada Aharoni. Elle dit encore “ les gens pensent que les conflits entre les nations concernent seulement la terre, ... mais les réelles raisons, les raisons profondes, sont culturelles. Alors, en construisant les ponts de compréhension et de tolérance, vous pouvez créer une atmosphère qui facilite la résolution du conflit ”.

Ada Aharoni est cofondatrice et présidente de l'organisation IFLAC: The International Forum for the Literature and Culture of Peace, et" LE PONT", première organisation de femmes, Juives et Arabes, pour la promotion active de la paix au Moyen Orient. Le Pont, créé en 1974, a depuis étendu ses branches en Israël, en Egypte et en Jordanie. “ Chaque guerre se termine par un traité, alors pourquoi ne pas commencer par le traité? ”. Le Congrès International "Construire la Paix à travers la Culture et la Littérature" s'est tenu à Haifa (du 27 juin au 1er juillet, 1999), Sydney, Australie 2001, Londres, Angleterre 2002, le prochain se tiendra a Boursa en Turquie (Octobre 2003), et sa présidente, Ada Aharoni, estime que ce “ programme sur les moyens de réformer le Moyen Orient par la culture ” attirera cette fois ci au moins 1000 personnes. En reconnaissance de “ ses accomplissements promouvant la litterature et la culture, ainsi que la cause des droits de la femme, sa liberté et l’égalité de ses chances ” le maire de Rochester (NY, Etats-Unis) en Octobre 1998, a honoré Ada Aharoni du titre d’une de “100 Héroïnes Mondiale”.

Ses livres, poèmes, pièces de théâtre et articles ont été traduits en anglais, français (par elle même), arabe, espagnol, chinois, japonais et italien.