International journalist Natasha Mozgovaya will deliver a lecture, “Israeli-Jewish Snapshot: Trends and Challenges in a Multi-Cultural Society,” on Thursday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Tucson Jewish Community Center. The event is part of the Israel Center’s “Heartbeat of Israel” series.
Mozgovaya was born in the Soviet Union in 1979 into a family of two Russian Jewish journalists and immigrated to Israel in 1990, as part of the “Big Aliyah” of the following decade. In 2000, she joined the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper, covering immigration to Israel and Diaspora Jewry. Mozgovoya went on to report from Gaza during the disengagement in 2005, and from the Lebanese border during the war with Hezbollah in 2006.
Reporting extensively from around the world, she has contributed articles on topics ranging from human trafficking in Eastern Europe to the AIDS epidemic in Africa. Since 2008, Mozgovaya has been the chief U.S. correspondent for Haaretz. She currently lives in Maryland with her family.