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Philip M. and Ethel Klutznick Lecture in Jewish Civilization

When: Tuesday, May 21, 2019
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Central

Where: Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, auditorium, 50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Nancy Gelman   (847) 491-2612

Group: The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Double Amnesia: Jews and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century

Guest speaker: James Loeffler, Jay Berkowitz Professor of Jewish History, University of Virginia

James Loeffler is Berkowitz Professor of Jewish History at the University of Virginia, where he teaches courses in Jewish, European, and international history, and the history of human rights. He is the author of the acclaimed new book, Rooted Cosmopolitans: Jews and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century (Yale, 2018). His other publications include the award-winning book, The Most Musical Nation: Jews and Culture in the Late Russian Empire (Yale, 2010) and the forthcoming collection, The Law of Strangers: Critical Perspectives on Jewish Lawyering and International Legal Thought (Cambridge, 2019). His writing on contemporary Jewish politics, antisemitism, and human rights has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Tablet, and Slate.


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