UPCOMING JEWISH STUDIES EVENTS
1) Arabs and Jews Under Neoliberal Eyes: Assaf Gavron and Privatized Humanism
A lecture by Israel Studies Post-Doctoral Fellow Kfir Cohen
Tuesday, April 21, 4-6pm
2) "FRANCE ON FIRE? ETHNIC VIOLENCE AND THE CRISIS IN THE REPUBLIC": A Roundtable Discussion
Panelists: Dr. Isi Beller, Mr. Albert Benichou, and Professor Soraya Tlatli
Moderator: Prof. Susan Miller, History
Monday, April 27 at 4pm
Sociology Boardroom (1291 Social Sciences & Humanities Building)
3) Homeland as Exile: Shifting Notions of Identity among Moroccan Jews in Israel, 1948-1959
A lecture by Shay Hazkani, PhD candidate in History and Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University
Thursday, May 14, 12-2pm
Andrews Conference Room (2203 Social Sciences & Humanities Building)
4) The Don Kunitz Award Ceremony
The Don Kunitz Award honors the best undergraduate work each year, in the following categories: short essay, research paper, creative project, and senior thesis.
Tuesday, May 26, 4-6pm
**If you took a JS course in Spring 2014, Fall 2014, or Winter 2015 and did well, please consider submitting your work!**
1. Email your paper as an attachment to JST@ucdavis.edu
2. In your email, make sure to include the following information: your full name, phone number, permanent address, and the course title and instructor's name.
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis with a FINAL DEADLINE of APRIL 3, 2015.
NEW SUMMER COURSE
RST 131: Genocide MW 11-1:30PM 128 Bainer
Instructor: Amila Becirbegovic CRN:53926
This course focuses on a comparative approach to the modern phenomenon of genocide. It is based on the proposition that genocide can be studied from a comparative, critical and theoretical perspective, while simultaneously preserving the specificity and distinctive nature of each genocidal moment. Several genocides of the 20th and 21st centuries will be analyzed through media, technology and visual culture. Additionally, this course will examine atrocity remembrance and commemoration for each genocidal case, including the Armenian Genocide, the Holocaust, the Rwandan Genocide and the Ethnic Cleansing of the Balkans.