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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

Sproul 912


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

Sproul 912

**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

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.



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.

Jewish Studies Faculty in the News!

Jewish Studies Faculty in the News!

Watch an interview with Emanuel Ringelblum Professor of Jewish History David Biale:

With a resurgence of anti-Semitism across Europe, promoting Jewish culture can be a powerful vehicle for confronting anti-Semitism and strengthening a positive Jewish identity. Here in Germany, the Jewish Studies Department at Frankfurt University continues its highly respected conference series on the cultural history of the Jews with American historian David Biale, a leading international expert on Jewish history and culture. With Jewish communities now present in 75 countries, Jewish culture and Jewish identity are beginning to play an increasingly larger role in a globalized, multicultural world.