Synopsis: 2018 marks the seventieth anniversary of two momentous events in twentieth-century history: the birth of the State of Israel and the creation of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Start Time: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 7:30 PM
End Time: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 9:30 PM
Location: Douglass Student Center
Address: 100 George Street
Campus: Douglass
Room: Trayes Hall
City, State, Country: New Brunswick, NJ US
Fee: Free and opoen to the public
Speaker: James Loeffler, Berkowitz Professor of Jewish History, University of Virginia
Sponsor: Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life
Category: Talk, Lecture, Seminar
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Contact Name: Bildner Center
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Contact Phone: (848) 932-2033
Additional Information: Both remain tied together in the ongoing debates about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, global anti-Semitism, and American foreign policy. Yet the surprising connections between Zionism and the origins of international human rights are completely unknown today. Drawing on his acclaimed new book Rooted Cosmopolitans: Jews and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century, Prof. Loeffler will discuss how the forgotten Jewish past of human rights holds timely lessons for thinking about the intertwined futures of global justice and Jewish politics. Free and open to the public. This event is the Henry Schwartzman Endowed Program.