"The Founders of Israel and Their Relevance Today: David Ben Gurion," Lecture by Anita Shapira
Butler Board Room
PLEASE NOTE: Location now changed to Butler Board Room
Dr. Anita Shapira will present, "Ben Gurion: Leadership and the Shaping of History" the second lecture in the series "The Founders of Israel and their Relevance Today" about David Ben-Gurion, Israel's first prime minister. Shapira is professor emerita of Tel Aviv University, senior fellow at the Israel Democracy Institute, and the founder ...more
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American University and the Embassy of Bulgaria present a special screening of "The Optimists: The Story of the Rescue of Bulgarian Jews from the Holocaust," with Her Excellency Elena Poptodorova, Bulgarian Ambassador to the United States, and the film's director, Jacky Comforty.
"The Optimists" tells the dramatic story of how Bulgarian ...more
German Restitutions to Israel: Transitional Justice and Public Debate
Mary Graydon Conference Room 5
Professor Norbert Frei (University of Jena, Germany), one of the leading authorities on the history of Nazi Germany, will discuss "German Restitutions to Israel: Transitional Justice and Public Debate." American University History Professor Richard Breitman, author of FDR and the Jews, will provide a response. Cosponsored by AU Center for Israel Studies, Jewish Studies Program, and The Jack, ...more
"From BG to Bibi: The End of an Era in Israel-Diaspora Relations?" by David Ellenson
Abramson Family Founders Room, SIS Building
“From BG to Bibi: The End of an Era in Israel-Diaspora Relations?” Keynote Lecture by David Ellenson to kick off "Reinventing Israel: Transformations of Israeli Society in the 21st Century" conference, which continues on October 29. Ellenson is director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, Brandeis University and Chancellor Emeritus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.