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MAY 22, 2013

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AFTER MAY 22

      • Tue 10/08/13
        7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
      • "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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        Host: Center for Israel Studies

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      • Wed 11/13/13
        7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
      • Film Screening: "The Optimists"
      • Mary Graydon Conference Room 4
      • ***THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.***

        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

        Type: Film/Movie
        Host: Center for Israel Studies

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      • Mon 10/13/14
        7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
      • 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

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        Host: Center for Israel Studies

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      • Tue 10/28/14
        9:00 am – 6:00 pm
      • How Jewish is the Jewish State? Religion and Society in Israel
      • Abramson Family Founders Room, SIS Building
      • This conference examines the separation of state and religion in Israel, looks into the treatment and the internal structure of non-Jews in the Jewish state, and asks about Jewish religious pluralism and Orthodox dominance. Leading experts from Israel, Europe, and the United States will speak on these questions, drawing upon their own scholarship, teaching, and variant experiences at several ...more

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        Host: Center for Israel Studies

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      • Thu 01/15/15
        7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
      • To the Gates of Jerusalem: Book Talk with Richard Breitman and Norman Goda
      • Abramson Family Founders Room, SIS Building
      • AU History Professor Richard Breitman and Norman Goda (University of Florida) will talk about their recently published volume of James G. McDonald's edited diaries and papers. McDonald was a U.S. diplomat,and this book covers his work from 1945, with the formation of the Anglo-American Committee, through 1947, with the United Nations' decision to partition Palestine between Jews and Arabs. He ...more

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