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JULY 15, 2013

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AFTER JULY 15

      • 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

        Type: Lecture/Speaker
        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 03/31/15
        4:30 pm – 9:00 pm
      • Holocaust Studies Forum: Daniel Schroeter
      • Mary Graydon Conference Room 2
      • A talk by Daniel Schroeter on Moroccan Jews, followed by a reception.

        Type: Lecture/Speaker
        Host: Jewish Studies

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      • Thu 10/29/15
        8:00 am – 7:30 pm
      • Reinventing Israel: Transformations of the Jewish State in the 21st Century
      • Butler Board Room
      • The 1967 Six-Day War, with its resulting control of significant new territory, compelled profound changes in Israel’s self-definition. Demographically, Israel’s society has become more religious. Politically, it has gradually moved to the right. The transformation of Israeli society has been ongoing ever since.
        This conference will examine the more recent aspects of the transformation of Israeli ...more

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        Host: Center for Israel Studies

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