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September 13, 2013

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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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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

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Host: Center for Israel Studies

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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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A talk by Daniel Schroeter on Moroccan Jews, followed by a reception.

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Host: Jewish Studies

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Pamela Nadell, Director of Jewish Studies at AU and current President of the Association for Jewish Studies, will moderate a panel discussion on the changing relationship between US Jews and Israel.  Michael Brenner, Abensohn Chair in Israel Studies, will introduce the program, which features:
-Dov Waxman, co-director of the Middle East Center at Northeastern University, author of Trouble in the …more

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