Heartbeat creates opportunities and spaces for young Israeli and Palestinian musicians to work together, hear each other, and amplify their voices to influence the world around them. Sharing in sustained music-based dialogue, Heartbeat youth musicians develop creative nonviolent tools to express themselves and become a voice for their communities.
This special event will feature an uplifting …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
"Chaim Weizmann: Statesman Without a State", lecture by Jehuda Reinharz, President of the Mandel Foundation, Brandeis University President Emeritus, Richard Koret Professor of Modern Jewish History; and Director of the Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry. Dr. Reinharz's two-volume biography of Chaim Weizmann, the first president of Israel, has won many prizes in Israel and the …more
Former Israeli Foreign Minister Prof. Shlomo Ben-Ami will give a lecture beginning at 3:30 pm on "Geneva, the Arab Revolutions and the Prospects of an Israeli-Palestinian Peace". The lecture will be preceded by a reception from 3:00-3:30.
Professor Ben Ami received his PhD at Oxford University and held the Elias Sourasky Chair for Spanish and Latin American Studies at the History Department …more