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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
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
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
Israeli author Etgar Keret will discuss writing in Israel today and read from his personal work, followed by a book-signing reception. This is the first lecture in the 2016-17 Sondra and Howard Bender Israeli Writer Series*. An internationally acclaimed fiction writer who also writes for television and film, Keret is a lecturer at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beer Sheva, and …more