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      • Tue 09/30/14
        5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
      • Reflections on a Summer in the West Bank
      • Butler Board Room
      • This event gives American University students who spent a summer at Bir Zeit University in Palestine an opportunity to share their reflections from time spent on the West Bank over the summer. The forum itself will be initiated by a brief talk by the Palestinian ambassador, who will be speaking about the UN general assembly meeting, and the Palestinian issue. Given recent world news, hearing a ...more

        Type: Panel Discussion
        Host: Arab World Studies

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      • Thu 10/02/14
        9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
      • JSA Pancake Night
      • Kay Lounge A
      • The Jewish Student Association will be hosting their monthly Pancake Night for the AU community.

        Type: Reception
        Host: Jewish Student Association

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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

        Type: Lecture/Speaker
        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

        Type: Conference
        Host: Center for Israel Studies

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      • Tue 10/28/14
        7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
      • "Israel at the Crossroads of Democracy, Nationalism and Religion", lecture by Moshe Halbertal
      • Mary Graydon Conference Room 4
      • Israeli philosopher and scholar, Moshe Halbertal will give a public lecture on "Israel at the Crossroads of Democracy, Nationalism and Religion". The keynote lecture follows a day-long conference at American University, "How Jewish is the Jewish State: Religion and Society in Israel".

        A full conference program is available on the rsvp link: http://www.american.edu/cas/israelstudies/rsvp

        Type: Lecture/Speaker
        Host: Center for Israel Studies

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