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Featured Event - Thu, Oct. 29

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12th Annual Rothschild Lecture

On Thursday, October 29th at 7:30 pm TIJS will feature Eric K. Ward, Executive Director of the Western States Center, as the speaker for this year’s Rothschild Lecture. With roots in community organizing and civil rights work, Mr. Ward has been a leading voice in national discussions on how to combat hate violence and preserve democratic institutions, governance, and inclusive societies.
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Goldstein's book takes on new relevance in 2020

Professor Eric L. Goldstein's 2006 book, The Price of Whiteness: Jews, Race, and American Identity, is taking on new relevance in 2020. Amid widespread protests for racial justice, the American Jewish community is seeking to better understand the historical context framing conversations on race, whiteness, and privilege, especially as it applies to their group.
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Studying Past and Present: Q&A with Craig Perry and Geoff Levin

Last year, the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies and the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies announced the appointment of Professor Craig Perry. This year we are again proud to announce a new member of the faculty, Professor Geoffrey Levin. Both scholars study Jewish society in the context of Middle Eastern civilization but at very different points in time—the medieval period and the twentieth century. 

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TIJS fellow defends dissertation virtually

On Thursday, July 23rd, Rahimjon Abdugafurov defended his dissertation via Zoom. 
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