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13th Annual Rice University Jewish Studies Lecture Series
Date: October 20, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm

Location: J @Home Virtual Programs

Contact: Rabbi Barry Gelman
Phone: 713-595-8163
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Join the Program in Jewish Studies at Rice University for three fascinating lectures spanning the global Jewish community from East to West.  From marginalized Moroccan Jewish artists in Israel fighting for recognition, to Iranian Jews negotiating between integration and cultural preservation, to discussions of antisemitism and philosemitism in Europe and the United States, these presentations explore how Jews live simultaneously as insiders and outsiders in the modern world.

Dr. Daniel Cohen
The End of Philosemitism? Reflections on Contemporary America and Europe
Wednesday, Oct 20 @ 7:00 PM

The postwar decades  (1945 to the present) have been good for the Jews: diminished antisemitism, unlimited acceptance of Jews in society, the recognition of the Holocaust as a tragedy with universal meaning,  are some features of this unprecedented “philosemitic” era in the United States and Europe. Recent manifestations of antisemitism on both sides of the Atlantic nonetheless beg the question: is the age of philosemitism over?

Daniel Cohen is the Samuel W. & Goldye Marian Spain Associate Professor of History at Rice University, and the author of In War’s Wake: European Refugees in the Postwar Order(Oxford University Press, 2011), among other publications. Dr. Cohen's areas of interest include modern France, modern Europe, and human rights and migration studies. He supervises graduate students working in the field of Modern European History, French History, human rights and internal law, as well as migration studies.

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