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Scholars for Peace in the Middle East Lecture - Dr. David Nirenberg
WhenMonday, May 9, 2016, 7 – 9 p.m.
Campus locationKane Hall (KNE)
Campus roomKane Hall 220
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsSponsored by the UW Department of Sociology

Co-Sponsors: Jackson School of International Studies, Simpson Center for the Humanities, UW Departments of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Comparative History of Ideas, History, Philosophy; UW Hillel

Sponsorship of the lecture does not imply endorsement.
Description

Lecture in Kane Hall, Room 220.
Reception with light refreshments to follow immediately after the lecture.

The UW Chapter of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East is Honored to Present:

"ANTI-JUDAISM PAST AND PRESENT"

DR. DAVID NIRENBERG
Deborah R. and Edgar D. Jannotta Professor of Social Thought,
Medieval History, Middle East Studies, and the College;
Member of Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge;
Dean of the Social Sciences Division, University of Chicago

Winner of 2014 Ralph Waldo Emerson Prize for his book
"Anti-Judaism: The Western Tradition"

Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans; Christians and Muslims of every period; even the secularists of modernity have used Judaism in constructing their visions of the world, and often in negative ways. What does this history of Anti-Judaism have to do with how we think about Judaism today? Do past ideas about Israel and Israelites affect how we think in the present? Nowadays we are often called upon to evaluate political claims about Israel, Zionism, and Judaism. How can we know, as we make our ethical decisions in the present, whether we are being truly critical citizens of the world, or merely acting out of historical habit?

Event is free and open to the public.

For contact, more information and to RSVP: socws@uw.edu

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