International Studies Institute

MSC03 2165
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

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February 27: Lecture by Michael Brenner - Jewish Life in Europe Today: Crisis or Revival?

posted: Mon Feb 09 2015 11:40:28

Type: Event

Event Date: Fri Feb 27 2015 09:30:00


The UNM International Studies Institute presents the Inaugural Lecture in Contemporary Jewish Studies

Jewish Life in Europe Today: Crisis or Revival?

A lecture by Professor Michael Brenner, Ph.D.
Professor of Jewish History and Culture - University of Munich, Germany
and the Seymour and Lillian Abensohn Chair in Israel Studies - American University

Friday, February 27 •  Keller Hall (in Popejoy)
9:30 - 9:55 am: Reception
10:00 - 10:50 Lecture with Q & A to follow

Jews in today's Europe face numerous new challenges: the rise of extreme right-wing populist parties, a mixture of anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism among radical Islamists, and diminishing awareness of the Holocaust among the younger generation. Some communities experience existential threats and an exodus of their members. Yet, other communities are flourishing. This lecture will show both crisis and revival of European Jewry in our generation.

This lecture series is sponsored in part by a grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of New Mexico.

Free and open to the public

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