My father was a refugee. Here’s why the immigration conversation matters.

Michael Rosenthal considers key moral and political questions on immigration. Join him for a 10/27 panel on this topic.

Michael Rosenthal, scholar of Spinoza, becomes new Stroum Chair

Michael Rosenthal, expert in early modern philosophy, will plan a Spinoza conference and seminars on core texts in his role as the new Stroum Chair at UW.

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Freud, Said, and the Question of Jewish Identity after the Holocaust

Religious identity was not part of Nick Barr Clingan’s Seattle upbringing, but a recent discovery about his family's past shifted his perspective.

Lessons in Solidarity at Seattle’s New Holocaust Center for Humanity

Katja Schatte unpacks the Holocaust Center's mission to teach about Jewish suffering as well as human rights.

Do American Jews Have White Privilege?

Graduate Fellow Rachel Graf on the ways American Jews can recognize their own biases and fight inequality.

Pianko “Peoplehood” Book Launch

Why does peoplehood matter? Join us for a reading and reception on Nov. 18.

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A Jewish Historian’s Plea for Global Refugees

What can the Jewish history of migration teach us about today’s global refugee crisis?

In Search of Spinoza

Benedict Spinoza was a rock star philosopher. Was he also the victim of an unjust ban? Kevin Britt reflects on the CLF session with Michael Rosenthal.

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