Professor Jonathan Israel explores Spinoza's role as a revolutionary thinker and precursor to the modern human rights movement in the 2017 Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies.
Professor Tracy Matysik traces philosophers' early critiques of capitalism and its breakneck pace, and finds a surprising remedy in Spinoza's ideas about God.
How does Hebrew study reflect the position of the humanities in higher education? Watch (and read) 2016 conference participants' answers to this and other questions about Hebrew's place in the United States and in higher ed.
Don't miss celebrated authors Dara Horn and Ilan Stavans on May 23 & 24!
Novelist Dara Horn dares to ask the question: Why are there still only three kinds of American Jews who are allowed to learn Hebrew?
Why is Seattle's Sephardic community unique? Reflections from this year's Stroum Lecturer.
Ruth Behar, this year's Stroum Lecturer at the UW, spoke with a diverse group of students about making authentic connections through anthropology.
Reflections by this year's Stroum Lecturer, who will be at the UW on May 18 & 20!