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5/31 – 6/1 TALKS | 2023 Graduate Fellows Symposium
Wed, May 31 from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Thurs, June 1, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
The Sudan-Israel normalization process: A tactical move but a strategic hazard
Under the leadership of Benjamin Netanyahu and General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, Israel and Sudan are close to establishing historic diplomatic ties — but outside of the democratic process. Graduate fellow Yasir Zaidan explains.
Ethics and animals in the Bible: Why ancient Israelites thought of birds as moral examples to follow
Though present-day moral philosophers might disagree, in ancient times, animals like birds were seen as tuned in to the divine will and exemplars of right living. Graduate fellow Forrest Martin explains.
The new wave of Jewish horror: Ancient folklore (and a child-stealing demoness) in modern movies
A string of recent horror movies connect ancient Jewish lore with universal fears about life, death, and birth, writes graduate fellow Elizabeth Férauge.
Tracing the history of Armenians in Jerusalem
Graduate fellow Ara Daglian explains the history of Armenians in Jerusalem — one of the largest, most historic homes for the Armenian diaspora.
How Franz Kafka connected with Yiddish language and theater in Prague
Though he wrote in German, author Franz Kafka became an enthusiastic supporter of Yiddish theater in Prague. Graduate fellow Aaron Carpenter tells the story.
American Jews & Israel: The history of the Palestine Economic Corporation shows how “support” can take many forms
The history of American-supported development in Mandate Palestine is an early example of the complicated relationship between American Jews and Israel, writes graduate fellow Jake Beckert.