Dr. Marwa Maziad, a visiting assistant professor of public speaking at Seattle University and a regular BBC political commentator on global affairs, will speak about her experiences as a journalist and political analyst and will offer tips for speaking effectively with the media. Lunch provided. Open to undergrads and graduate students.
Opportunity grant winner Pinar Kara tells the story of Kurdish Jews' migration to Israel, and how they keep connected with Kurdish culture today.
5/14 & 5/16 STROUM LECTURES | Jewish Manuscripts in the Digital Age: The Cairo Geniza and the New Materiality
Dr. Marina Rustow of Princeton University will deliver the 2019 Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies.
How a shared history of persecution brought two communities (back) together: Kurdish-Jewish cooperation in Germany
Opportunity Grant winner Pinar Kara traces the re-emergence of a historic connection between Kurds and Jews in Germany.
Graduate Fellow Sara Molaie explains how two language activists approached the unlikely task of bringing ancient Hebrew and pre-Islamic Persian back into use.
Grad Fellow Pablo Maldonado explains how, following their forced migration in the 1950s, Israel's Middle Eastern Jewish community is reconnecting with its heritage through music.
Graduate Fellow Sara Molaie's work with Hebrew illustrates how languages and cultures can be connected in surprising ways.
Scholar Marwa Maziad argues that the influence of the Israeli military extends into the nation's government, economy, and national security apparatus.