Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Jewish Life in Europe Today

Crisis or Revival? The UNM International Studies Institute is pleased to introduce its 2015 inaugural lecture in Contemporary Jewish Studies. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Michael Brenner
Jewish Life in Europe Today:Crisis or Revival?
Keller (Popejoy) Hall
Friday February 27 2015
Reception 9:30 am  ~  Lecture 10:00 am

The first speaker will be Michael Brenner, Professor of Jewish History and Culture, University of Munich, Germany; and Seymour and Lillian Abensohn Chair in Israel Studies, American University.

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.

For further information, please contact 
the International Studies Institute at (505) 277-1991. 

This Lecture Series is supported in part by a grant 

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