Rooted Cosmopolitans: Jews and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century
November 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Emory’s annual Rothschild Lecture will explore this complex and often controversial history with guest scholar James Loeffler of the University of Virginia speaking on “Rooted Cosmopolitans: Jews and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century,” the subject of his recent book by the same title.
The year 2018 marks the seventieth anniversary of two momentous events in twentieth-century history: the birth of the State of Israel and the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Both remain tied together in the ongoing debates about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, global antisemitism, and American foreign policy. Yet, the surprising connections between Zionism and the origins of international human rights are completely unknown today.
The evening’s program will also commemorate the centennial of Morris B. Abram, a Georgia-born attorney, diplomat, civil rights leader, and human rights activist. After the lecture, join us for a reception and signing of the critically acclaimed book on which Loeffler’s lecture is based. Books will be available for purchase.