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Rooted Cosmopolitans: Jews and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century

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[vc_row][vc_column][mk_fancy_title size=”21″ font_family=”none”]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.[/mk_fancy_title][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1541092107962{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]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.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1541092085757{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]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.[/vc_column_text][mk_fancy_title size=”21″ font_family=”none”]For more information, visit this link.[/mk_fancy_title][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Details

Date:
November 15, 2018
Time:
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Registrations are closed for this event

Event Space

Oxford Auditorium
1390 Oxford Road
Atlanta, GA 30307 United States
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Organizer

Phone:
404-727-6301
Email:
jewishstudies@emory.edu