America’s Middle East Purgatory

Foreign Affairs
December 18, 2018

Tamara Cofman-Wittes, alongside co-author Mara Karlin, argues a foreign policy position in which the U.S. reduces its role in the Middle East through longer-term strategizing.

Viktor Orbán Is Exploiting Anti-Semitism

The Atlantic
December 14, 2018 | Washington, DC

Ira Forman, Senior Adviser for Combatting Anti-Semitism at Human Rights First and Assistant Director for Jewish Civilization at Georgetown University, writes on Hungary's Viktor Orban, the latest authoritarian leader to tap hatred for political gain.

Israeli Op Seeks to Destroy Border Tunnels, May Get Bigger If Hezbollah Reacts

Sputnik News
December 5, 2018 | Sputnik News

CJC Adjunct Lecturer Moran Stern appears in Sputnik News for an analysis on transboundary tunnels dug by the Lebanese Hezbollah and the new "Northern Shield" Operation.

‘People Are Ready to Die or Go to Jail in Order to Kill Jews Today,’ Warns Fr. Patrick Desbois

The Algemeiner
November 29, 2018 | Washington, DC

Fr. Patrick Desbois speaks to The Algemeiner about his work in Holocaust studies, modern day antisemitism, and why studying the past is integral for understanding contemporary acts of violence against the Jewish community.

CJC Students

CJC nears 100th member

The Hoya
November 13, 2018 | Washington, DC

Since its founding in 2003, the Center for Jewish Civilization has seen almost 100 students. Read about what makes the CJC's academic program and community distinctive over at The Hoya.

Faculty awards

Father Desbois honored by the ADL

November 8, 2018

Fr. Patrick Desbois was honored by the Anti-Defamation League during their 2018 Concert Against Hate on November 8, 2018.

Former ADL Director Attributes Rise in Anti-Semitism to Trump

The Hoya
October 15, 2018 | Washington, DC

Abraham Foxman, former professor at the CJC, is interviewed by The Hoya about his views on rising anti-semitism and its connections to nationalism and the Trump administration.

CJC Students

BEB #3: Healing and Resisting through Challah

Bossier Magazine
September 26, 2018

Madeline Budman writes about her identity as a Jewish student on campus, anti-Semitism, and the hope she has for change in the future as the result of an engaged student body.

Current events

The real story behind Gaza's marches: The Gazans who chose to stay home

YNet News
April 24, 2018

Analysis: The ordinary Palestinian is not only politically weary, he is also increasingly alienated from his leadership and political institutions as venues to propel a meaningful change in his life. Under such circumstances, responding to Hamas’ calls to protest and risk one’s lives by marching towards the border makes little sense.


Father Patrick Desbois on CNN (Transcript)

April 11, 2018 | Los Angeles, CA

CJC faculty member Father Patrick Desbois speaks to CNN anchor Isha Sesay about his upcoming book, The Terrorist Factory: ISIS, the Yazidi Genocide and Exporting Terror.