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February 2019

Poetry at the Center: Jessica Jacobs and Nickole Brown

February 19, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
McGhee Library

The Center for Jewish Civilization, the Doyle Engaging Difference Program, the Women's Center, and Women's and Gender Studies invites you to a conversation with Jessica Jacobs and Nickole Brown. Jessica Jacobs is the author of Pelvis with Distance, winner of the New Mexico Book Award in Poetry, an Over the Rainbow selection by the American Library Association, and a finalist for the Lambda Literary and Julie Suk Awards. Her chapbook In Whatever Light Left to Us was published by Sibling Rivalry Press and…

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Jewish Nationalism: What Americans Do Not Get About Zionism

February 21, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
McGhee Library

The Center for Jewish Civilization invites you to a lecture by Dr. Jerry Z. Muller. This lecture puts Jewish nationalism in its historical and comparative context. Zionism is the pre-eminent form of modern Jewish nationalism, embodied in the State of Israel. But Americans in general (including many American Jews) have a difficult time understanding Zionism. Zionism is a form of ethnic nationalism, based on the premise that the Jewish people, like other peoples, requires its own state, and that the…

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Jewish Nationalism: What Americans Do Not Get About Zionism

February 21, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
McGhee Library

The Center for Jewish Civilization invites you to a lecture by Dr. Jerry Z. Muller. This lecture puts Jewish nationalism in its historical and comparative context. Zionism is the pre-eminent form of modern Jewish nationalism, embodied in the State of Israel. But Americans in general (including many American Jews) have a difficult time understanding Zionism. Zionism is a form of ethnic nationalism, based on the premise that the Jewish people, like other peoples, requires its own state, and that the…

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Book Discussion: Generation Stalin by Dr. Andrew Sobanet

February 25, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mortara Center, 3600 N Street NW, 36th St NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20007 United States
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The Center for Jewish Civilization invites you to a conversation on Dr. Andrew Sobanet's new book Generation Stalin with Dr. Sobanet, Dr. James Collins, and Dr. Susan Rubin Suleiman. Generation Stalin traces Joseph Stalin’s rise as a dominant figure in French political culture from the 1930s through the 1950s. Andrew Sobanet brings to light the crucial role French writers played in building Stalin’s cult of personality and in disseminating Stalinist propaganda in the international Communist sphere, including within the USSR. Based on a…

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Book Discussion: Generation Stalin by Dr. Andrew Sobanet

February 25, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mortara Center for International Studies, 3600 N Street NW, 36th St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA, 1201 36th St NW United States

The Center for Jewish Civilization invites you to a conversation on Generation Stalin with Dr. Sobanet, Dr. James Collins, and Dr. Susan Rubin Suleiman.Generation Stalin traces Joseph Stalin’s rise as a dominant figure in French political culture from the 1930s through the 1950s. Andrew Sobanet brings to light the crucial role French writers played in building Stalin’s cult of personality and in disseminating Stalinist propaganda in the international Communist sphere, including within the USSR. Based on a wide array of…

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March 2019

Poetry at the Center: Dr. Richard Chess

March 19, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
McGhee Library

The Center for Jewish Civilization invites you to a discussion with Dr. Richard Chess. Dr. Chess is the author of four books of poetry. He is an award winning professor at the University of North Carolina Asheville. In recent years, he has become active in the national movement exploring the use of contemplative pedagogy in higher education. He has served on the faculty of the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education (ACMHE) Summer Seminar in Contemplative Pedagogy Development (2015),…

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Mapping the Spirit: Geography of Hasidism

March 28, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
McGhee Library

The Center for Jewish Civilization invites you to a lecture by Marcin Wodziński. Professor Wodziński's lecture will examine the rise of Hasidism among East European Jewry in the eighteenth century and the borders which limited the movement. Additionally, he will consider the resurrection and strength of Hasidism from the post-Holocaust era to today. These and other topics will inform the lecture about the geography of this socio-religious movement in modern Judaism. Marcin Wodziński is Professor of Jewish history and literature,…

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April 2019

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Doubt and Religious Psychotherapy

April 3, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
McGhee Library

The Center for Jewish Civilization invites you to a lecture by Dr. Ayala Fader. During this talk, Dr. Fader will explore the emergence of religious (frum) therapy as a treatment for ultra-Orthodox Jews with life-changing doubt. Married and with children, these ultra-Orthodox men and women often live “double lives,” no longer believing in divine revelation, but continuing to practice publicly to protect their families. When double lifers’ doubting is uncovered or confessed they are often sent by a rabbi to…

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Contemporary White Supremacy in America: What are its Links to the Nazi Past?

April 10, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
National Press Club, 529 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20045, USA, 2 14th St NW United States

The Center for Jewish Civilization at Georgetown University is pleased to announce its day-long conference. Held at the National Press Club, this forum seeks to examine how hate groups in the United States draw upon ideas, propaganda, recruiting techniques, and worldviews from the Nazi era. In what ways do extremists in this country invoke the anti-Semitic theories and practices of their Nazi forerunners? And in what ways do they diverge and/or offer new perspectives and tools for disseminating hatred of…

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Poetry at the Center: Dr. Laura Cesarco Eglin

April 15, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
McGhee Library

The Center for Jewish Civilization invites you to a conversation by Dr. Laura Cesarco Eglin. Dr. Cesarco Eglin is the author of three collections of poetry, Los brazos del saguaro (Yaugurú, 2015), Sastrería (Yaugurú, 2011), and Llamar al agua por su nombre (Mouthfeel Press, 2010). Cesarco Eglin’s poetry appears in América invertida: An Anthology of Emerging Uruguayan Poets (University of New Mexico Press, 2016). Cesarco Eglin’s work has been twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is the co-founding editor and publisher of Veliz Books. Light refreshments will…

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