Rev. Patrick Desbois speaks with NPR's Ari Shapiro regarding his work documenting ISIL crimes against the Yazidis.

Current events

Auschwitz Tour Guide On Poland's Holocaust Complicity Ban

February 11, 2018

Professor Anna Sommer Schneider talks with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro regarding the recent Holocaust complicity ban passed in Poland.

Auschwitz Tour Guide On Poland's Holocaust Complicity Ban

NPR's Weekend Edition
February 11, 2018 | Washington, DC

The Center for Jewish Civilization's Associate Director and former Auschwitz Tour Guide Anna Sommer Schneider speaks to NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about Poland's fraught relationship with Holocaust history.

The Jerusalem Decision: The View from Washington, Tel Aviv, and Ankara

Turkish Heritage Organization
December 18, 2017 | Was

Moran Stern, an Adjunct Lecturer at the Center for Jewish Civilization, discussed with fellow panelists Prof. Dr. Cagri Erhan (Altinbas University) and Dr. Raphael Danziger (Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, AIPAC) the significance of the Jerusalem decision, among other subjects.

CJC Students

Andrea Moneton (SFS ’18) Reflects on Lessons, Experiences

Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service
December 4, 2017

Read about Andrea Moneton and her experience in the CJC and how it connected to her study abroad experience in China.


Blacks and Jews in America Course Examines Divisions, Shared Hopes between Groups

Georgetown University News
November 9, 2017 | Washington, DC

While Omoyele Okunola (C’20) and Kate Lambroza (C’18) grew up aware of the effects of racism and anti-Semitism on African Americans and Jews, they didn’t deeply explore the relationship between the groups before taking a course on the subject this semester....

Faculty awards

Father Desbois Receives the 2017 Lantos Human Rights Prize

The Keeper
October 26, 2017

Father Desbois speaks on his work with Yahad-In Unum with the Lantos Foundation. He is the 2017 recipient of the Lantos Human Rights Prize.

David Ebenbach: Writers Aren't Who They Think They Are

Glimmer Train Press
September 14, 2017 | Portland, Oregon

David Ebenbach appears in the Glimmer Train Press to reflect on the process of writing his new book, Miss Portland.


Professor Ebenbach's "Miss Portland" is reviewed on Fiction Southeast

Fiction Southeast
September 8, 2017

"David Ebenbach’s first novel, Miss Portland, could serve as a model for short story writers attempting a novel: a single plot, compressed time line, and character-driven action add up to an important and touching depiction of the complexities of selfhood and being with mental illness..."

Let the Story Teach you its Form: An Interview with David Ebenbach

Fiction Southeast
September 8, 2017 | Washington, DC

David Ebenbach is interviewed by Margaret Luongo about his three short story collections, poems, and plays.