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Goethe Institute Boston

Upcoming Events for Spring 2018


Wednesday, March 21, 2018


Wasserman Cinematheque,

Brandeis International Business School

*Reception to follow at the Faculty Club


Also co-sponsored by the National Center for Jewish Film

We would like to invite you to this interdisciplinary conference that will provide an international perspective on the last twenty years of art recovery. Our invited guests include former Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat, a primary leader in the creation of U. S. restitution policies, Hector Feliciano ‘74, Nicholas O’Donnell, Professor Meike Hoffmann, Victoria Reed, Inge Reist, and Lucian Simmons. The filmmaker, John Friedman, will screen excerpts from his forthcoming documentary on Tuesday evening, March 20th, in Edie & Lew Wasserman Cinematheque, “Restitution: Art and Memory.”

RSVP for Film Screening

RSVP for Looted Art for Sale Conference

Nataly Zuckerman 

March 21, 2018


Mandel Reading Room

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Nataly Zukerman is an independent performance artist who makes autobiographical work in the field of disability culture. At the age of 12 she was severely injured at a youth camp and suffered from a severe neural back injury.  In her lecture demonstration she performs pieces from her critically acclaimed performance “The Other Body,” and talks about her disability, and about the exclusion of people with disabilities from Israeli society and the Israeli art world.  The talk is part of the course “Breaking Boundaries in Contemporary Israeli Art and Literature.” The event is open to the public.

Armin Langer On Jewish-Muslim Activists in Berlin Today

Thursday, March 22, 2018 


Faculty Club Lounge

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Co-sponsored by Brandeis Hillel

Armin Langer will be discussing his experiences with the Salaam-Schalom Initiative , an interfaith activist group standing for a peaceful co-existence between Jews, Muslims, and allies. The group was established in 2013 in Berlin, and now has several chapters throughout Europe. Langer recently published a book on Jewish politics in Germany and will also be discussing his work.

Armin Langer studied Philosophy at Eötvös-Loránd-University in Budapest and rabbinical Literature at Conservative Jeschiwa in Jerusalem. He lives in Berlin-Neukölln since 2013.

This event is co-sponsored by Hillel at Brandeis University.

Christine Benz

Cosponsored by ACG

Friday, March 23



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Dr. Christine Benz She is the Training Manager at TRUMPF Inc. and will be discussing workforce development and vocational training.

Christine Benz, D.B.A., initiated and oversees TRUMPF Inc.’s successful registered apprenticeship program, and promotes dual education among businesses, educators, and legislators. She joined TRUMPF Inc. in May 2003, initially working as an engineer in the Laser Development Department, where she developed new laser designs. She then worked as a Manager of Project Engineering in the Customer Service group, where she managed large-scale automation projects. In her curent role as Training Manager, she is responsible for providing TRUMPF customers with the knowledge they need to operate high-technology equipment successfully as well as for the continuous training and development of TRUMPF employees. She also serves as a member of Central Connecticut State University’s Industrial Advisory Board. Dr. Benz earned a B.S. in Micro- and Precision Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich, Germany, an M.S. in Technology Management at Central Connecticut State University, and a D.B.A. in Organizational Leadership at North Central University.


Katharina von Hammerstein UConn, Storrs:

Germany’s “Other” Genocide:Diverse Testimonies on the Mass Killings of Herero in Colonial German Southwest Africa, 1904

Monday, March 26, 2018


Mandel Reading Room

Impact of German History: Young Jews and young Germans in Dialogue

Tuesday, March 27, 2018  


Mandel Reading Room