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Seeking Social Justice: American Jews and the Quest for Equality and Civil Rights

70 Years of Brandeis University

Thursday, April 19, 2018 | Hassenfeld Conference Center | 7pm

A round-table discussion with

Ron Liebowitz
       President, Brandeis University
Stephen Whitfield PhD '72
       Max Richter Professor Emeritus of American Civilization, 
       Brandeis University
Jonathan Sarna '75, MA '75
       Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish 
       History, Brandeis University
Deborah Dash Moore '67
       Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professor of History,
       University of Michigan


The year of Brandeis University's founding--1948--marks an epochal turning point in world history. In the aftermath of the Second World War and the Holocaust, distinct notions of promise prevailed and informed numerous visions of creating a safer and more human world order, among them the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. The evening's discussion reflects on Brandeis University in the context of the postwar history of the American Jewish community. 


Co-sponsored by the Bernard G. and Rhoda G. Sarnat Center, International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life, Center for German and European Studies, and Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture - Simon Dubnow.

Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.