News & Bulletins
Professor Phyllis Lassner has been awarded the three year Diamond Jubilee International Visiting Fellowship at Southampton University, UK to support interdisciplinary collaborative work with Southampton University faculty based on her research combining Holocaust representation, World War II, and espionage fiction and film. In conjunction with the Parkes Institute for Jewish-non-Jewish Relations, Prof. Lassner will present public and faculty lectures, conduct graduate student seminars, and organize symposia and edited volumes of research.
The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies is proud to announce that five of our faculty were selected by students in the recently released Associated Student Government (ASG) 2012-2013 Faculty Honor Roll. Our noted faculty include: Mira Balberg, Religious Studies; Danny Cohen, School of Education; Marcia Gealy, Comparative Literary Studies and The Writing Program; Elie Rekhess, History; Ken Seeskin, Philosophy and Religious Studies. Congratulations to our faculty!
The Zionist Ideal in Israeli Culture: Dream and Reality, The Israel Studies Inaugural Conference, was held on November 17-19, 2013.
Moshe Halbertal, an internationally renowned public intellectual and prominent Jewish Studies scholar, visited Northwestern on October 23 to deliver the second annual Renée and Lester Crown Lecture. Halbertal focused on what it means for Israel to be a Jewish democratic state, in his talk entitled “The Jewish Democratic State: Israel Between Nationalism, Religion and Liberalism”. Professor Halbertal is a chair professor both at The Hebrew University in Jerusalem and at New York University Law School. Lecture video
At our recent book launch and signing for Out of Chaos: Hidden Children Remember the Holocaust, a panel of authors read from their contributions to the text and shared their memories as hidden children.
We are proud to announce that Natalie Bergner, a Jewish Studies major and rising senior, has been awarded a prestigious Katherine L. Krieghbaum research scholarship by WCAS for 2013. Congratulations Natalie!
We are delighted to announce that for only the second time in its history American Oriental Society has awarded the Franz Rosenthal Prize in Islamics and Semitics to Professor Emeritus Jacob Lassner. Lassner specializes in medieval Near Eastern History with an emphasis on urban structures, political culture and the background to Jewish-Muslim relations
Yakir Englander, Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow in Israel Studies, recently co-authored (with Avi Sagi) The Body and Sexuality in the New Religious Zionist Discourse (In Hebrew) Jerusalem: Hartman Institute and Keter Publishing House, 2013. The glowing review in Haaretz is here.
Manfred H. Vogel Lecture in Judaic Studies
Thursday, April 24 • 7:30 PM
Evanston - Norris University Center Arch Room, 206
The Philip M. and Ethel Klutznick Lecture in Jewish Civilization
Wednesday, June 11 • 7:30 PM
Evanston - Pick-Staiger Concert Hall
Jewish Studies majors at the Weinberg College convocation.
About the Center
The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies, the home of the Jewish Studies Program at Northwestern, is a vibrant community of teachers and scholars dedicated to transmitting and expanding knowledge, both in the classroom and through numerous lectures, symposia, and other events of interest to the general public as well as the campus population.