1948: American Jews and the Quest for Equality and Civil Rights

April 19, 2018 Waltham Free 0
A statue of Louis D. Brandeis by Robert Berks, unveiled in 1956, sits
atop a hill on the campus of Brandeis University. (Photo credit: Mike Lovett/Brandeis
University)
A statue of Louis D. Brandeis by Robert Berks, unveiled in 1956, sits atop a hill on the campus of Brandeis University. (Photo credit: Mike Lovett/Brandeis University)

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 humane world order, among them the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its 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.

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Fact Sheet
When
Thursday, April 19, 2018, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where
Hassenfeld Conference Center
415 South St
Waltham, MA 02453
Price
Free

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