Past Events

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 5:30pm
John Hope Franklin Center 240
Eitan Bar-Yosef (Ben Gurion University) discusses his work on "Africa in Israeli Culture: Fantasies and Encounters." Eitan Bar-Yosef is a literary scholar and cultural historian specializing in Victorian studies and postcolonialism. His work has focused on British Imperial culture with an... Read More »
Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 3:00pm
John Hope Franklin Center 240
Professor Eitan Bar-Yosef will lead a discussion on "The Nostalgic Return to Mandatory Palestine in Israeli Literature and Culture." Professor Bar-Yosef, from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, is a literary scholar and cultural historian specializing in Victorian Studies and in... Read More »
Monday, March 23, 2015 - 5:30pm
Sanford 223, Rhodes Conference Room
Amira Hass comes to Duke as part of the Israel/Palestine Speaker Series and gives a talk entitled: "The Palestinian Reservations and the space of Jewish-Israeli dissidence." A reception will precede the event at 5:00PM and a book signing will follow the event. Amira Hass is the Haaretz... Read More »
Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 9:15am
John Hope Franklin Center 240
The project, "Reasonable Accmommodations?": Minorities in Globalized Nation States, is a series of four workshops that will take place during the 2014-2015 academic year and will explore religious diversity and minority religious freedoms in different regions of the world.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 6:30pm
Chapel Hill N.C.
David Fisher screens his film "Six Million and One" at UNC in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium. This 2011 Israeli documentary film, is the third and final film in the family trilogy created by Fisher after Love Inventory (2000) and Mostar Round-Trip (2011). David Fisher (director/producer/lecturer... Read More »
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 5:00pm
Oded Zinger presents a lecture: "From an Arab Queen to a Yiddishe Mama: Advice on Married Life among Muslims, Jews and Christians." Oded Zinger is the Duke Center for Jewish Studies Perilman Post-Doctoral Fellow. He came to the Center after receiving his PhD from the Near Eastern Studies... Read More »
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 6:00pm
Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C106 "PhD Lab"
Hailed as "The Great Israeli Novel" and winner of the prestigious Bernstein Prize, Assaf Gavron's latest novel,The Hilltop, is a monumental and daring work about life in a West Bank settlement from one of Israel's most acclaimed young novelists. By turns serious and satirical, The Hilltop... Read More »
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 11:00am
Smith Warehouse - Bay 6, Room 177
Assaf Gavron, one of Israel's leading young authors, discusses his experiences as both author and translator. Please RSVP to so we may order the correct number of lunches. Assaf Gavron was Born in 1968, and published five novels (Ice, Moving, Almost Dead, Hydromania and... Read More »
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 11:00am
Old Chemistry 011
Anat Biletzki, philosophy professor at Tel Aviv University, presents a lecture entitled "Politicizing Human Rights in Israel/Palestine." Along with her work at the Tel Aviv U, Biletzki has also traveled widely, as a visiting scholar/professor at, among others, Cambridge University, Harvard... Read More »
Monday, March 2, 2015 - 4:30pm
Sanford Fleishman Commons
The Annual Rudnick lecture series and the Duke Center for Jewish Studies is proud to welcome Ambassador Thomas Pickering to Duke for a lecture entitled "The Greater Middle East - Challenges and Opportunities." Ambassador Thomas Pickering served more than four decades as a U.S. diplomat. He last... Read More »