Past Events

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 11:45am
Fifty years since 1967, and the dissonance between official Israel and much of the rest of the world is stark. With the former celebrating the jubilee of "a united Jerusalem," other stakeholders are commemorating fifty years of the occupation of East Jerusalem. What is the state of play in... Read More »
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 8:00pm
Bryan Center Reynolds Industries Theater
The Jerusalem-born Yasmin Levy has spent her career bringing youth and vitality to Ladino, the language Sephardic Jews took with them when they were banished from Spain more than five centuries ago. In the diaspora, the language took on elements of Hebrew, Arabic, Turkish, Greek, French, Portuguese... Read More »
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 11:45am
In 2007, the Israeli NGO B'Tselem (The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories) launched its camera project, distributing video cameras and providing camera training to Palestinians living in areas of the West Bank, where tensions run high and clashes are commonplace... Read More »
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 6:00pm
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
Prizewinning Israeli author Yossi Klein Halevi will discuss the future relationship between American Jews and Israel, Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Duke University.The talk begins at 6 p.m. in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library on West Campus, and is free and open to the public.... Read More »
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 5:30pm
The Center for Late Ancient Studies and the Duke Center for Jewish Studies welcome Steven Fine for a lecture on late ancient students and Judaism. Steven Fine is the Dean Pinkhos Churgin Professor of Jewish History and founding Director of the Yeshiva University Center for Israel Studies. A... Read More »
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 6:30pm
Social Sciences 119
Shadi Shiha and Eve Tendler, Palestinian and Israeli alums, respectively, of the Arava Institute for Environemntal Studies in southern Israel near the Jordan border, will join us at Duke to discuss the relationship between environmental solutions and conflict zones. Through personal experience,... Read More »
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 7:00pm
White 107 (White Lecture Hall)
When the International Court of Justice elevated the Israeli-Palestine conflict to a new level of visibility in 2004, many saw it as turning point in the history both of Palestine and of International Law. But will history turn? BROKEN is a filmmaker's journey across three continents, attempting to... Read More »
Monday, October 23, 2017 - 6:30pm
Gray 200
The New Testament/ Judaic Studies Seminar is please to welcome Daniel Boyarin to Duke. Boyarin is the current holder of the Hermann P. and Sophia Taubman Professorship of Talmudic Culture in the Departments of Near Eastern Studies and Rhetoric at University of California at Berkeley, He is an... Read More »
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 12:00pm
Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C105 - Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall
This talk revisits the story of David Ha-Reuveni, an impostor that showed in early 16th century Rome with grandiose plans to defeat Islam, and the Ottoman Empire for the small fee of a large navy and Palestine for the Jews. Against a line of interpretation that situated David within the contours of... Read More »
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 6:00pm
Lilly Library
Why Did Matteo Ricci of the Society of Jesus lie about the Muslims of China why did he do it? This talk presents and discusses a passage in one of Matteo Ricci's earliest reports on China in which he describes the Muslims of the city of Canton. I will analyze the passage against the broader context... Read More »