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Baker

Sarah Baker joins the Hebrew Language Program!

Monday, September 7, 2020
We are delighted to welcome Sarah Baker to the Hebrew Language program in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.  Professor Baker has a Ph.D. in Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures (with a specialty in Hebrew Bible/Ancient Near East) from the University of Texas at Austin, where she taught both... read more about Sarah Baker joins the Hebrew Language Program!»
Sperling

Eli Sperling joins the Center as the AMES Post-Doc

Thursday, July 9, 2020
After receiving his BA in Middle East studies and political economy in 2006 from Evergreen in Olympia, WA, Eli Sperling pursued an MA in contemporary Middle Eastern history at Tel Aviv University (2010). He has traveled and conducted research extensively throughout the Middle East, spending... read more about Eli Sperling joins the Center as the AMES Post-Doc»
Gopalakrishnan

Pratima Gopalakrishnan joins the Duke Center for Jewish Studies

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
The Duke University Center for Jewish Studies is delighted to announce that Dr. Pratima Gopalakrishnan will join the Duke Center for Jewish Studies in the Fall 2020 as the Perilman Post-Doctoral Fellow.  Dr. Gopalakrishnan is a historian of Near Eastern Jewish communities in the first... read more about Pratima Gopalakrishnan joins the Duke Center for Jewish Studies »
TLV

Shore Scholars Give Voice to Untold Israeli Stories

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Shore Undergraduate Research Fellows, Andrew Carlins (’21) and Grant Besner (’19), have created an exciting project focusing on podcasts that share untold stories in Israel.  Their website, Is(That)Raeli? explores Israeli culture through these voices.  Besner and Carlins spent 10 weeks... read more about Shore Scholars Give Voice to Untold Israeli Stories»
Rachkovsky

Tamar Rachkovsky to screen "Home in E Major" at Edinburgh Film Fest

Monday, June 3, 2019
Tamar Rachkovsky, Perilman Fellow at the Duke Center for Jewish Studies, screens her documentary "Home in E Major" in it's world premier at the Edinburg International Film Festival, Sunday, June 23, 2019. Observing the everyday routines and dramatic upheavals of a cross-generational and... read more about Tamar Rachkovsky to screen "Home in E Major" at Edinburgh Film Fest»
Dr. Grace Overbeke

Duke Center for Jewish Studies welcomes Grace Overbeke

Monday, May 20, 2019
The Duke Center for Jewish Studies is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Grace Kessler Overbeke as our Perilman Postdoctoral Fellow for 2019-20. Dr. Overbeke works at the intersection of Jewish Studies and Theatre Studies.  She recently completed her dissertation on the life and... read more about Duke Center for Jewish Studies welcomes Grace Overbeke »

Full Video: Ben Ferencz, Nuremberg Prosecutor, Speaks at Duke University

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Ben Ferencz, the last living prosecutor from the Nuremberg trials, joins his son, renowned international lawyer Don Ferencz, and Michael Scharf, dean of Case Western School of Law, to consider the future of international law and the International Criminal Court at Duke University of January 31,... read more about Full Video: Ben Ferencz, Nuremberg Prosecutor, Speaks at Duke University»
Ben Ferencz, Last Living Nuremburg Prosecutor, Comes to Duke

Ben Ferencz, Last Living Nuremburg Prosecutor, Comes to Duke

Thursday, February 1, 2018
"Ben Ferencz, the last living prosecutor from the Nuremberg trials, advocated for 'law, not war' to a crowd of several hundred packed into Sanford Fleishman Commons and other adjoining rooms Wednesday.  "At 27 years old, Ferencz became the chief prosecutor for the U.S. Army at the... read more about Ben Ferencz, Last Living Nuremburg Prosecutor, Comes to Duke»
Jewish Studies Students distribute $101,000 in grants for Philanthropy Lab

Jewish Studies Students distribute $101,000 in grants for Philanthropy Lab

Friday, December 15, 2017
See full article at Duke Chronicle.  "Students in the first-year seminar, named Values in Action, partnered with the Philanthropy Lab, a national philanthropic organization, to present a combined $101,000 in grant funding to a variety of organizations Monday. President Vincent Price,... read more about Jewish Studies Students distribute $101,000 in grants for Philanthropy Lab»
As Trump Declares Embassy Move, Scholars Discuss Future of Jerusalem at Duke

As Trump Declares Embassy Move, Scholars Discuss Future of Jerusalem at Duke

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Over the course of the fall semester, seven scholars on Israel/Palestine spoke at Duke in a lecture series entitled "50 Years of Occupation, 1967-2017: Israel/Palestine, Histories and Futures."  The speaker series included Amahl Bishara, who spoke about the use of the internet and social media... read more about As Trump Declares Embassy Move, Scholars Discuss Future of Jerusalem at Duke»

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