Events: This Month at American University, (Washington, DC, October 2015)

Our fall has started out with some great Israel events!  If you missed The U.S.-Israel Relationship with Michael Oren and Tamara Wittes on September 30 you may watch the video here . Please join us at one of our upcoming programs below.  

Etgar Keret: The Seven Good Years: A Memoir
Sunday, October 18, 7:00-9:00 PM
Part of the Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival. Co-sponsored by the Center for Israel Studies.  Location: Washington DCJCC, 1529 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036.  To purchase tickets and for more information: https://litfest.squarespace.com/keret-etgar

Screening of Anywhere Else and discussion on the Israeli community in Berlin
Monday, October 19, 6:00 PM
Free with RSVP here:  http://www.american.edu/cas/israelstudies/rsvp/rsvp2.cfm  Anywhere Else(85 minutes, in German, Hebrew, English and Yiddish, with subtitles) is an indie film about an Israeli (Noa, age 33) living in Berlin, who returns to her homeland for a visit. With warmth and humor, director Ester Amrami, herself an Israeli in Berlin, illuminates the meaning behind language, homeland and the need for belonging. Panel discussion and reception following the film with panelists Stefan Buchwald (Director German Information Center USA, German Embassy), Ilan Sztulman (Head of Public Diplomacy, Israeli Embassy) and Michael Brenner, Seymour and Lillian Abensohn Chair in Israel Studies.  Co-sponsored by the Embassies of Germany and  Israel. Open to public.  Location: AU School of International Service (SIS) Building Abramson Family Founders Room.   Learn more 

Summer Practicum Research Report on Water and Peacebuilding in the Middle East
Tuesday, October 20, 6:00 PM
Free with rsvp here: http://www.american.edu/cas/israelstudies/rsvp/rsvp4.cfm.  For their capstone research requirement, a team of SIS graduate students assessed the peacebuilding effectiveness of wastewater recycling projects undertaken jointly by Israeli and Palestinian non-governmental organizations.  They will present their research on a panel with the AU faculty who accompanied them, Dr. Eric Abitbol and Dr. Ken Conca, as well as Dr. Clive Lipchin, of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, one of their research partners on the ground.  Co-sponsored by School of International Service (SIS) and CIS.

“From BG to Bibi: The End of an Era in Israel-Diaspora Relations?” by David Ellenson
Wednesday, October 28, 7:30 PM
Keynote address to kick off “Reinventing Israel: Transformations of Israeli Society in the 21st Century” conference.  Ellenson is director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, Brandeis University and Chancellor Emeritus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Location: SIS Building Abramson Family Founders Room.  (Free parking in SIS Building garage)  Co-sponsored by CIS and Jewish Studies Program. Click to rsvp and link to conference program

“Reinventing Israel: Transformations of Israeli Society in the 21st Century” conference featuring international scholars and AU faculty
Thursday, October 29, all-day
Open to the public. Location: Butler Board Room (Floor 6 of Butler Pavilion). Pre-aid parking by kiosk in Katzen Arts Center or SIS Building Garage (free after 5:00 PM). Click here for the full program schedule and to sign up by session.  Co-sponsored by CIS and Jewish Studies Program.

Imagining Israel in 2035 – Different Visions
Thursday, October 29 7:30 PM  
With Fania Oz-Salzberger (University of Haifa) Mohammed Wattad (Zefat College, UC Irvine) James Loeffler (University of Virginia) Moderator: Michael Brenner (AU).  Location: Butler Board Room.  Free parking after 5:00 PM in all university parking garages.  Link to campus map:   http://www.american.edu/aumaps/upload/campus_map.pdf.  Click to rsvp and for link to full conference program

 

 

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