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Zionism & Origins of International Human Rights
April 2 , 7:30 pm
Few today are aware of the significant connections between Zionism and the origins of international human rights, and yet the creation of both the State of Israel and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights not only share a birthday, but also remain intimately intertwined in current debates about global anti-Semitism, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and American foreign policy.
Professor James Loeffler, Berkowitz Professor of Jewish History at the University of Virginia, will draw on his recent award-winning book Rooted Cosmopolitans: Jews and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century to discuss both the forgotten historical connections, and the lessons going forward in approaching the interconnected futures of global justice and Jewish politics.
Sponsored by the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life, the talk is supported by the Henry Schwartzman Endowed Fund.
The lecture, “From Zion Shall Go Forth the Law: The Unknown History of Jews and Human Rights,” is free and open to the public. Free parking is available behind the Student Center. (For GPS search, use “57 Lipman Drive.”) Advance registration is requested online on the Bildner Center website, BildnerCenter.Rutgers.edu, or by email to rsvpBildner@sas.rutgers.edu.
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