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Nir Baram, award-winning author and filmmaker, will be presenting his documentary film "Land Without Borders".  "Land Without Borders" is based upon Baram's book and won the 2017 Ophir Award for best documentary movie.  Some of Baram's other works include fiction novels: World Shadow (2013), Good People (2010), and The Remaker of Dreams (2006).  In 2010, Baram received the Prime Minister's Award for Hebrew Literature.  Discussion and Q/A session to follow the film showing.

The Jewish Studies Department is hosting its annual Israeli conference entitled "Globalization and Culture in Israel".  Several guest speakers include: Nir Baram, Rabbi Dr. Haim Rechnitzer, Dr. Yael Halevi-Wise, Dr. Neta Stahl, Dr. Jack Kugelmass, Dr. Tamir Sorek, Dr. Abigail Gillman, and Dr. Eric Zakim.

Shari Rabin is Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Director of the Pearlstine/Lipov Center for Southern Jewish Culture at the College of Charleston.  She will be giving a lecture entitled "How Frontier Jews Made American Judaism".  Rabin is winner of the 2017 National Jewish Book Award for her book Jews on the Frontier: Religion and Mobility in Nineteenth-century America.

The Department of Theatre and Dance welcomes you to join a lecture by critically acclaimed, award winning playwright  Lynn Nottage to Tulane University for “A Conversation with Lynn Nottage.” Ms. Nottage has earned numerous awards, including two Pulitzer Prizes (

Dr. Anyaduba is currently a research fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum exploring the ways that memory and representation of the Holocaust have influenced more recent representation of genocides in Africa.  This event is co-sponsored by the Africana Studies Program and the Department of Jewish Studies; with additional support from the Departments of English & History in the School of Liberal Arts.