Geographer and architecture scholar, Dr Jonathan Rokem, discusses several comparative studies of the meeting point between urban planning and politics.
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Researcher Idan Barir tells the story of the Yazidis, an ethnic and religious minority in Iraqi Kurdistan who, in 2014, fell victim to an Islamic State rampage.
Dr Shira Klein, professor of modern history at Chapman University, discusses her book “Italy’s Jews from Emancipation to Fascism”, analyzing the contested legacy of the modern Jewish experience in Italy.
Arie Dubnov, professor of History and Israel Studies at the George Washington University, discusses his new book “Partitions: A Transnational History of Twentieth-Century Territorial Separation”.
Dr Eddy Portnoy discusses his book “Bad Rabbi and Other Strange But True Stories from the Yiddish Press”, a compendium of stories that is at once a quirky and piercing window into the pre-WWII Jewish culture of New York and Warsaw.
Adi Gordon, professor of Jewish and European intellectual histories at Amherst College, discusses his new book “Towards Nationalism’s End”, an intellectual biography of 20th-century nationalism scholar and lapsed Zionist official Hans Kohn.
Ron Hassner, professor of political science at the University of California, Berkeley, discusses his book “Religion on the Battlefield”, which explores the place occupied by religious faith and practices in modern warfare.
Eran Kaplan discusses his book “Beyond Post-Zionism”, a critical analysis of an intellectual fad that took the Israeli political and intellectual debate by storm in 1990s, and seems to have disappeared, since then, into thin air.
Dr. Lee Perlman discusses his new book, “But Abu Ibrahim, We’re Family!”, exploring several theater productions, all with a joint Jewish-Arab component, as a potential backdrop for peace building.
Dr. Rachel Harris discusses her new book, “Warriors, Witches, Whores: Women in Israeli Cinema”. How do the evolving representations of women relate to broader changes in Israeli society and culture?