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Geoffrey Claussen presents on “Wealth and Poverty” at Klutznick-Harris Symposium

The symposium brought together Jewish Studies scholars who study questions involving wealth and poverty.

Geoffrey Claussen, Lori and Eric Sklut Emerging Scholar in Jewish Studies and assistant professor in the Department of Religious Studies, presented a paper at the 26th Annual Klutnizk-Harris Symposium in Omaha, Nebraska on October 28, 2013. The annual symposium brings together scholars from around the world to present and discuss papers centered around a common theme. This year’s theme was “Wealth and Poverty,” and Claussen’s paper was titled “The Kelm School of Musar and its Legacy on Questions of Work, Wealth, and Poverty.”

The symposium was sponsored by the Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization (Creighton University) and the Harris Center for Judaic Studies (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), in conjunction with the Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies (University of Nebraska-Omaha).

Claussen is the third Elon faculty member to have presented at the Klutznick-Harris symposium. In 1993, David Crowe, professor of legal history at Elon Law and professor of history at Elon University, presented at the Klutznick-Harris symposium on the theme of “the Hero in Jewish History.” In 1995, Professor of Philosophy Yoram Lubling presented at the symposium on the theme of “Representations of Jews Throughout the Ages.”

11/1/2013 2:15 AM