Belk Pavilion 208, 1:00 pm
This special session is with Spring Convocation panelist Rabbi David Wolpe, the Rabbi of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles. Named the most influential rabbi in America by Newsweek magazine and one of the 50 most influential Jews in the world by the Jerusalem Post, Wolpe is the author of seven books and is a popular media contributor on questions regarding religion. He recently delivered the benediction at the Democratic National Convention, and his most recent book is Why Faith Matters.
Spence Pavilion 101, 12:15 pm
Spring Convocation panelist Greg M. Epstein, the humanist chaplain at Harvard University, was ordained as a humanist rabbi by the International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism. This conversation about his place in the history of modern Jewish thought is open to a limited number of students only; please contact Prof. Geoff Claussen (email@example.com) if you are interested in attending.
April 11, 2013
Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat
Lakeside Meeting Room (at Moseley Center), 7:30 pm
Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat has held senior U.S. government positions in three presidential administrations, from the White House to the State Department, from U.S. Ambassador to the European Union to the Deputy Secretary of the Treasury; he has also been a leader in the Jewish community, having led American and international Jewish groups and institutions. He will share his provocative thesis regarding the future of the Jewish people in light of the major geopolitical, economic, and security challenges facing the world in general, and the United States and the State of Israel in particular. A reception and book-signing will follow Ambassador Eizenstat's speech. Sponsored by the Lori and Eric Sklut Emerging Scholar in Jewish Studies Program, the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, the Department of Religious Studies, the Department of History and Geography, Middle East Studies, International Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, the Law School, the Isabella Cannon Global Education Center, and the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, with special thanks to the President's Office.
Prof. Claussen will share a Jewish approach to questions of war and peace, focusing on Jewish concepts of equanimity, justice, and humility—virtues which are crucial for contemporary policymakers, including those considering the appropriate response to Iran’s developing nuclear program.
Lecture sponsored by Elon's Peace and Conflict Studies (Non-Violence Studies) program.
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 4:15-5:30 pm, in Lindner 106. Refreshments/Snacks provided.
For more information, contact Prof. Swimelar, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Should America live by Jewish values? Can an ancient tradition say anything about twenty-first century economic and social concerns? We will look at Jewish perspectives on some contemporary challenges, and then consider whether and how religion belongs in the public debate.
Lecture sponsored by Elon's Jewish Studies Program; the Elon Center for the Study of Religion, Culture, and Society; the Department of Religious Studies; and the Non-Violence Studies Program. This event is part of the Emerging Scholar in Jewish Studies program, made possible by the generosity of Lori and Eric Sklut and the Levine-Sklut Family Foundation. Lunch (kosher and vegetarian) following the lecture sponsored by the Truitt Center for Religious & Spiritual Life and Elon Hillel.
Friday, October 26, 2012, 12:15 p.m., in LaRose Digital Theatre (at the Koury Business Center: 401 N. O’Kelly Avenue, Elon NC 27244)