2018 marks the seventieth anniversary of two momentous events in twentieth-century history: the birth of the State of Israel and the creation of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Both remain tied together in the ongoing debates about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, global anti-Semitism, and American foreign policy. Yet the surprising connections between Zionism and the origins of international human rights are completely unknown today. Drawing on his acclaimed new book Rooted Cosmopolitans: Jews and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century, Prof. James Loeffler will discuss how the forgotten Jewish past of human rights holds timely lessons for thinking about the intertwined futures of global justice and Jewish politics. Free and open to the public. This event is the Henry Schwartzman Endowed Program.
RSVP by March 26
FREE PARKING: All guests attending this event must register their vehicle in order to park in a Rutgers parking lot. Once you RSVP, you will be prompted to enter your vehicle information through a specific link.
Sponsor: The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life at Rutgers University