Past Events

Dünya Concert


The symposium will conclude with an evening concert, open to the general public, featuring Dünya, the acclaimed world music ensemble…
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U.S.- Israel Relations in the Trump Era


An afternoon panel discussion with

Dov Waxman, Professor of Political Science, International Affairs, and Israel Studies

Dina Kraft, Program Coordinator, Media Innovation, School of Journalism

Naomi Darom, Reporter for Israel’s Ha’aretz Newspaper

Moderated by:

Jonathan Kaufman, Director, School of Journalism..
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“Frankenstein and the Golem: How ancient tales can inform modern biotechnology,” lecture by Dr. Paul Root Wolpe


How do societies think about regulating and controlling new, powerful advances in biotechnology? One way is to encourage scientists to think about science as an ethical activity, to use their moral compass in their work. In this talk, we compare the Jewish legend of the Golem and Mary Shelley’s story of Frankenstein, and their different portrayals of humanity, to seek guidance for these modern ethical dilemmas…
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