Learning Together: An Interfaith Approach to the War in Gaza
Date(s) - 02/17/2024
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Second Baptist Church
Evanston Interfaith Clergy
Jewish scholar Dr. David N. Myers and Arab scholar Dr. Hussein Ibish will present a two-part lecture on the history of Israel and Palestine on Feb. 17 and 18. An opportunity for questions and discussion will follow each lecture.
Part I: From the Origins of Zionism to the Fateful Year of 1948
Saturday, February 17, from 2:00 – 4:30 pm at Second Baptist Church
Dr. Hussein Ibish is a senior resident scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington, a weekly columnist for The National (UAE), and a regular contributor to The Atlantic. He previously served as a senior fellow at the American Task Force on Palestine, executive director of the Foundation for Arab-American Leadership, and communications director for the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. He has a Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Dr. David N. Myers is Distinguished Professor of History and holds the Sady and Ludwig Kahn Chair in Jewish History at UCLA, where he serves as the director of the UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy. He also directs the UCLA Initiative to Study Hate. He is the author or editor of many books in the field of Jewish history, including, with Nomi Stolzenberg, American Shtetl: The Making of Kiryas Joel, a Hasidic Village in Upstate New York (Princeton, 2022), which was awarded the 2022 National Jewish Book Award in American Jewish studies. From 2018-2023, he served as president of the New Israel Fund.