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Sara Hirschhorn - Guest Speaker

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 27 Adar II 5779

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Professor Sara Yael Hirschhorn

"City on a Hilltop: American Jews and the Israeli Settler Movement"
Wed., April 3 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for a lecture and conversation with award-winning author Sara Yael Hirschhorn. Dr. Hirschhorn will discuss the surprising history of American Jews in the Israeli settler movement, drawing on research from her recent book.

To learn more about Dr. Hirschhorn's research, read or listen to this interview featured on the Jewish History Matters podcast. You may also wish to purchase her book online, and copies will be available at the event as well.

This event is sponsored by ARZA @ OPT.

Dr. Sara Yael Hirschhorn joined the faculty of Northwestern University in fall 2018 as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Israel Studies at the Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies. Her research, teaching, and public engagement activities focus on Diaspora-Israel relations, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the Israel ultra-nationalist movement. Her first book, City on a Hilltop: American Jews and the Israeli Settler Movement (Harvard, 2017) was the winner of the 2018 Sami Rohr Prize in Jewish Literature Choice Award and a finalist for the 2018 National Jewish Book Award. Dr. Hirschhorn has served as the University Research Lecturer and Sidney Brichto Fellow in Israel Studies at the University of Oxford (2013-2018) and a postdoctoral fellow in Israel Studies at Brandeis University (2012-2013). She is a graduate of Yale University (B.A.) and the University of Chicago (M.A., Ph.D) and the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships. Apart from her academic work, Dr. Hirschhorn is also frequent public speaker, writer, media commentator, and policy consultant on Israel/Jewish Affairs and a non-resident research fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America.

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