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The Conundrum of Race: Civil Rights, Law & Jewish Identity
January 29, 2013

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus will deliver an invited lecture at Kalamazoo College on the complex, challenging and intellectually provocative questions that arise at the intersection of civil rights and Jewish identity.

DATE:JANUARY 29, 2013
TIME: 7:30PM
PLACE: OLMSTED ROOM – KALAMAZOO COLLEGE


TALK SPONSORED BY THE JEWISH STUDIES PROGRAM & THE POLITICAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
   


 
 
  “…Kenneth L. Marcus… as president and general counsel of The Louis D. Brandeis Center, has a laser focus on civil rights and Jewish students…”
 
 
The Jewish Forward (March 16, 2012)
 
 
 
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Ruth R. Wisse
Ruth R. Wisse is the Martin Peretz Professor of Yiddish Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University, and has taught at McGill, Stanford, New York, Hebrew and Tel Aviv universities.
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