Taub Center Speakers Program


Each year, the Taub Center organizes a series of public lectures by international scholars. The Speakers Program offers the academic community and the general public a chance to participate in a dynamic dialogue about issues, events, and scholarship related to Israel.


Speakers Program / Fall 2015


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9/20/15
"Alexandrian Summer" - An Event in Celebration of Yitzhak Goren-Goremenzano
6:30pm
Center for Jewish History
co-sponsored with the American Jewish Historical Society

10/14/15
Dr. Irit Keynan, "Psychological War Trauma and Society – Like a Hidden Wound"

In her book Psychological War Trauma and Society – Like a Hidden Wound, Irit Keynan delves into the enigma of an Israeli society immersed in its collective traumatic past, while alienated to war trauma of the individual, and examines the impact of the traumatic ethos of Israelis on the nation's attitudes toward internal and external challenges.

6pm
14A Washington Mews, First floor

10/15/15   
"Arabic Film"
(Israel, 2015, 60 min)
a film by Eyal Sagui Bezawe & Sara Tsifroni
A Friday afternoon ritual in 1970s Israel was to watch the weekly Arabic movie (usually Egyptian) broadcast on Israeli TV, despite Egypt being Israel’s arch enemy.  This film traces how Israelis became devoted fans of Egyptian movies as a window into a world that most failed to see and understand.
After-film discussion with filmmakers Eyal Sagui Bezawe and Osnat Trabelsi

6pm

255 Sullivan Street, First Floor
Co-sponsored with the Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, the Center for Religion and Media and the Center for Media, Culture, and History and the Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

10/20/15   
Prof. Miriam Eliav-Feldon, "Utopia in Zion: Imaginary Jewish Societies, 1870-1902"
co-hosted with Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies
HJST Lunchtime Colloquium Series
12:30pm - 2pm
14A Washington Mews, First floor

**This event reserved for Faculty, Students and NYU-Affiliated Researchers only. RSVP REQUIRED**


10/26/15   
"The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin 20 Years Later: Ambassador Itamar Rabinovich on Writing Rabin's Biography"
6pm
14A Washington Mews, First floor


11/10/15   
"Partner with the Enemy"
Screening and Discussion in conjunction with the Other Israel Film Festival

Post-screening discussion with director Chen Shelach and protagonist Anat Shelach, moderated by Prof. Ronald Zweig

5pm   *NOTE EARLY START TIME*
19 University Place, Room 102


12/1/15   
"Precious Life"
Screening and Discussion with Shlomi Eldar
6pm  
19 University Place, Room 102


12/8/15   
Dov Weissglas, "The Reasons Behind the Gaza Disengagement"
6pm
19 University Place, Room 102






Past Speakers Programs


2014-2015

2013-2014

2012-2013

2011-2012

2010-2011

2009-2010

2008-2009

2007-2008

2006-2007

2005-2006

2004-2005

2003-2004