Published: Nov. 29, 2023

 Community Discussions with CU Faculty

Explaining Conflict and War in Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank: Community Discussions with CU Faculty

A follow-up event from the "War in Israel and Gaza: Analysis, Explanations, Memories" on October 11, 2023.

  • Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2023
  • Time: 5pm - 6:30pm
  • Location: University Memorial Center (UMC), Aspen Rooms 285-289 (1669 Euclid Ave, Boulder, CO 80309)

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The devastating war in the Middle East continues and dominates the news headlines. Many members of the campus community are directly impacted. They have family and friends in the region who have been hurt or worse. For weeks, tensions have been high on US university campuses, including CU Boulder, and many students feel threatened and unsafe. Social media continues to be saturated with posts that often further inflame lingering frictions and mistrust and spread misinformation. Many have asked for more information and insights into the conflict and its decades-long histories.

Please join us for a program to continue discussions about the ongoing conflict that began shortly after the October 7 Hamas terror attacks. The public is invited to individual and group discussions with CU faculty experts on a range of sub-topics from antisemitism to the long history of the Arab-Israeli conflict. This event uses a more informal format and allows smaller groups of participants to discuss a specific sub-topic with a faculty expert.

Professor Janet J. Jacobs (WGST)
Professor Zach Levey (IAFS/JWST)
Professor Karim Mattar (ENGL)
Professor Thomas Pegelow Kaplan (JWST/HIST)
Professor Eyal Rivlin (JWST)
Professor Rebecca Wartell (JWST)

For more information, please contact the Program in Jewish Studies at 303.492.7143 or

Free and open to the public. No tickets required. 
Visitor parking available at Euclid parking deck.

Organized by CU Boulder's Program in Jewish Studies and co-sponsored by CU's Center for Humanities & the Arts, Department of EnglishDepartment of History, and International Affairs Program.

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