Feb 16th: "Stories of Hope & Despair: Muslims and the Holocaust" " Jewish Heritage museum, NY--
Feb 18th : "The Future of Judaism and Islam on American Campuses"  Panel discussion
March 14th -16th  "Celebrating an Interfaith Purim" Isabella Freedman Center, CT
March 9th--Plenary Panel ---"Acknowledging the "other" in suffering: Reconciliation in Jewish-Muslim Relations?" Annual Scholars on the Holocaust and Churches at American Jewish University, Los Angeles
March 31st---featured speaker:  " "Is Islam the Reality in the lives of Muslim Women?"  Dr. Afridi will present on the position of women in the Qur'an and shed light on the reality of women in several diverse Muslim countries.  She will present cases of Malala Yusufzai and Ayann Hirshi Ali. The lecture will focus on how interpretation,  education and implementation of sacred law can conflict with human rights.   Lee Institute, St. Louis.

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Yousef Bashir

Manhattan College , 4513 Manhattan College Pkwy , Bronx, NY 10471

Author and Palestinian- American, Yousef Bashir, will be discussing his memoir "Words Of My Father" this coming October. His book recalls his adolescence in the Gaza Strip during the Second Intifada. He discusses the occupation, the violence of being shot by an IDF soldier, and how he made a commitment to peace in the face of prejudice and anger. Yousef currently resides in Washington D.C, where he has worked on Capitol Hill and served as a member of the Palestinian Diplomatic Delegation to the United States. He continues to serve as a hardworking advocate on Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.



Peter Hayes: “November 1938 as Turning Point”?

Manhattan College, TBD , 4513 Manhattan College Pkwy , Bronx, NY 10471

Please join us on November 12th, time TBD with Peter Hayes for our annual Kristallnacht Lecture and Frederick Schweitzer lecture. Peter Hayes is a professor of History and German at Northwestern University. He specializes in the histories of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust and, in particular, in the conduct of the nation’s largest corporations during the Third Reich.

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