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Brandeis to mark 70 years since its founding with event examining social justice

The year of Brandeis University's founding--1948--marks an epochal turning point in world history. In the aftermath of the Second World War and the Holocaust, distinct notions of promise prevailed and informed numerous visions of creating a safer and more human world order, among them the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.

On April 19, Brandeis will mark this occassion with an event on campus entitled "1948: Seeking Social Justice – American Jews and the Quest for Equality and Civil Rights." It will be highlighted by a roundtable discussion reflecting on the University in the context of the postwar history of the American Jewish community. The panel will comprise of:

  • Ron Liebowitz, Brandeis University president 
  • Jonathan Sarna ’75, MA’75, the Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History, Brandeis University
  • Stephen Whitfield, PhD’72, the Max Richter Professor Emeritus of American Civilization, Brandeis University
  • Deborah Dash Moore ’67, the Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professor of History, University of Michigan

Learn more about this event.

Categories: Campus News
Date: March 20, 2018