The Jewish & Muslim Diasporas in Latin America: New Comparative Perspectives*

Date: 10/07/2013
Time: 12:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Location: 240 John Hope Franklin Center

Speaker(s): Panel

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*Please RSVP to av71@duke.edu*

This workshop’s two panels will offer new approaches to the comparative study of the Jewish and Muslim communities in Argentina and Brazil, focusing on integration patters. Guest speakers include:

  • Adriana Brodsky, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
  • Steven Hyland, Wingate University
  • Jeffrey Lesser, Emory University
  • Raanan Rein, Tel-Aviv University
Program.

12:30-1:30pm | Lunch

1:30-3:30pm | Panel 1

Moderated by Gil Merkx, Duke University

Jeffrey Lesser, Emory University & Raanan Rein, Tel-Aviv University | “New Approaches to the Study of Jews and Muslims in the Americas”

3:30-3:45pm | Coffee break

3:45-5:45pm | Panel 2

Moderated by Malachi Hacohen, Duke University

Adriana Brodsky, St. Mary’s College of Maryland | “The Limits of Community: Sephardim and their Central Institutions, Argentina 1920-1950″

Steven Hyland, Wingate University | “A Solem Expression of Faith: The Islamic Communities and the Failed Attempt to Erect a Mosque in Peronist Argentina”

6-6:30pm | Reception

The workshop is part of the Center for European Studies’ initiative on “Jews & Muslims: Histories, Diasporas, and the Meaning of the European.” The initiative explores new comparative global approaches to the study of Jewish and Muslim communities. Supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Duke University Office of the Provost, the workshop is sponsored by the Center for European Studies, the Duke Center for Jewish Studies, and the Duke Islamic Studies Center.

*Please RSVP to av71@duke.edu*

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