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Harris Center Annual Conference

Since 2001, the Harris Center has co-sponsored an annual international conference with the Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization at Creighton University in Omaha. Each year’s theme is different, attracting scholars from a wide range of disciplines and from countries around the world. Papers based on the conference presentations are gathered in an annual edited volume in the series “Studies in Jewish Civilization,” published by Purdue University Press.

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Endowed Lectures

In addition to our general lectures, we present speakers through six Endowed Lecture Series, made possible by the generosity of our friends in the community. The following is a partial list of events presented as part of the Harris Center’s general public programming over the past two decades.

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Conferences & Symposia

In addition to the annual Klutznick-Harris Symposium in Jewish Studies, which we present in collaboration with Creighton University, the Harris Center organizes occasional conferences, symposia, and roundtables on timely themes in Jewish Studies.

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General Lectures

We’re proud to present a broad and varied program of lectures annually, free and open to the public.

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UNL Jewish Studies Colloquium Series

Monthly lunchtime talks (occasionally evenings) featuring Nebraska colleagues and international scholars. Lunch will be provided.

NU Judaic Studies Colloquium 2018-2019

Fall, 2018

August 31, 2018, Stephen Burnett –“Luther’s Understanding of Judaism in his Polemics Against ‘the Jews’” Will start at 12:30.

September 21, 2018, Leonard Greenspoon-“Climbing Up—and Down—the Walls of Jericho:  Writing a Commentary on the Book of Joshua”

October 12, 2018, Lucas L. Schulte, "Deuter-Isaiah's response to Babylonian Propaganda in the Persian Period."

Spring, 2019

January 18, 2019, Shlomo Abrahamovich, ““Religious Soldiers in the Israel Army – The Challenges as a Reflection of Tensions in Israel Society”

February 15, 2019, Jeannette Gabriel, historic African-American and Jewish alliance

March 7, 2019, Gerald Steinacher “Forgive and Forget after the Holocaust? The Christian Churches in Germany and the Guilt Question 1945-1955.”


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