General Lectures

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

General lectures

Endowed Lecture Series

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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The Klutznick-Harris Symposium in Jewish Studies

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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Conferences and 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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UNL Jewish Studies Colloquium Series

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

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Research Funding

Access funds for research in Jewish studies.

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