Public Events

Upcoming Events

 "Until the Last Step: Stories of Holocaust Resistance and Heroism in Belarus" Film Screening

Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 7:30pm

Media and Public Affairs Building, Room 310

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker Boris MaftsirThe event is being co-sponsored by the Program in Judaic Studies at The George Washington University, the Woodrow Wilson Center, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Embassy of Israel in the United States, the Rabin Chair Forum at The George Washington University, and the Bender Jewish Community of Greater Washington.



"The Land Beyond the Mountains" (Israel, 2017). This is a screening of a documentary based on the filmmaker Nir Baram's recent book, translated into English as A Land without Borders. The film is about sixty minutes. Following the screening, Nir Baram will give a brief talk and open the floor for questions. There will also be a book-signing following the talk. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, October 24 from 6:30-8:30pm in the Marvin Center Amphitheater.


Panel discussion co-sponsored by the Program in Judaic Studies at GW and the Swiss Embassy: "The Future of Holocaust Remembrance in the USA, Switzerland, and Beyond" followed by a kosher reception. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Edna Friedberg, historian at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Director of the Wexner Learning Center, and will feature Walter Reich (GWU), Paul Shapiro (USHMM), and Gregor Spuhler (ETH Zurich, Archiv für Zeitgeschichte). The event will be held on ThursdayNovember 2, at 6:00pm in the State Room on the seventh floor of the Elliott School.



Past Events

Welcome Back Open-House for Faculty and Students!

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

4pm - 6pm, GW Textile Museum

Fleischman Lecture 2017

Tuesday October 27 6:30-7:30 p.m.

"Reckoning With the Ghosts of Leo Frank"
A Conversation With David Kendall and Steve Oney
Moderated by Blake Morant, Dean of GW Law Schoo
GW Law School, Faculty Conference Center, Burns Building Fifth Floor

Tuesday, April 1 at 5 p.m.

"From Alt-Neuland to Neuland: The Jewish State Imagined"
Michael Brenner, Seymour and Lilien Abensohn Chair in Israel Studies, American University
Kiev Judaica Reading Room, Gelman Library Floor 7


Monday, March 17 at 4:30 - 6 p.m.
"The Europeanization of the Holocaust Memory in Eastern Europe?"
Professor Marek Kucia of Jagiellonian University
Gelman Library 702


Tuesday, March 25 at 7 p.m.
Annual Fleischman Lecture with Jonathan Brent, Executive Director of the YIVO Institute of Jewish Research
“The Last Books: Recovering the East European Past”
The Embassy of the Republic of Poland

 Tuesday, February 18 at 5 p.m.
"Did Zionism Destroy Diaspora Nationalism?"
James Loeffler, Associate Professor of History and Jewish Studies, University of Virginia
Kiev Judaica Reading Room, Gelman Library Floor 7

 Monday, November 4th at 7 p.m.
Lecture by Professor Edward Linenthal on Museums & History
Jack Morton Auditorium