The lecture, titled "Trauma, Memory and Democracy: Race, Freedom and the Politics of Historical Catastrophe in South Africa", will will think about apartheid as historical catastrophe and wonder about a politics of truth telling, testimony and witnessing as adequate politics that works through this form of trauma.
The Association for Israel Studies is an international scholarly society devoted to the academic and professional study of Israel. The Association's membership is composed of scholars from all disciplines in the social sciences and many in the humanities. The 2011 conference, based upon the topic "Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State", will bring together 300 participants from the U.S., Israel and Europe.
Ghanan Music and Dance Class Challenges and Delights Students "Beginning with drumming at the very start of the class, the coursework was clearly demanding. Yet, it was also evident the amount that was learned, and the freedom with which it was learned, makes this course one of the most unique at Brandeis."