News & Events

 

Japonica Brown-Saracino on Commerce and Gentrification

November 17th, 2014

On November 20, 2014, Professor Brown-Saracino spoke about commerce and the gentrification of American cities. More

Robert Margo on Race and Economic Inequality in the US

November 10th, 2014

On November 13, 2014, Professor Margo spoke about “Obama, Katrina, and the Persistence of Racial Inequality." More

Christoph Kreutzmüller on “Kristallnacht”

November 4th, 2014

On November 9, 2014, Dr. Kreutzmüller spoke about “Kristallnacht and the Destruction of Jewish Commercial Activity in Germany.” More

The Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Lecture

October 21st, 2014

On October 28, 2014, former Israeli intelligence chief and member of the Knesset Amichai Ayalon delivered our annual Yitzkah Rabin Lecture. Read an interview with Mr. Ayalon here: http://www.bu.edu/today/2014/from-retired-israeli-commander-a-call-for-a-two-state-solution/. More

Middle East Month at the Center

October 7th, 2014

From a screening of "The Gatekeepers" (2012) to a lecture by Arab-Israeli author Sayed Kashua, we focused in October on the history and culture of the Middle East. Also on the program: a Middle East Feast organized by Professor Mira Angrist in conjunction with the new MENA program, and a lecture by Amichai Ayalon on Israeli security and democracy. More