2019: US Jews and Israel: Are we headed for a divorce?

The 2019 Rabin Memorial Lecture was delivered by Peter Beinart, a renowned contributing editor for The Atlantic and senior columnist at The Forward. A distinguished panel responded to Beinart’s lecture, moderated by Professor Lori Lefkovitz, Director of Jewish Studies and of the Humanities Center at Northeastern University. On the panel were: Rachel Fish, formerly associate director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University, Eve Spangler, Associate Professor of Sociology at Boston College, and Dov Waxman, Professor of Political Science, International Affairs, and Israel Studies at Northeastern University

2018: The US Role in the Middle East: Past and Future

Former Senate Majority Leader George J Mitchell discussed the role of the United States in the Middle East, in the past and moving forward, at the 2018 Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Lecture.


2016: Yitzhak Rabin in His Own Words

The 2016 Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Lecture featured a screening of the film Rabin in His Own Words and a Question & Answer session with Israeli director, Erez Laufer


Yitzhak Rabin and the Legacy of Oslo: Prospects for Mid-East Peace, Twenty Years After the Assassination

2015 Yitzhak Rabin Lecturer: Professor Efraim Inbar (Bar Ilan University, Political Science)

Panelists: David Ellenson (Brandeis University), Andrew Bacevich (Boston University), Susannah Heschel (Dartmouth), Jeff Jacoby (Boston Globe).

Moderation: Tom Ashbrook (NPR/WBUR)

Security and Democracy Today: An Israeli Perspective






2014 Yitzhak Rabin Lecturer: Admiral Amichai Ayalon (Israel)

In the Eye of the Storm: Covering the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

2013 Yitzhak Rabin Lecturer: Ethan Bronner

Formerly: Jerusalem Bureau Chief, The New York Times

The Yitzhak Rabin Lecture series is generously supported by Mr. Jonathan Krivine (CAS ’72).