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“Messy Little Wars: U.S. Approaches to Iraq since 1990.”

This lecture will examine the historical foundations of U.S. relations with and approaches to Iraq that influence the dynamics of the current events and crises in that country and its region.

About Peter Hahn:
 

As a research scholar, Professor Hahn specializes in U.S. foreign relations in the Middle East since 1940. His publications include Missions Accomplished?: The United States and Iraq since World War I (Oxford University Press, 2011); Historical Dictionary of U.S.-Middle East Relations (Rowman and Littlefield, 2007); Crisis and Crossfire: The United States and the Middle East since 1945 (Potomac Books, 2005); Caught in the Middle East: U.S. Policy Toward the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1945-1961 (University of North Carolina Press, 2004); Empire and Revolution: The United States and the Third World Since 1945 (co-edited with Mary Ann Heiss, Ohio State University Press, 2001); and The United States, Great Britain, and Egypt, 1945-1956: Strategy and Diplomacy in the Early Cold War (University of North Carolina Press, 1991).

Professor Hahn’s research has been supported by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Truman Library Institute, the John F. Kennedy Library, the Lyndon Johnson Foundation, the Eisenhower World Affairs Institute, the Office of United States Air Force History, and the U.S. Army Center of Military History. He has lectured across the United States and in Canada, Britain, France, Switzerland, Norway, Germany, Austria, Russia, and Israel.

Professor Hahn is committed to undergraduate and graduate instruction. In collaboration with Ohio State colleagues, he has advised or co-advised more than two dozen doctoral dissertations in U.S. foreign relations history and has helped to launch new undergraduate study abroad programs on World War II and its impact on the modern world.    

Since 2002, Professor Hahn has served as Executive Director of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, a professional society of some 1,600 members in four dozen countries.  In 2010, Governor Ted Strickland appointed Professor Hahn to a five-year term on the State of Ohio’s War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission. Professor Hahn served as associate editor of Diplomatic History in 1991-2002.

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UKAA Auditorium @ WT Young Library

MarK Chagall and the Bible Exhibit

There will be a lecture by Dr. Oliver Leaman, Zantker Professor of Judaic Studies at UK. He writes mainly on Islamic and Jewish philosophy and culture. He is the author most recently of Islamic Philosophy (2009), Judaism (2011) and Controversies in Contemporary Islam (2013). He is currently working on a project studying the links between religion and art in modern culture. The event is free and open to the public.

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Apostles Anglican Church, 200 Colony Blvd.
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A Blast from the Past: Remembering UK's Jewish Heritage in Greek Life and Beyond

Excited about Homecoming? Want to learn more about what it was like at UK 60 years ago?

Join Mr. Gene DuBow, class of 1953, president of Zeta Beta Tau and Hillel, in a program sponsored by the UK Jewish Studies program for a trip down memory lane. There will be a brief film showcasing archival materials of UK over the years and Mr. DuBow will offer remarks on Jewish life at UK in the 1950s. The discussion will be followed by an open Q and A session and light refreshments.

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Davis Marksbury Building Theater
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A Blast From the Past: Remembering UK's Jewish Heritage in Greek Life and Beyond

Start #ukhomecoming weekend off right; don't miss today's talk from Mr. Gene Dubow, Class of 1953 alum, President of Hillel and ZBT.  TODAY-- 2pm , DMB Theater in the Marksburgy Building. There will be FREE COOKIES and COFFEE :) Those of you coming from off-campus there will be a limited number of vouchers available for parking structure 5, first come/first served.
Here is a link to the location of the Marksbury Building

http://ukcc.uky.edu/cgi-bin/dynamo?maps.391+campus+0633

 

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Theatre, Davis Marksbury Building
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A Blast from the Past

Start #ukhomecoming weekend off right; don't miss today's talk from Mr. Gene Dubow, Class of 1953 alum, President of Hillel and ZBT.  TODAY-- 2pm , DMB Theater in the Marksburgy Building. There will be FREE COOKIES and COFFEE :) Those of you coming from off-campus there will be a limited number of vouchers available for parking structure 5, first come/first served.
Here is a link to the location of the Marksbury Building

http://ukcc.uky.edu/cgi-bin/dynamo?maps.391+campus+0633

It's an exciting weekend kicking of a month's worth of great Jewish Studies related events.Later  today, following DuBow's talk, Rabbi Joan Friedman of Wooster College. Later tonight, at 8:15 will be giving the talk “Reform Responsa and the Limits of 'Acceptable' Reform Practice" and tomorrow at  12:30 pm: ""Being True to Both Head and Heart: Teaching the Israel-Palestine Conflict on a College Campus".  Bagels and coffee/tea will be served, both events  will take place at Temple Adath Israel.

 

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DMB Theatre, Davis Marksbury Building
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An Interview with Ron Leshem

You are invited to hear an interview with Ron Leshem who is a celebrated novelist, journalist, and screenwriter for television and films. As a reporter in the West Bank and Gaza, his work appeared in Yediot Ahronot, Ma’ariv, and Le Monde. His first novel, Beaufort, won the Sapir Prize, Israel’s top literary award. The film adaptation of Beaufort, which Leshem co-wrote, earned him an Academy Award nomination in 2007 for Best Foreign Language Film.

Tikva Meroz-Aharoni is the Schusterman Visiting Professor for Israel Studies at the University of Kentucky. She teaches in the Jewish Studies Program. This fall, she is teaching courses in Hebrew language, literature, and film.
Prof. Meroz-Aharoni will interview Mr. Leshem regarding his experiences as a journalist and how those experiences influenced the writing of his novel. The process of adapting a literary text into a film and the ramifications of writing on controversial topics will also be discussed. Attendees are also invited to participate in a Q & A with Mr. Leshem.

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Patterson Office Tower B3
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