Double Amnesia: Jews and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century
Guest speaker James Loeffler is the Jay Berkowitz Professor of Jewish History at University of Virginia where he teaches courses in Jewish, European, and international history, and the history of human rights. He is the author of the acclaimed new book, Rooted Cosmopolitans: Jews and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century (Yale, 2018). His other publications include the award-winning book, The Most Musical Nation: Jews and Culture in the Late Russian Empire (Yale, 2010) and the forthcoming collection, The Law of Strangers: Critical Perspectives on Jewish Lawyering and International Legal Thought (Cambridge, 2019). His writing on contemporary Jewish politics, antisemitism, and human rights has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Tablet, and Slate.