Conversation with Dara Horn | On Antisemitism and Education
Tuesday, Jan 23, 2024
Tuesday, January 23
7 pm Program
In-person at Penn Hillel
Shotel Dubin Auditorium (2nd floor), Steinhardt Hall
215 S. 39th Street, Philadelphia
FREE | Registration Required
Renowned novelist, essayist, and literature professor Dara Horn headline this live, in-person event hosted jointly by the Katz Center and Penn Hillel on Penn’s campus. In this inaugural program for the series entitled, “Jews, and the University: Antisemitism, Admissions, Academic Freedom”, Horn will explore past challenges and future strategies in educating Americans about and combatting antisemitism. With five novels, including a finalist for the 2021 Kirkus Prize in Non-Fiction, and a collection titled People Love Dead Jews, Dr. Horn’s contributions to literature and her role as a member of Harvard’s advisory group to combat antisemitism underscore her esteemed expertise and accolades in the field.
About the series
The integration of Jews into the university is one of the great success stories of modern American culture and Jewish life. Penn was at the forefront of this success story, with the first Jewish Students’ Association formed here in 1924. But recent events at Penn and at other campuses have led to accusations that the university has been too tolerant of antisemitism and become less welcoming to Jews. This series of free online lectures is an effort to share insights from history, sociology, education studies, and other fields that can help put the present moment into context and provide understanding far deeper than what social media conveys.
The Katz Center and Penn Hillel co-present this live, in-person program on Penn’s campus.
This program inaugurates a new initiative on the study of antisemitism made possible by a grant from the Goldhirsh-Yellin Foundation. Learn more about the series “Jews and the University: Antisemitism, Admissions, Academic Freedom” here.
Presented in partnership with the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Klatt family and the Harry Stern Family Foundation.