New York University Professor Hasia Diner will present After the War: American Jewry Face a New Reality as part of a two-day conference, The World of Governor Lehman, June 5 and 6, at Columbia University (Kellogg Conference Center, International Affairs Building, 15th Floor, 420 West 118th Street at Amsterdam Avenue).
Diners presentation on post-WWII America will be Fri., June 6, 8:45-10:15 a.m. The session will also include a lecture by Columbia historian Rebecca Kobrin: From Patrons to Paupers: Yiddish New York and the Economic Crisis of 1929.
Diner, a professor in NYUs Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, has authored The Jews of the United States, 1645 to 2000 (2004) and The Lower East Side Memories: The Jewish Place in America (2000), among other works.
The conference is sponsored by Columbia Universitys Herbert H. Lehman Center for American History and the New York Academy of History. For a complete schedule of sessions, go to http://www.columbia.edu/cu/history/ and see Events.