NYU to Host “Common Ground: The Intertwined Relationship Between Blacks and Jews”—April 11


NYU will host, “Common Ground: The Intertwined Relationship between Black and Jews,” a panel discussion featuring Pulitzer-Prize-winning historian David Levering Lewis, author Walter Mosley, and anthropologist Nicole Lapierre, on Thursday, April 11.

New York University will host, “Common Ground: The Intertwined Relationship between Blacks and Jews,” a panel discussion featuring Pulitzer-Prize-winning historian David Levering Lewis, author Walter Mosley, and anthropologist Nicole Lapierre, on Thursday, April 11, 6 p.m. at NYU’s Silver Center for Arts and Science, 100 Washington Square East, Room 405 [4th Floor] (enter at 31 Washington Place).

The event, which is free and open to the public, is presented by NYU’s Institute of African American Affairs and supported by NYU’s Institute of French Studies, NYU's Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, and NYU's Taub Center for Israel Studies. To RSVP, call 212.998.IAAA (4222). Space is limited. Subways: N, R (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place).

Levering Lewis, the Julius Silver University Professor at NYU, received Pulitzer Prizes for his two-volume biography of W. E. B. Du Bois. He is the author of eight books, including God's Crucible: Islam and the Making of Europe, 570-1215. Mosley is the author of more than 37 critically acclaimed books, including Devil in a Blue Dress. His most recent work, Twelve Steps to Political Revelation, outlines a guide to recovery from oppression. Lapierre, director of research at the French National Center for Scientific Research and professor of socio-anthropology at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), is the author of Causes Communes, which traces the relationship between Blacks and Jews in the 20th century over a range of contexts and regions: New York to Warsaw, from Mississippi to Uzbekistan, Lithuania to South Africa, and Harlem to Paris, via the West Indies.

Reporters interested in attending the event must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or james.devitt@nyu.edu.

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