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University Forum: Puzzling Politics of American Jewry

When

Mar. 24, 2014, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

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Description

Please join the College of Liberal Arts for the University Forum Lecture "The Puzzling Politics of American Jewry," a talk by Kenneth D. Wald, professor, department of political science, University of Florida.

The political liberalism of American Jews is puzzling because it contradicts the notion that economic self-interest drives political behavior. Wald argues that the solution to this puzzle is found in their overriding concern with maintaining their equal citizenship in a society based on classic liberalism. The talk examines the evolution of this sensibility and its manifestation in contemporary political life.

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public.

Contact information

Name: Phyllis Thompson
Office: College of Liberal Arts
Phone: 702-895-3401
E-mail: liberalarts@unlv.edu

Event Sponsor

College of Liberal Arts Dean's Office and co-sponsored by UNLV’s Department of Political Science