10:00am brunch; 10:45am program
There is a suggested contribution of $10 (no one turned away for lack of funds).
Professor David N. Myers, board member of Bend the Arc, will compare and contrast Occupy Wall Street in the United States with 2011’s Tel Aviv Summer, two populist political uprisings that have influenced the discourse in both counties. Join us for what promises to be an interesting and timely discussion with a leader in his field.
David N. Myers is a Professor of Jewish History at UCLA, where he serves as Chair of the History Department. For ten years, Myers served as Director of the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies. An alumnus of Yale College (1982), Myers undertook graduate studies at Tel-Aviv and Harvard Universities before receiving his Ph.D with distinction in 1991 in Jewish history from Columbia University. Myers has edited or co-edited six books, authored three books, and is in the process of writing three more.
Myers has served as a member of the board of the Association for Jewish Studies, as well as a teacher for the Wexner Heritage Foundation. He writes frequently on matters of contemporary Jewish concern and serves on the board of a number of Los Angeles-based organizations. Since 2002, Myers has served as co-editor of the Jewish Quarterly Review. He is an elected Fellow of the American Academy for Jewish Research.
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