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Speaker: Allen J. Matusow
Academic Affairs Director at the Baker Institute for Public Policy and William Gaines Twyman Professor of History
Rice University

Scientia Bochner Lecture - “Zionism, America, and the Creation of the State of Israel”

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
7:00 PM  to 8:00 PM

McMurtry Auditorium  Duncan Hall
Rice University
6100 Main St
Houston, Texas, USA

This year’s Scientia theme is the power of ideas. The idea central to this lecture is Zionism, an idea so powerful that it overcame great odds to achieve its purpose, which was the creation of a Jewish state. The United States contributed to this result by what it did not do for European Jewry during its most tragic hour and what it did do for Israel at its birth in 1948. Knowledge of this history is the essential prerequisite for understanding the crisis that convulses the Middle East to this day.

Biography of Allen J. Matusow: http://www.bakerinstitute.org/personnel/administrative-staff/amatusow



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