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Speakers Bureau

The Queens College Center for Jewish    Studies Speakers Bureau has been established as a public service to the community to foster learning and education about Jews and their culture. Supplementing the Center's numerous, varied, and rich cultural programs on the campus, the Speakers Bureau seeks to serve organizations and agencies that wish to sponsor stimulating, appealing programs for their members in the community. Its faculty resources are also available to educational institutions, such as high schools and colleges.
The Speakers Bureau is composed of outstanding faculty members from Queens College who are associated with the Jewish Studies Program on campus. Many are award-winning scholars and teachers and internationally-recognized figures whose opinions on historical and contemporary issues are much sought after by academicians and laymen alike. They are specialists in Jewish history, sociology, philosophy, political science, music, media, and language and literature. Specific areas of expertise are listed here:
  • American Judaism
  • Anti-Semitism
  • Biblical Studies
  • Hasidism
  • Hebrew Language, Literature, and Culture
  • Holocaust:History,Film,Literature,and  Theology
  • Zionism
  • Contemporary Israel
  • American-Israeli Relations
  • Israel-Arab Conflict and Peacemaking
  • Jews and Film
  • Jewish-Christian Relations
  • Jewish History: Ancient,Medieval, and Modern
  • East European Jewry
  • German Jewry
  • Sephardi Jewish History and Culture
  • American Jewry
  • New York City
  • Jewish Humor
  • Jewish Labor Movement
  • American Jewish Literature
  • Jewish Music/Jews and Music
  • Jewish Thought, Philosophy,and Messianism
  • Women in Judaism and Jewish Life
  • Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture

Participating Faculty

In addition to the faculty listed in this booklet, the Queens College Center for Jewish Studies annually hosts visiting faculty from the United States and abroad who may also be available to participate in the Speakers Bureau. Please keep in mind that faculty also go on leave from time to time and may be unavailable.

For updates on available speakers, please call the Jewish Studies office, 718-997-4530

Director: Professor Arnold Franklin
Office: Jefferson Hall, Room 306-310
Phone: 718-997-4530   
Office Hours: Mon - Fri 9am-5pm
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