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  • Thursday, September 27, 2018

    Fake News! The View from Israel’s Military Occupation
     Rebecca L. Stein, Duke University department of Anthropology

    This paper studies the impact of new photographic technologies and image-sharing
    platforms on the Israeli military occupation of the Palestinian territories. Taking its cue
    from Trumpian political discourse, I focus on the right-wing Jewish Israeli reckoning with
    the growing visual archive of Palestinian injury at Israeli state or settler hands – a
    reckoning that occurs through the discourse of “fake news,” or the charge that such images
    are fraudulent or manipulated in some regard to produce the damning portrait of Israel. I
    will trace the long colonial history of repudiation in the Israeli context, its modification in
    the digital age, and consider the ways it has become an increasingly standard right-wing
    response to images of state violence believed to damage Israel’s global standing. I will
    argue that the fraudulence charge is marshalled as a solution to the viral visibility of Israeli
    state violence -- a charge that works to bring these damning images back in line with
    dominant Israeli ideology by shifting the narrative from Palestinian injury to Israeli
    victimhood. The story of the “fake” image of Palestinian injury endeavors strip the visual
    field of its Israeli perpetrators and Palestinian victims, thereby exonerating the state. Or
    such is the fantasy.
    Time: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
    Location: Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium

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Ongoing Events

Hebrew Language Table, February 8, 2016–May 20, 2016
Kline, President's Room  1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Hebrew Language Table, September 5, 2016–December 22, 2016
Kline, President's Room  1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Hebrew Language Table, February 6, 2017–May 15, 2017
Kline Commons  6:30 pm – 7:30 pm


  Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Peter Rosenblum
 Professor of International Law and Human Rights


"Two Cheers for Corporate Social Responsibility"
A Talk in the Social Studies Divisional Colloquium

Olin, Room 102  4:45 pm
As “corporate social responsibility” enters the mainstream, itsinitials "CSR" have become a dirty word for a broad segment of the
engaged public.  The voluntariness, vagueness, and uncertainty of
enforcement  – not to mention blatant propaganda by companies –
overwhelm any positive value, they argue.  At the other end of the
spectrum, CSR enthusiasts insist that it is leading to a new paradigm,
even challenging traditional forms of corporate governance. Oft
overlooked in the debate over CSR is the way in which public campaigns
have driven change and, even more importantly, shaped the mechanisms
that emerge. CSR continues to be as much the story of savvy activists
leveraging global networks as it is the monitoring mechanisms and
codes of conduct -- maybe more so.  Peter Rosenblum will explore the
current debate, drawing on his recently completed research on Indian
Tea plantations and a soon-to-published chapter addressing advocates
and critics of CSR.

Sponsored by: Social Studies Division
Greg Moynahan  845-758-7296
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Film Screening: Brave Miss World
This film follows the story of Miss Isreal, Linor Arbargil, and her journey to speak out and take action against sexual violence.
Campus Center, Weis Cinema  7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Miss Isreal Linor Arbargil was abducted, stabbed and raped in Milan, Italy at age 18. She had to represent her country in the Miss World competition only six weeks later. When to her shock she was crowned the winner, she vowed to do something about rape. The film follows her from the rape, to her crowning and through her crusade to fight for justice and break the silence.

Janine Buxton, LMHC, who is a clinical supervisor at Marist with a private practice and also a first responder to crisis calls through a local agency, will be introducing the film and offering a Q&A session after the film.

Sponsored by: Office of Title IX Coordination and BRAVE
Tamara Stafford  845-758-7542
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Noach Lundgren - Moderation Concert
László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building  8:00 pm

The Program
Chayim K'mo Mezeg Avir
Low Tension"String Quartet in A minor""String Quartet 4 in C minor"

"Two Psalms for Erev Shabat"

Kol Hazman Hazeh LachshovChelek Libi

Sponsored by: Breykhat Barvaz Y'tzirot Muzikah; Music Program
Noach Lundgren