Graduate Student Speaker: Malachi Hacohen
February 19, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Malachi Hacohen, Duke University, will give this year’s Graduate Student Network academic lecture, titled: Jacob and Esau, Isaac and Yishmael: The Future of Jewish-Christian and Jewish-Muslim Relations
MALACHI HAIM HACOHEN (Ph.D., Columbia), Bass Fellow and Associate Professor of History, Political Science and Religion, is Director of the Center for European Studies, and member of the faculty of German and Jewish Studies, as well as the History and Philosophy of Science, Technology & Medicine. He teaches European intellectual history and Jewish history. He has previously taught at Columbia University, New York University, and Reed College. His research interests focus on Central Europe and include social theory, political philosophy, and rabbinic literature – Midrash to Kabbalah to halakhic responsa. Hacohen writes on the Central European Jewish intelligentsia, the European nation state vs. empire, Jewish- Christian relations, and the dilemmas of writing Jewish European history that is both cosmopolitan European and authentically Jewish.