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April 2020

Virtual Event: “Israel, Politics, and Middle East Security in a Time of Pandemic” with Yossi Klein Halevi, Senior Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute, Jerusalem

April 14, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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  Join Professor David Schanzer in a Zoom conversation with Yossi Klein Halevi, senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, as they discuss the state of Israeli politics and Middle East security during the coronavirus pandemic.   Please enter a few minutes early so that the event can begin at 12:00pm. Join the event here https://duke.zoom.us/j/439776231. For more information, visit here.   Yossi Klein Halevi is a senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. Together with Imam…

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CANCELED: Film Screening: The Romey Lynchings

April 14, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Join us for a screening of The Romey Lynchings, a documentary about prejudice and racial violence against Arab immigrants in the United States. Produced by the Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, the film explores the lynching and murder of N’oula Romey and his wife Hasna Rahme in Lake City, Florida. Their murders were indicative of a widespread pattern of racially-motivated hostility, vitriol and physical abuse directed at early Lebanese immigrants who came to America to work and build a…

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