Dialogues Across Difference: A Model for Discussing Conflict and War in the Middle East

Thursday, May 09, 2024 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Huntington Hall (10-250)

A Model for Discussing Conflict and War in the Middle East

Dialogues Across Difference: Building Community at MIT lecture series

Join us for a lecture and conversation with Susannah Heschel, the Eli M. Black Distinguished Professor and chair of the Jewish Studies Program at Dartmouth College, and Ezzedine Fishere, a senior lecturer at Dartmouth where he teaches courses on Middle East politics. Heschel's scholarship focuses on the history of Jewish and Protestant religious thought in Germany during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and she has brought post-colonial theory and feminist theory to her analyses; Fishere is also a novelist and a contributing columnist for the Washington Post. This event for the MIT community will be followed by a short reception.

Accessible seating, live captioning viewable from your personal device, and ASL interpreting will be available during the lecture. If you need any alternate accommodations, please contact iceo@mit.edu.

Please register for the event using your MIT email address and be prepared to present your MIT ID on arrival at the lecture. MIT ID holders who have not registered in advance will be admitted onsite as space permits.


More about the Dialogues Across Difference: Building Community at MIT lecture series

To offer a meaningful public forum and focal point for the disparate campus initiatives related to MIT’s sense of community, in 2023 the Institute launched “Dialogues Across Difference”—a series of guest lectures and campus conversations to encourage community members to speak openly and honestly about freedom of expression, race, meritocracy, and the intersections and potential conflicts among these issues.

Dialogues Across Difference focuses on modeling disagreement by elevating and encouraging dialogue. The series invites internal and external speakers whose expertise can help cultivate civil discourse, critical thinking, and empathy among members of our community, and it serves as a platform for public discussions related to the MIT Values Statement; the Strategic Action Plan for Belonging, Achievement, and Composition; the Faculty Statement on Free Expression; and other ongoing campus initiatives or debates.

Sponsored by the offices of the President, Provost, and Chancellor, Dialogues Across Difference events will have fall and spring installments. To learn about the next event and learn more, sign up for the ICEO newsletter.

Event Type

Conferences/Seminars/Lectures, Community Event

Events By Interest

Diversity/Inclusion, General

Events By Audience

Students, Faculty, Staff

Events By School

School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P), School of Engineering (SoE), School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS), Sloan School of Management (Sloan), School of Science, Schwarzman College of Computing



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