Professor James Loeffler will discuss his recently published book Rooted Cosmopolitans: Jews and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century (Yale University Press), a stunningly original look at the forgotten Jewish political roots of contemporary international human rights, told through the moving stories of five key activists.
James Loeffler is associate professor of history and Jewish studies at the University of Virginia and former Robert A. Savitt Fellow at the Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. He received his AB from Harvard and his MA and PhD from Columbia University. A specialist in Jewish and European history, and the history of human rights, his publications include The Most Musical Nation: Jews and Culture in the Late Russian Empire (Yale University Press, 2010), which was recognized for several awards.
Sponsor: UConn Center for Judaic Studies and UHart Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies