Irving & Regina Rosen have endowed a permanent lecture series in Jewish Studies at Queen's University. The purpose of the series is to enable the wider community to better understand the living and vital tradition of Judaism, its relationship to other religious traditions and its role in the development of contemporary civilizations, as well as to explore the historical role played by Jews and Jewish thought.
Speakers in the Rosen Lecture Series are noted figures in the field of Jewish thought and tradition, who, having been recommended by the Rosen Lecture Committee, are invited by the Principal of Queen's University to deliver lectures directed toward a broad audience of both the university and the Kingston communities.
2011: Muhammad Abu Samra & Howard Tzvi Adelman, Torah and Qur’an in Modern Islamic and Jewish Thought: Tradition and Criticism
2010: Warren Bass, Support Any Friend: Kennedy’s Middle East and the Making of the U.S.-Israel Alliance
2009: Daniel Woolf, The Gnat in Titus’ Nose: Jews and the Writing of History from Antiquity to the Present
2008: Joel Sokolsky, The US, Israel, and the West: a 21st Century Assessment
2008: Samuel Heilman, Sliding to the Right: The Contest for the Future of North American Jewish Orthodoxy
2007: Howard Adelman, Getting Even: Boycotts in Jewish History
2007: Irwin Cotler Human Rights, Genocide, and the Pursuit of Justice
2007: Craig Kielberger (co-sponsored)
2006: Elie Weisel (co-sponsored)
2006: Emanuel Adler, Changing Identities: The Road to Israeli Palestinian Peace
2005: Todd Gitlin, The Socialism of Fools: Anti-Semitism and the Left
2004: Edward L. Greenspan, Should Hate Speech Be A Crime?
2003: Janice Gross Stein, The Remaking of the Modern Middle East
2001: Donald Harmon Akenson, “The Lord made it luckily come to pass”; The Present Moment in Judaic Studies
2001: Barry Levy and William Dever Is the Bible Historical?
2000: Ruth Wisse, The First and Still Greatest Jewish Stand-up Comedian
1999: Moses Pava, Business Ethics and Religion: An Investigation from a Jewish Perspective
1999: Gershon Hundert, Poland and the Jews - Over the Millennium
1997: Susan Sered, Show Me You Can: Wives, Husbands and Israeli Rituals of Birth
1997: David Novak, The Human Rights Debate: Does the Jewish Tradition have anything to Contribute?
1997: Alfred Bader The Bible and Dutch Masters
1995: Norma Joseph & Elyse Goldstein, You Don't Know Me by My Title: Self Identities and Modern Jewish Feminism
1995: Robert Alter, The Achievement of Gershom Scholem
1994: Sylvia Barak-Fishman, Revisioning American Jews in Film and Fiction
1993: Irving Abella, Continuity and Anti-Semitism: The Paradox of the Canadian Jewish Agenda for the 1990s
1992: Ze'ev Mankowitz, Jewish Tradition and History: The Perception from the Post Modern Era
1990: Steven Katz, American Jews: Past, Present and Future
1988: David Weiss, A Judaic Perspective of Nature and Science
Sylvia Rosen, with the support of Merle and Philip Koven, Harvey Rosen and Sharon Monson, and Merrill and Wayne Rosen, has endowed a permanent symposium, seminar, and conference series in Jewish Studies at Queen University. The purpose of these programs is to stimulate a greater awareness for Jewish Studies at Queen’s and in the Kingston community, its role in the arts and sciences, and its relationship with general cultural developments.
2010: 100 Years of Jewish Life in Kingston Upcoming Rosen Symposium
2004: Hasidic Tales
2000: Jewish Music 2003: Music, Culture, and Peoplehood: Jewish Soul and Jewish Song
1998: The Pharisee Symposium
1994: Judaism and Folklore