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Past Irving and Regina Lecture Series

2019  Professor Shawna Dolansky (Carleton University) The Exodus: Myth or History?"

2018  Professor Ruth Behar (University of Michigan) How to Tell the Story of the Jews of Cuba: Memories, Stories, Dilemmas

2018:  Professors Jack Granastein (University of British Columbia); Richard Menkis (York University) and Gordon Dueck (Queen's University) Gerald Tulchinsky and the Canadian Jewish History

2017:  Professor Amy-Jill Levine (Vanderbilt University) Of Pearls and Prodigals: Listening to Jesus the Jewish Storyteller

2016:  Professor Ella Shohat, (Cultural Studies, NYU) Orientalist Genealogies: The Split Arab/Jew Figure Revisited'

2015:  Sami Shalom Chetrit, Queen's College, NY, The Rise of Mizrahi Identity and Voice in Literature, Cinema, Music, Academia, and Public Life.

2015:  Daniel Boyarin, Did Jewish Women Have a Disapora?  Rethinking the concept of diaspora and the question of women in Jewish history.

2014:  Justice Daphne Barak-Erez, Law & Multiculturalism in a Jewish and Democratic State

2012: Jacalyn Duffin, The Queen's Jews: Religion, Race & Change in 20th Century Kingston

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 Wiesel (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

The Harry and Sylvia Rosen Memorial Symposia

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.

2018:  Dr Judith Cohen (York University)Oct 16, 2018;  "Music in the Three Religions of Medieval Iberia"

​2017: Professor Vassili Schedrin (Queen's University, Kingston), March 5th, 13th, 20th; "Russian Jews on Screen. Jewish Experience in Imperial and Soviet Russia through the Lens of a Movie Camera," Film Festival.

2016: ​Professor Donatella di Cesare, (La Sapienza, Rome); 27 September, "Heidegger and the Jews"; 28 September, "Heidegger's Metaphysical Anti-Semitism", 29 September, "Exiled in Language"

2015: Roald Hoffman, "Something that Belongs to You"

2014: Rembrandt & Religion symposium

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