The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and JStreet Boston are pleased to present:
The Jewish American Paradox: Embracing Choice in a Changing World
A book talk by
Robert H. Mnookin
Samuel Williston Professor of Law
Harvard Law School
Former Chair, Program on Negotiation
Sunday, December 2, 2018
11 AM Brunch
Harvard Law School Campus
1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
FREE ADMISSION FOR STUDENTS.
For additional information, contact Cooper Boyar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the book:
The situation of American Jews today is deeply paradoxical. Jews have achieved unprecedented integration, influence and esteem in virtually every facet of American life. But the community now also faces critical and sometimes divisive challenges relating to intermarriage, religious observance and deeply conflicting views over Israeli politics.
Can American Jews collectively sustain a strong sense of Jewish identity in the light of these challenges? Who should count as Jewish in contemporary America?
How well do the answers of the past serve American Jews today? In this personal and deeply-reasoned book, Professor Mnookin delves into Jewish history, law and custom to explore how American Jews can collectively sustain a strong sense of Jewish identity in light of these challenges.
About the author:
Robert H. Mnookin is the Samuel Williston Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, the Director of the Harvard Negotiation Research Project and for twenty-five years served as Chair of Harvard’s Program on Negotiation. A leading scholar in the field of conflict resolution, Professor Mnookin has applied his interdisciplinary approach to negotiation and conflict resolution to a remarkable range of problems and has served as a consultant to governments, international agencies, major corporations and law firms. His work has included facilitation of various dialogue processes among Israelis and Palestinians.