Lecture on politics, American Jewish community is March 9

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Lecture on politics, American Jewish community is March 9

Ken Wald
Ken Wald

The Harris Center for Judaic Studies will host Ken Wald, professor of political science and American Jewish culture and society at the University of Florida, for a lecture on the politics of the American Jewish community at 7 p.m. March 9 in Andrews Hall, Bailey Library.

“American Jewish liberalism fascinates me because it contradicts nearly everything I was taught about why people vote as they do,” Wald said. “In trying to solve this puzzle, I realized that conventional explanations based on Judaic factors are inadequate.”

Along with being a University of Nebraska–Lincoln alumnus, Wald is the winner of the 2019 National Jewish Book Award for American Jewish Studies.