Lecture on politics, American Jewish community is March 9
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.