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Scholarly Publications

Futurity: Contemporary Literature and the Quest for the Past

May 2012

Bringing together postwar German, Israeli, and Anglo-American literature, Eshel traces a shared trajectory of futurity in world literature.

Other Publications

When will European groups send flotillas to help people of North Korea and Syria?

July 2011

Freedom House’s Freedom in the World survey showcases an alarming decline in freedom, democracy and respect for human rights around the world for a fifth consecutive year.

While world seeks to defeat terror, Stockholm welcomes notorious terrorist into country

June 2011

The number one topic around the globe has been the world after Bin Laden and the appropriate ways for democracies to dispose of terrorists.

News

Book: "Futurity: Contemporary Literature and the Quest for the Past", written by Amir Eshel

August 2013

Bringing together postwar German, Israeli, and Anglo-American literature, Professor Amir Eshel (German Studies and Comparative Literature) traces a shared trajectory of futurity in world literature.

Democracy and Reconciliation: Jerusalem conference and launch of The Europe Center

September 2012

In the midst of the “Arab Spring”, and President Obama’s push for Palestinian-Israeli peace, The Europe Center (TEC) and the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute hosted a May 18-19 conference on “Democracy...

Amir Eshel’s new book on the concept of "Futurity"

July 2012

Amir Eshel's new book, "Futurity: Contemporary Literature and the Quest for the Past" challenges the traditional view of literature written about traumatic events.

Events

Workshop on Immigration and Citizenship

May 7, 2014

Workshop Goals On the first day, develop a set of research interventions (surveys, experiments, archival searches, participant observations, etc.) that will gain some leverage in measuring...

A Confiscated Memory – Wadi Salib and Haifa's Lost Heritage

September 30, 2013

Professor Yfaat Weiss, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, will speak on the topic of her 2011 book of the same title, "A Confiscated Memory - Wadi Salib and Haifa's Lost Heritage"

History and Memory: Global and Local Dimensions

May 17, 2012

The second conference in the multi-year TEC-Van Leer Jerusalem Institute project on the reconciliation of divided regions and societies.

Projects

Debating History, Democracy, Development, and Education in Conflicted Societies

The Forum on Contemporary Europe (FCE) at Stanford University's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) has launched a multi-year collaborative project with research institutes in...
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