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Israeli historian to speak on post-Zionism, April 11

historian and journalist Tom Segev will deliver the 24th Carolyn Drucker '80 Memorial Lecture at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in 302 Frist Campus Center. His lecture is entitled "Post-Zionism and the Americanization of Israel."

Segev is known for his several histories of Israel: "1949: The First Israelis" (1986); "The Seventh Million: The Israelis and the Holocaust" (1993), and "One Palestine, Complete: Jews and Arabs Under the British Mandate" (2001). He is acknowledged as a major voice among Israel's so-called "new historians." His most recent work, "Elvis in Jerusalem: Post-Zionism and the Americanization of Israel," will be published in May.

This lecture is sponsored by the Department of Near Eastern Studies and the Program in Jewish Studies .

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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