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ECEC: Soldiers, Smugglers, and Spies: The Question of Jewish (non)Participation in the 1863 Polish Uprising

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 IAB)

Join the East Central European Center in welcoming Professor Glenn Dynner of Sarah Lawrence College, who will speak on "Soldiers, Smugglers, and Spies: The Question of Jewish (non)Participation in the 1863 Polish Uprising."  Organized in collaboration with the Polish Cultural Institute, New York.

Glenn Dynner has a BA, Brandeis University. MA, McGill University. PhD, Brandeis University. Scholar of East European Jewry with a focus on the social history of Hasidism and the Haskalah (Jewish Enlightenment). Author of the book Men of Silk: The Hasidic Conquest of Polish Jewish Society, which received a Koret Publication Award and was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Awards. Received textual training in several Israeli yeshivas and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Additional interests include Polish-Jewish relations, Jewish economic history, and popular religion. Recipient of the Fulbright Award. Member (2010-11), Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University. SLC, 2004.

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