First Friday with Nan Goodman, PhD. at Bonai Shalom

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Professor Nan Goodman

“Jews and Muslims in Istanbul: A Global Seminar”

Presented by Professor Nan Goodman, PhD, JD, Director of the Program in Jewish Studies and English Department Professor, University of Colorado-Boulder.

In this talk, Professor Goodman will walk the audience through the steps of her recent global seminar with CU students in Istanbul. We’ll imaginatively visit synagogues and mosques in Istanbul and discuss some of the salient issues in Jewish-Muslim relations in Turkey, past and present.

With a PhD from Harvard (1992) and a JD from Stanford (1985), Prof. Goodman is the Director of the Program in Jewish Studies at CU and is a Professor in the English Department. She is the author of three books, Shifting the Blame: Literature, Law, and the Theory of Accidents, Banished: Common Law and the Rhetoric of Social Exclusion, and the forthcoming, The Puritan Cosmopolis: The Law of Nations and the Early American Imagination. She is the co-editor of two collections of essays, one on American religion entitled, The Turn Around Religion in America, and the other entitled Law and Humanities in Nineteenth-Century America. She has edited another volume on law and literature and is the author of numerous essays on law and humanities. Her work as a scholar of Jewish literature and culture focuses on the Jewish origins of Western civilization and on the lives of Jews in the Ottoman Empire. Goodman also served as a Fulbright Scholar in Istanbul at Boğaziçi University in the spring of 2014 and is actively involved with the Jewish community and Jewish studies in Turkey.

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