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“Free Speech and Antisemitism on College Campuses” with Dr. Jeffrey Herbst

February 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


The College of Arts and Sciences is proud to welcome Dr. Jeffrey Herbst, President of the American Jewish University, in a conversation with Dean Joel H. Samuels. We are pleased to invite you to join us for the conversation, “Free Speech and Antisemitism on College Campuses,” on Monday, February 5 at 6 p.m. in the Karen J. Williams Courtroom, Joseph F. Rice School of Law.

Presented by the College of Arts and Sciences, this event is free and open to the public. However, registration is suggested to reserve your seat, since we expect a high volume for this evening’s conversation.

Check-in will open at 5:30 p.m. and we ask all guests to be seated no later than 5:45 p.m. The program will begin promptly at 6 p.m. The event will be video recorded. By registering, you agree to being filmed.

Garages/parking spaces are available on a first come, first served basis. Meters are free after 6 p.m. Metered parking spots are also available in the Pendleton Street Garage (levels 1a, 1b, 2a).

About Dr. Jeffrey Herbst
Dr. Herbst was named the fourth president of American Jewish University effective July 1, 2018.

Prior to joining AJU, Dr. Herbst was president and CEO of the Newseum and the Newseum Institute in Washington, DC. From 2010 to 2015, he was president of Colgate University, where among other accomplishments he is credited with helping the university complete its nearly half billion-dollar fundraising campaign, leading the development and initial implementation of a university-wide strategic plan, and increasing the diversity and academic caliber of its educational programming. Dr. Herbst earned his bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from Princeton University, and a master’s degree and doctorate in political science from Yale University. He is the author of the award-winning “States and Power in Africa” and, with several co-authors, the just-published “Making Africa Work.”


February 5
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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