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Stephen C. Widom Cultural Arts at Emanuel
Post-Election Dialogue with

PETER BEINART & BRET STEPHENS
moderated by Newsday columnist LANE FILLER


Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 3:00pm

Peter Beinart is associate professor of journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and associate professor of political science at the CUNY Graduate Center. He is an author, a regular contributor to the Atlantic, a senior columnist at Haaretz and a CNN political commentator. His most recent book is "The Crisis of Zionism," published by Times Books in 2012. Beinart has written for numerous newspapers and periodicals including The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. He was previously the editor of The New Republic. He frequently appears on television, including on Fareed Zakaria's GPS.
Bret Stephens became an op-ed columnist for The New York Times in late April of this year. Previously, he wrote the Wall Street Journal's foreign affairs column, for which he was awarded the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for commentary. He was the paper's deputy editorial page editor and a member of its editorial board as well. Stephens was also editor-in-chief of the Jerusalem Post, a position he assumed at age 28. He frequently appears on television programs, including on CNN's GPS with Fareed Zakaria. His latest book is "America in Retreat," published by Trade Paperback.
For further information, go to scwculturalarts.org.
Temple Emanuel of Great Neck is located at 150 Hicks Lane.
Admission: $20 and 2@$35. Call 516.482.5701 to purchase tickets and for information..

 

SCW Friday at Emanuel
guest in the pulpit

Richard Cohen, president, Southern Poverty Law Center
Topic: Protecting Society's Most Vulnerable

Friday evening
June 2, 2017 at 7:30pm

Richard Cohen is a graduate of Columbia University and the University of Virginia School of Law. He came to the Southern Poverty Law Center in 1986 as its legal director after practicing law in Washington, D.C., for seven years. Under his guidance, the SPLC won a series of landmark lawsuits against some of the nation's most violent white supremacist organizations. He also successfully litigated a wide variety of important civil rights actions—defending the rights of prisoners to be treated humanely, working for equal educational opportunities for all children, and bringing down the Confederate battle flag from the Alabama State Capitol. Prior to becoming SPLC president in 2003, Cohen served as its vice president for programs, which include the Intelligence Project and Teaching Tolerance. In 1997, the national legal magazine The American Lawyer selected him as one of 45 public sector lawyers "whose vision and commitment are changing lives."
A Q&A and refreshments follow the lecture.
For further information, go to scwculturalarts.org.
Temple Emanuel of Great Neck is located at 150 Hicks Lane.
Admission is Free. Call 516.482.5701 for further information.

 

The Nathan Ackerman Memorial Speaker
Former Prime Minister of Israel
EHUD BARAK

Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 7:30PM

Ehud Barak is one of the most recognizable names in Israeli politics, a man "who over a half-century career became Israel's most decorated soldier and held the nation's trifecta of top positions," according to The New York Times. Mr. Barak has served Israel as Prime Minister, Chief of General Staff of the Israeli Defense Forces and most recently as Minister of Defense, a position he took on in 2007. In 2012 he was bestowed the United States Department of Defense Distinguished Public Service Award.
Seating is limited. Please purchased tickets in advance. Tickets will NOT be available at the door.
Call 516.482.5701.