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September 25, 2017

Upcoming guest lectures address topics from the Torah to the psychology of music to the Berlin wall and include the bestowing of an honorary doctorate:

Tuesday, Sept. 26: Perlow Event, “The Invention of Judaism: Torah and Jewish Identity” by John J. Collins, Holmes Professor of Old Testament Criticism and Interpretation at Yale University 

Tuesday, Sept. 26: “The Science of the Sublime: How Music Takes Your Breath Away” by David Huron, Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor in the School of Music and the Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences at Ohio State University 

Thursday, Sept. 28: Dunkerley Dialogue with Sarah Sweeney, Skidmore art professor, and German artist Joachim Schmid 

Claire Messud
Claire Messud

Monday, Oct. 2: Perlow Event, “The Long Struggle for Israel-Palestine” by Jeremy Pressman, political scientist and Middle East Studies director at the University of Connecticut 

Paul Hockenos '85

Tuesday, Oct. 3: Steloff Lecture by renowned U.S. author Claire Messud (The Woman Upstairs, The Emperor’s Children, The Burning Girl). After receiving an honorary Skidmore doctorate, she will speak about and read from her work, and then sign books. 

Tuesday, Oct. 3: “Berlin Calling: Remembering and Celebrating German Reunification” by journalist and author Paul Hockenos ’85

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