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The United Nations' Fixation on Israel:
A Failure of Moral Vision
Samuel M. Edelman

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: UN policies, resolutions and actions regarding Israel far outdistance its coverage of any other nation in UN history. The lecture will focus on how the UN has radically changed since its inception. The presentation will explore how the UN, created with such hope, could morph into what it has become today by looking at the changes in structure, membership, and geopolitical focus that have altered and warped the original mission of the UN and moved it off course. We will examine the anti-Israel resolutions sponsored in the General Assembly, in the Security Council and in the Human Rights Council, UNESCO, and UNRWA (the UN Relief and Work Agency for Palestinian Refugees), Zionism as Racism Resolution and the Durban Conference. We will finally look at some changes happening at the UN which could be the harbinger of a UN more positively and realistically focused on Israel.

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Samuel M. Edelman is one of the founding faculty members of the Academic Council for Israel. He is also an Academic Fellow and adjunct professor of Israel Studies and Zionism at the University of Miami’s Miller Center for Judaic Studies. He is the former Director of the Israel on Campus Coalition Academic Affairs Department. He has served as the executive director of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles. He is also a CSU Chico emeritus professor of Jewish, Israel and Holocaust Studies as well as Rhetoric and Communication Studies. Edelman served as a staff member on the World Zionist Organization's Ben Gurion Centenary Commission. 



FPL12052
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Location: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
Fees: Member - $30 per event
$75 for any combination of three events, members only
$120 for any combination of eight events, members only

No Refunds Will be Given for One-Time Events Purchased Within a Discounted Bundle
Non-member - $35
Cash will no longer be accepted as payment for lectures.

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