Keynote speech by Professor Derek Penslar (Harvard University)
The first recipient of the Brodt Foundation Visiting Professorship for Jewish Studies is Professor Derek Penslar, holder of the William Lee Frost Chair of Jewish History at Harvard University. He has previously served as professor at the Universities of Toronto and Oxford and is a member of the Royal Society of Canada, an Honorary Member of St. Anne’s College in Oxford, and President of the American Academy for Jewish Research. His numerous books include Shylock’s Children: Economics and Modern Identity in Modern Europe, Israel in History: The Jewish State in Comparative Perspective and Jews and the Military. His most recent publication in German was Theodor Herzl. Staatsmann ohne Staat (Theodor Herzl: The Charismatic Leader). He is currently writing a book on Zionism and emotions.
Welcome address: Professor Bernd Huber (President of LMU)
Introduction: Professor Michael Brenner (LMU)
The Brodt Foundation is a Munich-based non-profit foundation that contributes to innovative education programs and creative educational concepts for young people, and to the renewal of Jewish culture in Germany. The Brodt Foundation Visiting Professorship brings internationally renowned academics in the field of Jewish studies to LMU.