Friday, November 08, 2013
Hiding In A Cave of Trunks: A Prominent Jewish Family's Century in Shanghai and Internment in a WWII POW Camp
11:30 am - 1:00 pm - Orange Grove (OG)
Author, musician, artist, and international speaker, Ester Shifrin, will discuss her book, Hiding in a Cave of Trunks: A Prominent Jewish Family's Century in Shanghai and Internment in a WWII POW Camp, at a buffet luncheon hosted by the Friends of the Oviatt Library.
From their privileged lifestyle in Shanghai, to years of detention in a Prisoner of War camp, Shifrin's book tells the true life, multi-generational saga of her family's fascinating history. During her presentation on Friday, November 8, China-born Ester Benjamin Shifrin will discuss her book and share some of the cultural treasures and tribulations associated with the colorful and ethnically diverse population of Shanghai; a city that is often referred to as "the Paris of the East."
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm - Oviatt Library - Jack and Florence Ferman Room
Nonviolence, Islam and the Paradigm of Cordoba - Discussion by Ramin Jahanbegloo, Department of Political Science, York University
Introducing the New Book by Dr. Jahanbegloo: The Gandhian Moment (Harvard University Press, 2013)
Ramin Jahanbegloo is a well-known Iranian-Canadian philosopher. He received his B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy, History and Political Science and later his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Sorbonne University. In October 2009 Jahanbegloo became the winner of the Peace Prize from the United Nations Association in Spain for his extensive academic works in promoting dialogue between cultures and his advocacy for non-violence.
The Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (MEIS) Program at CSUN is an interdisciplinary minor offering courses in the languages, histories, religions, cultures, sociology and politics of the Middle East. It seeks to enhance studentsâ€™ understanding of Islamic cultures and the Muslim communities both internationally and within the United States: www.csun.edu/meis
Contact: MEIS, Office of Interdisciplinary Studies, CSU, Northridge, Sierra Hall 194, Telephone: (818) 677-6762 or 818-677-7218