February 20, 2024 /
The Jewish and American Paradox
Professor Mnookin will discuss the situation of American Jews today. Jews have achieved unprecedented integration, influence and esteem in virtually every facet of American life. Professor Mnookin will discuss how he envisions a community that embraces diversity and debate, and in so doing preserves and strengthens the Jewish identity into the next generation and beyond. Can the American Jewish community collectively sustain and pass on to the next generation a sufficient sense of Jewish identity in light of these challenges? Who should count as Jewish in America? What should be the relationship of American Jews to Israel?
Robert H. Mnookin is the Samuel Williston Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, the Chair of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, and the Director of the Harvard Negotiation Research Project. A leading scholar in the field of conflict resolution, Professor Mnookin has applied his interdisciplinary approach to negotiation and conflict resolution to a remarkable range of problems, both public and private.