Political and Geopolitical

Political and Geopolitical

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Political and Geopolitical
  • Master of the Game (Nov 30, 2021 - 7:00 PM)

    Looking back on the last two decades of efforts and frustrations since the last US-brokered peace agreement in the Middle East, Martin Indyk returns to the origins of American diplomacy in the region, led by Henry Kissinger. Using newly available documents from American and Israeli archives, exte...

  • Making Sense of the Senseless: Twenty Years After 9/11 with Jennifer Senior

    Commemorate the twentieth anniversary of September 11 by listening to author Jennifer Senior and Rabbi Cosgrove as they discuss the impact of that day. They’ll explore the different ways we grieve, move forward, and remember those we lost — one story at a time.

  • The World Today: Dr. Richard Haass in Conversation with Rabbi Cosgrove

    Dr. Richard Haass will share his insights on current global issues and how we can better understand and relate to them. Dr. Haass is in his nineteenth year as President of the Council on Foreign Relations, an institution dedicated to being a resource to help people better understand the world, an...

  • Senator Jacky Rosen: Coming Together to Combat Anti-Semitism

    In 2019, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), launched the Senate Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Anti-Semitism, with co-chair Senator James Lankford (R-OK). The collaboration is the first of its kind in the United States Senate. As Jewish communities continue to face acts of hate and violence, S...

  • Demagogue: McCarthy and Beyond

    Senator Joe McCarthy was one of the most controversial people in 1950s America, championing an anti-communist movement that often gave way to antisemitism. Larry Tye’s new book offers a comprehensive portrait of McCarthy based on the first-ever review of his personal and professional papers, medi...

  • Yom Kippur Learning:The Legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    Listen to Rabbi Cosgrove speak with Abbe Gluck and Jeffrey Rosen, both of whom shared personal memories of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

  • The Light of Days — Women of the Resistance

    While doing research on strong Jewish women at the British Library, Judy Batalion came across an old, dusty Yiddish book. Freuen in di Ghettos (Women in the Ghettos) was a thriller about “ghetto girls” who hid revolvers in teddy bears, bribed Nazis with whiskey and pastries, and blew up German su...

  • Ideological Extremism and Its Implications

    In an age of polarizing politics, when cancel culture reigns and anti-Semitism rears its head from seemingly all sides, Bari Weiss walks us through the landscape of ideologies emerging in American culture and their ramifications for American Jewry in our generation and the next.

  • Understanding a New World

    COVID-19 has drastically changed the way we interact in the world on both an interpersonal and global level. How will the effects of the pandemic ripple out into social, political, economic, and technological change? We’ll tackle these questions and work to understand what comes next as we move i...

  • Seen It All: Reflections on a Lifetime of Public Service

    When the challenges of today’s world seem insurmountable, what lessons can we take from our nation’s past to help guide our future? Madeleine Albright was Secretary of State under President Clinton. She is currently Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group and Chair, Albright Capital Management. Her lat...

  • World-Changing Leadership

    How do we cultivate the kind of leadership that this moment calls for? Adm. William McRaven is a retired four-star admiral of the U.S. Navy, where he served as commander of the US Special Operations Command.

  • America On Trial: State of The US Court System

    What does the changing landscape of the US Court System mean for the future of American politics? Legal commentator and author Jeffrey Rosen is president and CEO of the National Constitution Center.

  • Rebuilding A New NYC

    In our fall lecture series, we're reflecting on the many ways we create and foster "home," from our houses to our synagogue to our communities. As a congregation in NYC, we'll explore the concept of our city as our home. After a turbulent year, what does it mean to rebuild New York and strengthen...

  • The Will to See: Dispatches from a World of Misery and Hope

    Experience reflections from Bernard-Henri Lévy on the international hotspots and human rights issues that call us to urgent, active response.