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College of Arts & Sciences
Jewish Studies Program


2009 Solomon-Tenenbaum Lectureship

 Solomon-Tenenbaum Lecture 2009


Speaker

Ruth W. Messinger

President
American Jewish World Service

30 September 2009

LECTURE:
"Global Vision: Opening our Eyes to Injustice"
8:00 p.m.
USC Law School Auditorium
*Free and Open to the Public*

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SYMPOSIUM:
"Global Hunger: Its Causes and Solutions"
1:30 - 2:45 p.m.
Lumpkin Auditorium, 8th Floor
Moore School of Business
*Free and Open to the Public*


Symposium
Panelists:


Edward R. Carr
Professor of Geography, University of South Carolina

 

Rabbi Jonathan Case
Congregation Beth Shalom, Columbia, S.C.

 

Edward A. Frongillo Jr.
Professor of Health Promotion, Education, & Behavior,
University of South Carolina

 

Stephen Kresovich
Professor of Plant Science, and
Vice President for Research and Graduate Education,
University of South Carolina

 

Ruth W. Messinger
President, American Jewish World Service

 

John H. Rashford
Professor of Anthropology, College of Charleston

Moderator:


Stanley Dubinsky, Director
Jewish Studies, University of South Carolina

 

Lecture Description:
Speaking of her own experiences in the developing world, Ruth will propose how American Jews, who enjoy greater affluence and influence than ever before, can do their part to alleviate poverty, hunger, violence, disease and oppression. Sharing the words of dedicated Jews from communities across the United States – college and rabbinical students, community leaders and skilled professionals – she will tell of the enormous transformative impact volunteering and advocacy can make in the modern era.

 

Ruth W. Messinger, Guest Lecturer: 
Ruth W. Messinger is president of American Jewish World Service (AJWS), an organization that works to alleviate poverty, hunger and disease in the developing world through support of grassroots social-change projects, and through policy advocacy, volunteer service and education about global justice within the Jewish community. Messinger assumed this role in 1998 following a 20-year career in public service in New York City. She has been among leading anti-genocide, peace and human rights advocates called upon to advise President Obama, and was recently appointed to the newly formed White House Task Force on Global Poverty.

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