Daniel Schroeter, “Before 1948: Muslim-Jewish Co-existence in the Modern Arab World, from Morocco to Iraq”

Shoshana Shier Lecture Series

The mass departure of Jews from Arab countries that came in the decade following the establishment of the State of Israel is often portrayed as the inevitable consequence of deep rooted conflict between Islam and Judaism. This lecture challenges this commonly held view by exploring how changes in the Arab world since the 19th century enabled both common ground to develop between Muslims and Jews, at the same time that new forms of ethnic and religious conflict emerged. Jews continued to thrive in the Middle East and North Africa as an integral part of the Arab world until their mass departure in the mid-20th century/

Daniel Schroeter is Professor of History at University of Minnesota. For more information, please click here.

This event is free and open to the public. No registration required. Limited seating.

Date & Time
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Jackman Humanities Building, Room 100, 170 St. George Street