Summer 2019: Graz International Summer Institute

Join Emeriti Professors Cheryl Lester and Phillip Barnard at Graz International Summer Institute

Program Overview: Constant political uncertainties. Climate change. Demographic transformation. New technologies that redefine the notion of work. The Graz International Summer Institute uses today's most pressing societal challenges as the basis for interdisciplinary study. During this two week program, students live and study in a historic castle side-by-side students and faculty from more than 30 countries. The 2019 institute theme, "Radical (Dis)Engagement: State-Society-Religion" offers students a deep dive into current global affairs and the opportunity to develop personal, academic, and professional skills. Successful completion of the course includes participation in morning lectures, afternoon seminars and a seminar paper. One of the afternoon seminars will focus on Jewish culture and modernity.
 
About Seggau Castle
This program takes place at a castle veue in the Austrian state of Styria. The picturesque Styrian region in southeast Austria is known for its rolling hills, vineyards, spas, and stunning castles. Schloss Seggau (Seggau Castle) dates back to Roman times and served as the residence for the first Bishop of Seckau. Until 1786 Schloss Seggau was the seat of the Styrian Bishopric and continued to serve as a summer residence of its Bishops until the mid-20th century. Perched on a hill overlooking the city of Leibnitz, today the castle has been renovated as a modern hotel and conference space that beautifuly fuses tradition with modernity.


Detailed program information can be found by visiting: 

KU Study Abroad's page for the Graz International Summer Institute


Study contemporary global affairs at an interdisciplinary institute in Austria!

Welcome Professor Zeedan!
The Jewish Studies Program is delighted to welcome Prof. Rami Zeedan as a new faculty member! Prof. Zeedan holds a Ph.D. in Israeli Studies from the University of Haifa in Israel. His research interests include the history of modern Israel, Israeli politics, Middle-Eastern politics, ethnic politics, urban affairs and local governments, and public opinion. This Fall he is teaching courses on Israeli politics and government, and on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 
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