Rohany Nayan honored as one of four 2012 University Outstanding Women of Color.
August 2012 BRAVA magazine features Rohany Nayan
LISAR Director Professor Charles Cohen spoke at the 9th Doha Conference of Interfaith Dialogue, opening Monday October 24th in Doha, Qatar. The conference hosted more than 200 participants from 55 countries covering the five continents and included high profile religious representatives and academic figures.
LISAR Assistant Director Ulrich Rosenhagen helped narrate a documentary produced by Wisconsin Public Television telling the story of Mildred Fish-Harnack, the only American woman executed on direct orders of Adolf Hitler. Titled "Wisconsin's Nazi Resistance," the documentary told Fish-Harnack’s story, including her upbringing in Milwaukee, her education at UW-Madison, her marriage to German scholar Arvid Harnack and her travels to Berlin where she spent her time working in Nazi resistance circles. The documentary was recently covered by ThirdCoast Digest.
LISAR staff and students enjoyed the opportunity to promote interfaith dialogue at the Social Justice Fair of the Multicultural Student Center.
LISAR Director Professor Charles Cohen was one of the invited panelists for the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters "Perspectives on a Post-9/11 World," an afternoon of discussion and reflection on the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9/11. The event was held Sunday, September 11, 2011 in the MMoCA lecture hall at the Overture Center. The panel can be viewed on the City of Madison website.
LISAR Professor Charles L. Cohen gave a brown-bag lecture for Dialogue International on "Tales of Two Sons-Isaac and Ishmael" on Tuesday, March 1st at the Pyle Center. Professor Cohen discusse variations among the Abrahamic faiths and led participant discussion into what those variations mean for interfaith conversations.
LISAR Director Professor Charles Cohen spoke at Temple Beth El on Sunday, February 27 at Mitzvah Day 2011.
LISAR Director Professor Charles Cohen was the keynote speaker at the 13th Annual Interfaith Awareness Week's "Capitol Celebration" on Friday, December 10 at noon. His comments were featured in a four-part series on Madison's WTDY-AM that aired December 23-25. Read more about Interfaith Awareness Week in the Madison Times. Picture left to right: Sari Judge (LISAR), Rev. Fr. John-Brian Paprock, Professor Charles Cohen (LISAR) and Rohany Nayan (LISAR).
LISAR Director Professor Charles Cohen gave an exclusive lecture at the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit at the Science Museum of Minnesota on Saturday, September 25. The exhibit was part of a worldwide tour of the Scrolls, on loan from the Israel Antiquities Authority.
LISAR Director Professor Charles Cohen shared his comments on interfaith relations in a guest editorial co-written with Rabbi Jonathan Biatch from Temple Beth El in Madison. The editorial appeared in the Wisconsin State Journal on Sunday, September 5.
LISAR congratulates Karen Turino for having won two awards for her excellence as a UW staff member, including a 2010 Classified Employee Recognition Award from the UW-Madison campus. To have won two in the same year is a tremendous achievement.
LISAR congratulates Rohany Nayan for winning a Tashia Morgridge Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship for 2010-2011.
The second Undergraduate Journal is complete! Congratulations to LISAR's Assistant Director, Ulrich Rosenhagen, and the contributing Fellows who made the 2010 Journal possible.