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At the Greenberg Center

Jonathan Sarna, 2016 Greenberg Distinguished Fellow, Provides New Insight on Jews & American Politics 

Jonathan Sarna, 2016 Greenberg Distinguished Fellow, Provides New Insight on Jews & American Politics 

by Andrew Walsh Evidence is emerging that Jewish voters were mobilizing to participate in American political campaigns far earlier than previously suspected—as early as Abraham Lincoln’s 1864 re-election campaign, Brandeis University historian Jonathan Sarna told an engaged audience during his February visit to Trinity College as Leonard E. Greenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow. Most previously known… Continue Reading

Breaking Bad in Burma

In the global narrative of how democracy springs eternal and ultimately vanquishes the forces of oppression, the dissolution of the Burmese military junta in 2011 told of a people’s capacity to enshrine the principles of universal human rights and tolerance in a pluralistic nation. Continue Reading

Zen Master in the Garden

Zen Master in the Garden

by Christine McCarthy McMorris On March 2, four ATVs set off into the blistering Colorado Desert, 122 miles east of Los Angeles, in search of understanding. The trip was dreamed up by Phil Jackson, the famed coach whose teams have won 11 NBA championships. With him were James Dolan, the unpopular owner of the struggling… Continue Reading