Videos of Past Events

Couldn't make it to one of our events? Available videos are linked here as posted on our YouTube channel.

"The Oldest Guard: Landowners, Local Memory, and the Making of the Zionist Settler Past" with Dr. Liora Halperin (University of Washington)

November 15, 2021

"Israeli Blackness in Motion: Transnational Perspectives on Jewish Racial Difference" with Dr. Bryan K. Roby (University of Michigan–Ann Arbor)

November 8, 2021

Roundtable Discussion: "Antisemitism, Racism, and Social Justice Today" with Dr. Anthea Butler (University of Pennsylvania), Dr. Peniel Joseph (UT-Austin), and Dr. Jeremi Suri (UT-Austin) moderated by Rabbi Neil Blumofe (UT Humanities Institute Fellow)

October 18, 2021

Gale Family Foundation Fall 2021 Lecture: "The ties that bind Us: African Americans and Jews in America and our shared future" with Dr. Anthea Butler (University of Pennsylvania)

October 17, 2021

This talk from Dr. Anthea Butler, Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and Chair of Religion and Professor of Religious Studies and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, was the 2021 Gale Family Foundation Fall Lecture.

"Are 'Orientals' a Race or Nationality?: Immigration Restriction of Asians and Jews in the Early 20th Century" by Madeline Y. Hsu (UT-Austin)

October 7, 2021

"Diarna: Documenting Jewish Sites in North Africa and the Middle East" with Dr. France Malino (Wellesley College) and Jason Guberman-Pfeffer

September 30, 2021

"The Mizrahi Sociolect in Israel: Origin and Status" with Dr. Yehudit Henshke (University of Haifa)
April 21, 2021


"The Jewish World of Alexander Hamilton" with Dr. Andrew Porwancher (University of Oklahoma)
April 7, 2021

"Judah Magnes: American Zionism and Binationalism" with Dr. David Barak-Gorodetsky (University of Chicago)
March 31, 2021

"Beyond Iraq: Baghdadi Jewish Networks in the Age of Nationalism" with Dr. Sasha Goldstein-Sabbah (Universiteit Leiden)
March 24, 2021

"Antisemitism and the Far Right in America" with Dr. Hina Azam (UT Austin), Dr. Jeremi Suri (UT Austin), and Dr. Christopher Vials (University of Connecticut), and moderated by Dr. John Hoberman (UT Austin)
March 11, 2021

"Being a Good Polish Jew in Argentina: Interwar Migrations and the Transatlantic Jewish Culture" with Dr. Mariusz Kałczewiak (Universität Potsdam)
March 8, 2021

"Waste Siege: The Life of Infrastructure in Palestine" with Dr. Sophia Stamatopoulou-Robbins (Bard College)
March 4, 2021

"The Future of Museums in a Post-Pandemic World" with Dr. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett (POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews)
March 1, 2021

"1,000 Jewish Cookbooks: Gems from a Personal Collection" with Dr. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett (POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews)
February 28, 2021

This talk from Dr. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Ronald S. Lauder Chief Curator, POLIN Museum Core Exhibition, and University Professor Emerita and Professor Emerita of Performance Studies at New York University, was the 2021 Gale Family Foundation Spring Lecture.

"The Invention of Jewish Theocracy: The Struggle for Legal Authority in Modern Israel" with Dr. Alexander Kaye (Brandeis University)
February 11, 2021

"Why I Love Ladino" with Myriam Moscona (poet and journalist)
November 4, 2020

"From Dependence to Autonomy: Jewish Women's Lives in Medieval Egypt" with Dr. Paula Sanders (Rice University)
October 20, 2020

"Partitions: A Transnational History of Twentieth-Century Terrirotiral Separatism" with Dr. Arie Dubnov (George Washington University) and Dr. Laura Robson (Portland State University)
February 13, 2020

"Robert Capa: Berlin, Summer 1945" with Dr. Chana Schütz (Centrum Judaicum, Berlin)
December 4, 2019

"Kugel and Frijoles: Latino Jews in the U.S." with Dr. Laura Limonic
October 30, 2019

"The Future of Israeli Democracy" with Yossi Klein-Halevi
October 27, 2019

This talk from Israeli journalist Yossi Klein-Halevi was the 2019 Gale Family Foundation Fall Lecture.

"The Rise and Fall of Jewish American Literature" with Dr. Ben Schreier
April 15, 2019

"The Great Hatred: Maurice Samuel (1895-1972) on Antisemitism" with Dr. Alan Levenson
April 4, 2019

"Zionism and Anti-Semitism: Ideologies or Emotions?" With Dr. Derek J. Penslar
January 24, 2019


This event is part of the Israel in Context Lecture Series, which brings a renowned scholar to campus each Spring to address new developments in academic research on Israeli history, culture, politics, or society.

"Berlin Jews - Enemy Aliens" with Dr. Chana Schütz
November 28, 2018

Dr. Schütz was a visiting scholar at the Schusterman Center in both 2016 and 2017.

Click here to read more about the current exhibition "Expelled! Berlin October 28, 1938" at the Centrum Judaicum in Berlin.

"Yiddish as a Minority Language in Sweden" with Dr. Jan Schwarz
November 14, 2018

"How Judaism Became an American Religion" with Dr. Rachel Gordan
November 7, 2018

"The Book Smugglers: A Book Talk" with Dr. David Fishman
October 3, 2018


Medical Ethics and the Holocaust
September 9, 2007

Some of the world's most influential scientists, physicians, educators and authors, including three Nobel Laureates, offered their views on some of the most challenging questions of modern medical, ethical, scientific, legal and public health policy in the public Dr. Michael E. DeBakey Medical Ethics Lecture Series presented by Holocaust Museum Houston from September 7, 2007 through February 3, 2008.

The lecture series explored how the medical practices of the Third Reich continue to challenge modern medical ethics. Speakers covered topics such as euthanasia and the Human Genome Project, the lasting legacy of the Nuremberg trials, pre-implantation genetic diagnosis and how the doctor-patient relationship has changed over the years since the Holocaust.

Click here to watch the individual lectures.