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Straus Center
February 22, 2024
In the spring 2024 semester, the Straus Center is offering numerous courses for Straus Scholars and Yeshiva University undergraduate students to study the great texts and traditions of Judaism and the West.
Dara Horn
February 19, 2024
On February 5th, 2024, the Straus Center hosted renowned author Dr. Dara Horn for a lecture co-sponsored by the S. Daniel Abraham Honors Program.
Ari Schulman
February 12, 2024
On February 4th, 2024, the Straus Center hosted Ari Schulman, editor of The New Atlantis, for a wide-ranging conversation about his career in journalism and his philosophical perspectives on artificial intelligence technology.
January 31, 2024
From December 2023 to January 2024, faculty, staff, and students at the Straus Center have contributed numerous articles in a variety of venues.
Jack Miles
January 25, 2024
On December 13, 2023, the Straus Center hosted Jack Miles for a virtual talk about his Pulitzer Prize-winning book God: A Biography, which was the focus of a Straus Scholars fall reading group led by Rabbi Dr. Dov Lerner and Dr. Shaina Trapedo.
Straus Center
January 22, 2024
The Straus Center convened a series of seminars by Israeli scholars, journalists, ethicists and public figures at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem, and the students conducted volunteering missions on behalf of soldiers, children, and families.
Tevi Troy
January 3, 2024
In Fall 2023, the Straus Center offered a new course on health policy taught by Senior Scholar Dr. Tevi Troy, former Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Straus Center
January 2, 2024
On December 20th, the Straus Center welcomed Naomi Schaefer Riley, Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, for a wide-ranging conversation about her career in journalism, her ongoing policy work, and her love of public writing.
Ethiopian Absorption Center
December 12, 2023
In the wake of Hamas' massacre on October 7th, Straus Scholar Adina Feldman (SCW '26) traveled to Israel to provide direct support to people in need.
Seth Jaffe
December 11, 2023
Professor Seth Jaffe presented a lecture to undergraduate students in a Straus Center political science course.

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