NLI USA Signature Speakers Series and SRP Writers Showcase
A Special Virtual Event at the National Library of Israel
Incubating Ideas: The Intimate Written Word and Its Role in Social Change
Acclaimed author Gal Beckerman, in conversation with NLI’s Dr. Raquel Ukeles, will explore the unique contributions of letters, manifestos, newspapers and zines in understanding history and the development of social movements.
Dr. Raquel Ukeles is the Head of Collections at the National Library of Israel. She is responsible for the overall development of all the Library’s collections and for digital, cultural, and educational initiatives based on the collections. She has published and taught on a wide array of subjects related to comparative Jewish and Islamic traditions, and on historical currents that shape Israeli society.
Gal Beckerman is the senior editor for books at The Atlantic. A former editor at the New York Times Book Review, he is a winner of the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature for “When They Come for Us, We’ll Be Gone”. His book also won a National Jewish Book Award and was named the best book of the year by The New Yorker and The Washington Post. His most recent book, “The Quiet Before”, launched in 2022.
Tuesday, March 22, 2022
1:00 pm ET, 7:00 pm Israel time
Tuesday March 22nd 19 Adar II 07:00 - 08:00
Dr. Raquel Ukeles, Gal Beckerman
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