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DIME presents: Daphne Tsimhoni

341 Eggers Hall

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Christians in Israel and the Middle East Daphne Tsimhoni is the Schusterman Visiting Israeli Professor for 2009-2010 at Northeastern University, Boston. She is Professor of Modern Middle East History at the Department of Humanities and Arts, the Technion—Israel Institute of Technology and is a research fellow at the Harry S. Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Tsimhoni received her B.A. and M.A. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and earned her Ph.D. at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Her areas of research include ethnicity in the contemporary Middle East with special reference to Christians and Jews and nationalism, religion and ethnic relations in the State of Israel and among the Palestinian Arabs. Her publications include numerous articles on these topics. Her book Christian Communities in Jerusalem and the West Bank since 1948, has become the standard work on Palestinian Christians. Tsimhoni has been a visiting professor at a number of universities in the United and has lectured extensively at international conferences and to the media in Israel and the United States on her topics of research. She is active in promoting interfaith dialogue in Israel and is a board member of the Israel Interfaith Association. Lunch will be served.  

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