CES News & Updates
April 15, 2020
Herzl Re-imagined: The Personal Power of the Father of Zionism
An Interview with Derek Penslar
Derek Penslar , William Lee Frost Professor of Jewish History at Harvard University and CES resident faculty, has long studied modern Jewish history from a global perspective. In his new biography of Theodor Herzl, Penslar examined how the founder of modern Zionism’s personal life influenced his political impact. He discussed  Theodor Herzl: The Charismatic Leader  (Yale University Press, 2020) by phone from Toronto.

CES will be hosting a book talk with Derek Penslar on Friday, April 17th at 2:00pm. To register for the webinar follow the link below.
"Herzl was the right man in the right place at the right time, who also had qualities of genius and leadership."

– Derek Penslar
Photo of Theodor Herzl - Courtesy of David Matlow
New Podcast with Daniel Ziblatt
Daniel Ziblatt speaks on COVID-19 and Populism
Daniel Ziblatt, Eaton Professor of the Science of Government at Harvard and CES resident faculty, spoke to Yascha Mounk from Berlin, where is currently on sabbatical. He reflected on the impact of the coronavirus on populism and democracy.

New Working Paper
Cultural Resources for #StayHome
  • Each Thursday the National Theatre in London streams a past productions via YouTube for one week. Its production of Jane Eyre is currently running through April 16.

  • Each day the Met Opera in New York is making an encore presentation from the company’s Live in HD series available for free daily for a period of 23 hours, from 7:30 pm (EDT) until 6:30 pm (EDT) the following day. 
  • The Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz in Berlin is broadcasting a past production every evening. Before each broadcast, it airs a short reading, story, song or improvisation by one of its artists at 6:00pm (GMT+2) or 12:00pm (EDT).

  • For families and teens, the Boston Public Library is offering at-home crafts and online games for free.
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