May 30, 2017

Event: Jewish Voting in the 2012 Presidential Election

Free Open Lecture in Sarasota, FL on October 25, 2012.The Jewish Vote talk at the Sarasota BNC

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The American Jew as Voter: Brandeis Professor Stephen Whitfield offers a free lecture on Thursday, October 25, 2012 in Sarasota, FL. Open to the public.

Join us for wine and cheese and a unique perspective on the American Jewish voter. Sponsored by BNC Sarasota and Brandeis University.

Thursday, October 25, 2012, 5-7pm
The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee
The Klingenstein Jewish Center, Zell Room
580 McIntosh Road
Sarasota, Florida 34232

Topic Details:
“The American Jew as Voter”: Why does the axiom that the more affluent the voter, the more likely to be a Republican, not apply to American Jewry?  Why are they so unusual in not defining their interests in the same way as their neighbors?

About the Speaker:
Stephen Whitfield is the Max Richter Professor of American Civilization at Brandeis, where he has taught since receiving hisStephen Whitfield The American Jew as Voter PhD in 1972. He also holds a BA from Tulane University and an MA from Yale University.

Professor Whitfield is especially interested in the intersection of politics and ideas in twentieth-century America.  He taught as a Fulbright visiting professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium.  He also taught as a visiting professor of American Studies at the Sorbonne twice (spring of 1994 and spring of 1998).

Professor Whitfield is the author of several books, including A Death in the Delta: The Story of Emmett Till; The Culture of the Cold War; and In Search of American Jewish Culture. He is also the editor of A Companion to 20th-Century America. In 2010, Professor Whitfield published a manuscript about Brandeis in the 1950s, entitled Brandeis University: In the Beginning. He is a recipient of the Louis D. Brandeis Award for Excellence in Teaching.


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