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Salon Sessions

Please join us at our reimagined “LBI Dinner”, where we will be hosting “salons” in lieu of dinner tables.

The evening will offer guests a unique opportunity to engage in intimate, salon-like discussions with prominent thought leaders on topics of German-Jewish history and relevant contemporary issues. Imagine, for instance, spending time with the author of the new biography of Leo Baeck or discussing current events with the German Ambassador to the United States!

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Dr. Helmut Böck

Austrian Consul General in New York

Antisemitism and Education in Austria

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Mr. Ethan Bronner

Senior Editor, Bloomberg News

The US Election and Israel

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Professor Hasia Diner

Paul & Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History, NYU

German Jews Discover America in the 19th Century

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Mr. Eugene Drucker

founding member of the Emerson String Quartet

The Jewish Kulturbund: Accomplishments and Questions

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Professor Debórah Dwork

Founding Director, Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity, GC-CUNY

What Does “Home” Mean? Survivors Return to German-Speaking Lands

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Mr. David Gill

German Consul General in New York

Flourishing Jewish Life in Germany

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Professor Atina Grossmann

Professor of History, The Cooper Union

Global Transit: German Jewish Refugees in Iran and India

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Ambassador Emily Haber

German Ambassador to the United States

German-American Relations after the Elections

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Professor Susannah Heschel

Eli M. Black Distinguished Professor of Jewish Studies, Dartmouth College

Growing up in the Garden of Refugees: Memories of German Jewish Scholars in New York City

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Professor Noah Isenberg

George Christian Centennial Professor, University of Texas-Austin

"Such Much?" Casablanca, Jewish Refugees, and the Hollywood Screen

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Mr. Tobi Kahn


Sacred Spaces of the 21st Century

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Professor Marion Kaplan

Skirball Professor of Modern Jewish History, NYU Professor

Hitler's Jewish Refugees: Hope and Anxiety in Portugal

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Professor Michael Meyer

Adolph S. Ochs Emeritus Professor of Jewish History, Hebrew Union College-Cincinnati

German Jews & Zionism: A Model for American Jewry Today?

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Mr. Dietmar Rieg

President and CEO, German American Chamber of Commerce

Digitization and Climate Change after the Pandemic: A Transatlantic Perspective

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Mr. Peter Schrag

Author of The World of Aufbau

Aufbau: Making Americans and Broadening America

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Professor Rob Snyder

Professor Emeritus of American Studies and Journalism, Rutgers University

The Refugee Experience and Historical Memory: Washington Heights and Beyond

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Professor David Sorkin

Lucy G. Moses Professor of Jewish History, Yale University

Never A Straight Path: German Jews' Struggle for Equality

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Dr. Ruth Westheimer

sex therapist and author

Heavenly Sex: Sexuality in the Jewish Tradition