For those who attended, we hope you found this essential conversation about issues affecting college campuses and other institutions throughout the world both impactful and enlightening. This was one of many events we are planning to host to explore how universities and members of our communities can hold civil dialogue and solve vexing societal challenges.
We would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Herbst for sharing his wisdom with us, and thank you to all who attended and made this event possible.
If you enjoyed this event, we hope you will attend the Solomon-Tenenbaum Lecture with us on February 20, 2024. This series will host Dr. Amy-Jill Levine on "Jesus, Judaism, Antisemitism: How the Good News Goes Bad."
About Dr. Jeffrey Herbst
Dr. Herbst was named the fourth president of American Jewish University effective July 1, 2018.
Prior to joining AJU, Dr. Herbst was president and CEO of the Newseum and the Newseum Institute in Washington, DC. From 2010 to 2015, he was president of Colgate University, where among other accomplishments he is credited with helping the university complete its nearly half billion-dollar fundraising campaign, leading the development and initial implementation of a university-wide strategic plan, and increasing the diversity and academic caliber of its educational programming. Dr. Herbst earned his bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from Princeton University, and a master’s degree and doctorate in political science from Yale University. He is the author of the award-winning “States and Power in Africa” and, with several co-authors, the just-published “Making Africa Work.”