CSUN’s Feb. 20 Maurice Amado Lecture Cancelled

Marc Gopin

Marc Gopin

California State University, Northridge’s annual Maurice Amado Foundation Lecture in Jewish Ethics by author and professor Marc Gopin, scheduled to take place on Thursday, Feb. 20, at Temple Ramat Zion in Northridge, has been cancelled.

Gopin, director of the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University in Arlington, Va., was expected to talk about  “The Good News on Global Violence Reduction, the Bad News on America, and How Interfaith Relations Can Help Shape Our Future.”

University officials said that Gopin’s lecture will not be rescheduled.

The lecture is part of CSUN’s Jewish Studies Interdisciplinary Program’s continuing effort to engage the San Fernando Valley Jewish community in discussions about ethics and important contemporary issues.

For more information about the lecture series, call (818) 677-4724 or email jewish.studies@csun.edu.

The Maurice Amado Professorship of Applied Jewish Ethics and Civic

Engagement was created in 2012 to support teaching and scholarship drawn from Sephardic, Ashkenazic and other Jewish traditions. Funded by a $500,000 endowment from the Maurice Amado Foundation, the Amado Professor also teaches courses that  explore the Jewish ethical approach to communal and political challenges and hosts the annual Amado Lecture to expand awareness of ethical issues.

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