CSUN’s Second Annual Maurice Amado Lecture Canceled

Marc Gopin

Marc Gopin

California State University, Northridge’s second annual Maurice Amado Foundation Lecture by author and professor Marc Gopin, scheduled to take place on Sunday, Oct. 27, at Temple Ramat Zion in Northridge, has been canceled due to a medical emergency.

University officials said they intend to re-schedule the lecture once Gopin’s health improves. Gopin, director of the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University in Arlington, Va., was expected to explore the differences between media-created perceptions and reality.

The Amado 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 jewishstudies@csun.edu.

The Maurice Amado Professorship of Applied Jewish Ethics and Civic Engagement in CSUN’s Jewish Studies Interdisciplinary Program was created last year with the understanding that whoever holds the position would teach and engage in scholarship drawn from the heritage of 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 the awareness of ethical issues.

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