A space to dive deep into contemporary issues
Our past forums have included Nationalism (taking place at the National Sun Yat-sen University in Taiwan) and Antisemitism (Bard College, New York).
The forum "Nationalism Around the World"
brought together 18 scholars, experts, and OSUN students at National Sun Yat-sen University in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, during November, 2022. The Forum featured robust conversations on two subjects: 2) a comparison between Nationalism as it is understood in Europe and Nationalism as it is understood in Asia, and 2) Nationalism in the Chinese-Taiwanese context specifically.
Our forum "Why Antisemitism Now?"
brought together 12 OSUN scholars and two outside experts, Professor Susie Linfield of NYU and Dr. Shadi Hamid of Brookings Institution, to discuss antisemitism from a variety of angles. Bard College President Leon Botstein, Bard’s Jewish Chaplain Rabbi Joshua Boettiger and Ken Stern, Director of the Bard Center for the Study of Hate, also joined as field experts during the forum sessions. In addition to panel discussions and class visits, forum participants read excerpts from Professor Walter Mead's recently published book The Arc of a Covenant.