Moosnick Lecture

Moosnick Lectureship in Judaic Studies Presents: Mira Sucharov

Mira Sucharov is professor of political science at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. She holds a Ph.D. in government from Georgetown University, an MA in political science from the University of Toronto and a BA in Middle East studies from McGill University. A 10-time teaching award winner, she is the author or editor of five books, including “Borders and Belonging: A Memoir”; “Public Influence: A Guide to Op‑Ed Writing and Social Media Engagement”; “Social Justice and Israel/Palestine: Foundational & Contemporary Debates”; “Methodology and Emotion in International Relations: Parsing the Passions”; and “The International Self: Psychoanalysis and the Search for Israeli‑Palestinian Peace.”

Her many op‑ed pieces have appeared in Haaretz, The Forward, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, JTA, Jewish Currents, The Ottawa Citizen, The Daily Beast and Huffington Post. She is also a frequent media commentator and has been quoted in Vox, The New York Times, Buzzfeed, The Globe and Mail, The National Post and Al Jazeera. In 2019, she won the Faculty of Public Affairs award for Excellence in Public Commentary.Mara H. Benjamin is Irene Kaplan Leiwant Professor and Chair of Jewish Studies at Mount Holyoke College. She holds a Ph.D. in modern Jewish thought and religious studies from Stanford University. Her 2018 book, “The Obligated Self: Maternal Subjectivity and Jewish Thought,” received the 2019 American Academy of Religion Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion, Constructive-Reflective category, and was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award in 2018. She is also the author of “Rosenzweig’s Bible: Reinventing Scripture for Jewish Modernity.”

“Jewish Identity in a Season of War and Trauma: Examining October 7 and Beyond”

Transylvania University, Carrick Theater

“Reimagining Zionism: How A Confederal Approach to Israel/Palestine Just Might Work”

Ohavay Zion Synagogue

Pre-registration required by April 4. Time will be provided upon registration.