Students learn about pre-war Jewish life and compare it with today’s diaspora in order to reflect on how modernity can impact tradition.
Consider how Christian churches confronted their legacy of antisemitism in the years following the Holocaust.
Examine the historical context leading up to the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and understand how Eleanor Roosevelt became involved in the process.
Investigate Eleanor Roosevelt’s description of the differences between the way Americans and Soviets viewed personal freedoms and rights in this excerpt of her speech delivered at the Sorbonne.
Very few of us can now claim to have just one national or ethnic identity. Increasingly, we share some parts of our identity with people who live elsewhere. Globalization has also changed our perception of who is like us and who is different. In this section we will explore how people’s sense of belonging and identity are changing.