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Past Events for You to Listen To and Watch

We have recorded some of our conferences, lectures, readings, and panel discussions for you as audio or video files.

  • On the Path to Enlightenment: Judaism, Islam, and Buddhism

    With Jerome Gellman (Ben-Gurion University) und Johan Elverskog (Southern Methodist University)

    Lecture Series
    24 Sep 2020

  • Tying the Knot versus Bonds with God: Jews and Muslims in Interfaith Marriages

    With Madeleine Dreyfus (psychoanalyst with a doctorate in cultural anthropology) und Imen Gallala-Arndt (lawyer and a lecturer at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology)
    Video: in German

    Lecture Series
    18 Jun 2020

  • Non-Transcendental Morality: Judaism, Islam, and Atheism

    With Jacques Berlinerblau (Georgetown University) and Ufuk Topkara (Johns Hopkins University)
    Video: in German and English

    Lecture Series
    20 Apr 2020

  • What Do You Think about Jesus? Judaism, Islam, and Christianity

    With Israel Yuval (Hebrew University in Jerusalem) and Maha El Kaisy-Friemuth (Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg)
    Video: in German and English

    Lecture Series
    18 Feb 2020

  • Mono or Poly? Judaism, Islam, and Hinduism

    With Rabbi Alon Goshen-Gottstein (Elijah Interfaith Institute) and Reza Shah-Kazemi (Institute of Ismaili Studies in London)

    Lecture Series
    4 Feb 2020

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    About a Tea Bowl

    Discussion with brief presentations about interwoven experiences of post-Soviet Jewish migration
    Video: in German

    Lecture/Discussion
    27 Nov 2019

  • Judaism and Islam – The History of Theological Relations

    Prelude to the new lecture series The Others’ Faith. With Lukas Mühlethaler (Free University Berlin) and Imam Abdullah Antepli (Duke University, USA)
    Video: in German and English

    Lecture Series
    21 Nov 2019

  • Ruth Wodak: Swing to the right?!

    Ruth Wodak traces how a new “normality to the right” is establishing itself in many European countries
    Video: in German

    Lecture/Discussion
    17 Oct 2019

  • “To Know One Religion Is to Know None”

    W. Michael Blumenthal Fellow Walid Abdelgawad talks about reflections on Islam and Judaism in the writings of German-speaking Jewish orientalists between 1833 and 1955
    Video: in German

    Lecture/Discussion
    28 Aug 2019

  • Do You Believe in Miracles?

    With James A. Diamond (Professor in Jewish Studies at the University of Waterloo, Canada) and Umeyye Isra Yazicioglu (Professor in Religious Studies at St. Joseph’s University in Philidelphia, United States)
    Video: in English

    Lecture Series
    13 Jun 2019

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    Museums, Religion and the Work of Reconciliation and Remembrance

    with the curators Jisgang Nika Collision (Haida Gwaii Museum, Haida Nation & Canada) and Léontine Meijer-van Mensch (Saxonian State Ethnographic Collections)

    Lecture/Discussion
    9 May 2019

  • Humanity: Between Destiny and Free Will

    With Alan Mittleman (Jewish Theological Seminary of America) and Martin Mahmud Kellner (Institute of Islamic Theology, Osnabrück)
    Video: in English

    Lecture Series
    30 Apr 2019

  • Access Barriers. Critical Perspectives on Racism in Schools and Curatorial Practices

    Keynote by Bonita Bennett (District Six Museum, Cape Town) at the conference Access Barriers on museums as places of social change.
    Video:in English

    Lecture/Discussion
    20 Mar 2019

  • How Much God Is in the Holy Scriptures?

    With Benjamin Sommer (expert in modern Jewish theology) and Ghassan el Masri (researcher on the Koran in the context of the Arabic literature of his time)
    Video: in German and English

    Lecture Series
    5 Mar 2019

  • God, Darwin, and Evolution

    Natan Slifkin (Biblical Museum of Natural History, Israel) and Fatimah Jackson (Howard University, USA) discuss how Jewish and Islamic theologians treat evolutionary biology.
    Video: in English

    Lecture Series
    31 Jan 2019

  • Happy Birthday, Academy Programs!

    Introducing the Academy Programs as well as Panel Discussions: Jewish Fathers – Jewish Children? and A Pre-fascist Era?

    Lecture/Discussion
    2 Dec 2018

  • Science in the Light of Faith

    Geoffrey A. Mitelman and Ahmad S. Dallal discuss how Jewish and Islamic theologians have reflected for centuries on the conflicting powers of God and his revelation and human reason.
    Video: in English

    Lecture Series
    20 Nov 2018

  • Living with Islamophobia

    The international conference “Living with Islamophobia” considered how cultural and religious affiliations are constructed and invited experts to enter into discussion.
    Video: in English

    Conference
    11–12 Oct 2018

  • Imported Antisemitism?

    We discuss with political, academic, and practical experts which manifestations of antisemitism among Arab migrants and Muslims in Germany exist.
    Video: in German

    Lecture/Discussion
    30 Aug 2018

  • My God, Your God, No God

    Part of our lecture Series Jewish and Islamic Perspectives on Human Rights
    Video: in English

    Lecture Series
    14 Jun 2018

  • Ongoing Struggles. Anti-Discrimination Work during the Rise of the Far Right

    with Imani Perry: »What Lies Underneath: Difficult Histories and the Resurgence of The Far Right«
    Video: in English

    Conference
    7 Jun 2018

  • Equal before God and Humans?

    Part of our lecture series Jewish and Islamic Perspectives on Human Rights
    Video: in English

    Lecture Series
    3 May 2018

  • How Much Criticism Do Judaism and Islam Tolerate?

    Part of our lecture series Jewish and Islamic Perspectives on Human Rights
    Video: in English and German

    Lecture Series
    12 Apr 2018

  • What is the Relationship Between Antisemitism and Islamophobia?

    Lectures by David Feldman and Stefanie Schüler-Springorum
    Video: in English and German


    20 Mar 2018

  • The Right to Life

    Part of our lecture series Jewish and Islamic Perspectives on Human Rights
    Video: in English

    Lecture Series
    8 Mar 2018

  • Human Rights Treaties and How They are Received

    Part of our lecture series Jewish and Islamic Perspectives on Human Rights
    Video: in English

    Lecture Series
    25 Jan 2018

  • Human Rights and Religions – A Contradiction?

    Part of our lecture series Jewish and Islamic Perspectives on Human Rights
    Video: in English

    Lecture Series
    23 Nov 2017

  • Kunstwerk von Moran Sanderovich

    New Judaism – Alliances in Postmigrant Society

    On concepts of being Jewish within the third generation of Jews in Germany
    video: german and english

    Discussion
    16 Nov 2017

  • Dmitrij Belkin

    Germanija. How I Became an Adult and a Jew in Germany

    on Dmitrij Belkin's narrative that also throws light on immigration today.

    Reading/Discussion
    19 Oct 2017

  • IN-/EXCLUSIONS and Self-Empowerment in the Cultural Business

    With Max Czollek, Dan Thy Nguyen, Sandrine Micossé-Aikins, and Mutlu Ergün-Hamaz (in German)

    Discussion
    12 Oct 2017

  • People, National Community, AfD

    Book presentation and discussion with the author Michael Wildt and Alexander Häusler (in German)
    Audio: in German

    Lecture/Discussion
    10 Oct 2017

  • Future Memories

    Discussion on the Importance of Minority Perspectives for European Societies’ Commemorative Cultures

    Discussion
    26 Sep 2017

  • Man as Lord or Guardian of Creation?

    Nawal Ammar and Hava Tirosh-Samuelson
    Video: German and English, no subtitles

    Reading/Discussion
    13 Jul 2017

  • Yousef Abad

    Eliz Sanasarian and Elham Rokni on video art by Elham Rokni and the situation of Jews in Iran from the 1979 revolution to today.
    Audio: in English

    Lecture/Discussion
    6 Jul 2017

  • Religion. Fashion. Empowerment.

    Discussion with Reina Lewis and Meriem Lebdiri (in German and English)

    Lecture/Discussion
    29 Jun 2017

  • With Karamba to the Bundestag – My Journey from Senegal to the German Parliament

    Karamba Diaby tells of his birth country Senegal, of life in the GDR, his work in the Bundestag, and of his vision of an open and future-oriented society.
    Audio: in German

    Lecture/Discussion
    1 Jun 2017

  • Portrait Ariel Sabar

    Ariel Sabar: My Father’s Paradise: A Son's Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq

    Reading and talk with the writer Ariel Sabar on the story of his father Yona Sabar, professor of the Neo-Aramaic language, and the Kurdish-Jewish history.
    Audio: in English

    Lecture/Discussion
    11 May 2017

  • Israelis in Germany
    Ideological Debates and Changing Identities

    Talk and Slideshow with Dr. Dani Kranz and Katja Harbi from the University of Wuppertal on Israeli Jews in today's Germany.
    Audio: in German

    Lecture/Discussion
    4 May 2017

  • Letters “Un/Möglichkeiten” (Im/Possibilities)

    Im/Possibilities – Perspectives on Refugee Participation

    Conference on the situation for refugees in Europe and Germany. Recording of the opening event with a talk by Gurminder K Bhambra, Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick, UK.
    Audio: in German and English

    Reading/Discussion
    23 Mar 2017

  • Our Father: A Sinti Family Recounts

    Conversation and reading with the German-Sinti civil rights activist and author Anita Awosusi and her daughter Tayo Onutor about their family’s history.
    Audio: in German

    Reading/Discussion
    23 Mar 2017

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    The Acid Test – How Fear of Foreigners is Threatening our Democracy

    The Islamic studies and education scholar Lamya Kaddor reads from her book and discusses integration with Minister of State Aydan Özoğuz and Andreas Zick.
    Audio: in German

    Reading/Discussion
    16 Feb 2017

  • Jews in North Africa During the Second World War

    Theme day with lectures by Michel Abitbol, Eric Salerno, Patrick Bernhard, Haim Saadoun, and panel discussion
    Language: German, English, and French

    Lecture/Discussion
    26 Jan 2017

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    A Jew in Neukölln – My Path to Coexistence of Religions

    The theology student and writer Ármin Langer reads from his book and talks about Jewish life in Neukölln.
    Audio: in German

    Reading/Discussion
    19 Oct 2016

  • Sites of Memory: Lost and Entangled Narratives

    with Dr. Rosa Fava, Juliane Jurewicz, Prof. Dr. Iman Attia, Olga Gerstenberger, Ozan Keskinkiliç, Anita Awosusi, Ilona Lagrene, Prof. Dr. Michael Rothberg, and Serpil Polat
    Video: in German and English, no subtitles

    Conference
    16 Sep 2016

  • TIME OF CRISIS

    with Dan Diner, Adam Michnik, Dietmar Herz, Étienne François, and Hans Kundnani
    Video: in German, no subtitles

    Discussion
    7 Sep 2016

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    Antisemitism in the Arabic World – Facts and Myths

    with Michael Kiefer and Omar Kamil
    Video: in German, no subtitles

    Discussion
    26 Apr 2016

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    “Angst ums Abendland” (Fears For the West) Book Presentation

    Talk with Daniel Bax and Gideon Botsch on Right-wing populist parties, anti-Muslim sentiments, flight and asylum.
    Audio: in German

    Reading/Discussion
    6 Apr 2016

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    Post-migrant Society?!

    International conference, recording of the opening event
    Video: in German and English, no subtitles

    Conference
    12–14 Nov 2015

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    Kill Me a Son!

    Recording of the opening event
    With: Prof. Dr. Peter Schäfer and Prof. Dr. Angelika Neuwirth
    Video: in German, no subtitles

    Conference
    3–4 Sep 2015

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    The Realignment of "Education after Auschwitz" in Immigration Society

    Book presentation and panel discussion with the author Rosa Fava, Angela Kühner (University of Frankfurt), Selman Erkovan, history teacher in training, and Marco Kühnert
    Audio recording: in German

    Reading/Discussion
    27 Jan 2015

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    A Shared View of Europe – Jewish and Muslim Experiences as Reflected in Public Controversies

    Panel discussion with Prof. Nilüfer Göle, Shai Lavi and Gökçe Yurdakul
    Video: in German, no subtitles

    Discussion
    19 Jan 2015

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    Contemporary Jewish Life in a Global Modernity

    Recording of the presentation "Future of European Jewry"
    With: Dr. Karen Körber and Dr. Diana Pinto
    Video: in English, no subtitles

    Conference
    11–12 Dec 2014

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    Snip it?!

    Presentation of a study on the circumcision debate followed by a discussion as part of the Judeo-Islamic Forum.
    Video: in German, no subtitles

    Lecture/Discussion
    4 Dec 2014

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    Concepts of Citizenship and Participation in European Comparison

    Recording of the keynote by Prof. Dr. Rainer Bauböck and the followed panel discussion
    With: Prof. Dr. Rainer Bauböck, Dr. Manuela Bojadžijev, Josip Juratovic and Dr. Monika Lüke
    Video: in German, no subtitles

    Conference
    7–8 Apr 2014

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    Is Higher Education a Safeguard Against Racism and Antisemitism?

    Presentation of a study followed by panel discussion with Wassilis Kassis, Charlotte Schallié, Iman Attia, Stefanie Schüler-Springorum and Andreas Zick
    Video: in German, no subtitles

    Lecture/Discussion
    20 February 2014

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    Modernized, then Tolerated?

    Micha Brumlik, Petra Bahr, Kadir Sanci, and Thomas Bauer about religion and navigating between tradition and adaptation
    Audio: in German

    Discussion
    10 Oct 2013

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    The History of Jews and Dönme in Turkey

    The Turkish studies scholar Corry Guttstadt and the historian Marc Baer discuss the history of Jews and Dönme (converts) in Turkey.
    Audio: in German

    Lecture/Discussion
    31 Jan 2011