CAU Faculty Lecture Series
February 5, 2020


Friendship: The Evolution, Biology, and Extraordinary Power of Life's Fundamental Bond
by Lydia Denworth,
Psychology Today, January 27, 2020
“There is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved,” the novelist Edith Wharton once wrote, “but an expansion,
The Bell of Treason: The 1938 Munich Agreement in Czechoslovakia
by P.E. Caquet,
The Jerusalem Post, January 24, 2020
In The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera asks whether the Czechs should have fought against the Nazis in 1938, or surrendered control of their country after England and France
Well Worth Saving: American Universities' Life-and-Death Decisions on Refugees from Nazi Europe
by Laurel Leff,
The Jerusalem Post, January 17, 2020
With Nazis in control of the German government, Daniel O’Brien, a Rockefeller Foundation official based in Europe, wrote in his diary, “The Jews are being put out everywhere and without
The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us
by Paul Tough,
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 12, 2020
KiKi Gilbert is black woman, raised by a single mother, who lived in seven states and attended more than a dozen schools by the time she was 17 years old.
Prospective Longevity: A New Vision of Population
by Warren C. Sanderson and Sergei Scherbov,
Psychology Today, January 7, 2020
In 2018, Emile Ratelband, a 69 year-old motivational speaker, asked a court in the Netherlands to change his official age. Ratelband argued that physically and mentally he was about
Bitter Reckoning: Israel Tries Holocaust Survivors as Nazi Collaborators
by Dan Porat,
The Jerusalem Post, January 3, 2020
In the immediate aftermath of World War II, Sgt. Meir Davidson, a member of the British Army’s Jewish Brigade stationed in Milan, Italy, asked refugees to identify Nazi collaborators. A