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Refugees: Sanctuary, Hospitality and Solidarity

October 4, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


In the last few years, Germany and the United States have faced dramatically different situations surrounding refugee migration: while the US issued a ban that interrupted refugee migration, Germany welcomed (not without great controversy) well over a million refugees. Both countries have increased deportation of long-time residents at the same time. In her talk, Professor Beverly Weber will discuss these developments and the rise of the notions of sanctuary in the US and hospitality in Germany. She will consider how the history of refugees during and immediately after the Holocaust raise important questions for ethical action and solidarity today.

The University of Colorado Boulder’s Peak to Peak Lecture Series and co-sponsors, Carbondale Arts and the Carbondale Branch Library, present this talk with CU Boulder Professor Beverly Weber, titled “Refugees: Sanctuary, Hospitality and Solidarity.” This conversation will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Carbondale Branch Library Community Room, 320 Sporis Avenue, Carbondale, CO 81623.

Beverly Weber is Associate Professor of German Studies and Jewish Studies, and Director of Graduate Studies (Program in Jewish Studies) at the University of Colorado Boulder. She is the author of Violence and Gender in the “New” Europe: Islam in German Culture (Palgrave, 2013) which examines the intersections of race and gender in public discussions of Islam, as well as Muslim artistic responses to those discussions. She has published widely on race, gender, immigration and refugee migration in contemporary Germany; as well as on contemporary German literature.

Learn more about Professor Weber’s talk at and

This CU Boulder Peak to Peak Lecture is brought to you by Carbondale Arts and the Carbondale Branch Library in partnership with the CU Boulder Program in Jewish Studies and the CU Boulder Office for Outreach and Engagement. 

Refugees and Jewish philosophy take center stage in the CU Boulder Peak to Peak Lecture series, a program that brings CU Boulder humanities scholars to communities around Colorado to share innovative perspectives on historical figures, events and enduring questions. It is offered through the Program in Jewish Studies, a non-religious academic program that explores Jewish culture, history and society, in partnership with the CU Boulder Office for Outreach and Engagement Arts and Humanities Initiative. Learn more about Professor Weber’s talk and the CU Boulder Peak to Peak Lecture Series at


October 4, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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