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Conversations That Matter: The Limits of Civil Discourse

Mayberg Center for Jewish Education and Leadership at GW Hosts a Discussion on the Moral Limits of Civil Discourse
March 02, 2018


Mar. 2, 2018



Amelia Thompson: [email protected], 202-994-6461

Maralee Csellar: [email protected], 202-994-6460


Erica Brown, director of the Mayberg Center for Jewish Education and Leadership at the George Washington University, will facilitate a conversation between Jeffrey Goldberg, editor-in-chief of The Atlantic, and Moshe Halbertal, noted Israeli philosopher, professor, and author, on the topic of civil discourse. Goldberg is the author of Prisoners: A Story of Friendship and Terror and Halbertal co-authored the book, The Beginning of Politics: Power in the Biblical Book of Samuel.



  • Jeffrey Goldberg, editor-in-chief of The Atlantic
  • Moshe Halbertal, Israeli philosopher, professor, and writer
  • Erica Brown, Ph.D., director of the Mayberg Center for Jewish Education and Leadership (moderator)



Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2018; 7:30-9:30 p.m.



The George Washington University
Jack Morton Auditorium

805 21st St., NW

Washington, D.C. 20052

Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro (Orange, Blue and Silver lines)



Media interested in attending must contact Amelia Thompson at [email protected] or 202-994-6461.



The George Washington University Mayberg Center advances community-based scholarship in the field of Jewish education and leadership, particularly in the arenas of pedagogy, identity, and literacy. The Center convenes academics and practitioners in critical conversations about the Jewish future, catalyzes research and provides graduate level training for Jewish educators and certificate program opportunities for professionals working in Jewish nonprofits. The Mayberg Center is housed in GW’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development.