Dr. Leonard (Lenny) Grob
Dr. Leonard (Lenny) Grob is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Fairleigh Dickinson. His expertise lies in the areas of philosophy of dialogue, Holocaust Studies, and ethical issues pertinent to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. As a member of an NGO committed to resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, he currently brings peace proposals to ambassadors and their deputies at UN missions. Among Lenny’s publications are the edited volumes entitled Anguished Hope: Holocaust Scholars Confront the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict and Encountering the Stranger: A Jewish-Christian-Muslim Trialogue.
Israel And Palestine: Thoughts On Healing The Divide
This course will explore bridging ideas for resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We will thus give less attention to the past and more to the future. Although references to historical events will necessarily be made, the course will focus on ideas that might, at some future time, bridge the large gaps between traditional positions taken by the two peoples. Topics include: the role of Holocaust memory in the conflict; borders and security; future of Jerusalem; Palestinian refugee question; potential for confederation; and negotiated peace/long-term reconciliation. NEW!
Rescuers During the Holocaust: What They Can Teach Us About Human Nature?
Christian rescuers during the Holocaust engaged in acts that put their own lives and the lives of their families in mortal danger. During this talk, Lenny will explore the implications of these altruistic acts for our understanding of “human nature.” He’ll be relying, in part, on interviews he conducted with rescuers during a visit to Germany.