Avraham Spraragen '21 is a staff writer for the news department, studying Government, Near Eastern Studies, and History in the College of Arts & Sciences. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Cornell professor lamented on Wednesday that the United States is abandoning its humanitarian tradition by limiting the number of refugees it resettles in the country during the first “Chats in the Stacks” book talk of the semester.
Former Cornell summer college student Isaac Herzog was elected chairman of the historic Jewish Agency for Israel on June 24. Herzog will step down as a member of the Israeli parliament to assume his new role on Aug. 1.
As a former advisor to Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas and a member of the Palestinian negotiating team during the 2000 Camp David Summit on Israeli-Palestinian peace, Omari offered a behind-the-scenes look into the peace process.
Experts on North Korea diverged over whether a denuclearized Korean Peninsula is achievable through negotiations between the Trump administration and Kim Jong Un’s government in a debate on Monday night.
A Cornell professor and Holocaust survivor shared his story of survival during World War II in a ceremony on Wednesday that commemorated Holocaust Remembrance Day. The ceremony, which featured the lighting of six candles to remember the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust, was hosted by Cornell Jewish Studies and the Hillel Cultural Programming Committee. Roald Hoffmann, the Frank H. T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters, Emeritus and recipient of the 1981 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, recounted how his family was captured by the Nazis, went into hiding and eventually regained freedom in a period of three years. “First of all, I am here,” Hoffmann said, pointing out that it is already remarkable that he survived the Holocaust and could be present for the Cornell event. Born to a Polish Jewish family in 1937, Hoffmann described his journey from growing up in the bloodlands of Nazi-occupied Poland to becoming a Harvard graduate and a world-renowned chemist.