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Trends in Tolerance: France and the United States Since 2000
Historian and Cornell alumnus Josef Konvitz ‘67 will explore and compare trends in tolerance in France and the United States in a digital talk on March 15 at 5:30 p.m. EST.

Konvitz, a former professor at Michigan State University and diplomat with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris, will focus on questions of interfaith relations and public leadership that transcend national borders. While Americans see France as a country with a high level of anti-Semitism, the French are disturbed by the influence of religion on American policy, Konvitz said.

Mar 15, 2021 05:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Josef Konvitz
Konvitz is an historian, an authority on urban and economic governance and a former diplomat. He graduated with honors from the College of Arts & Sciences in 1967 and earned a PhD from Princeton University in 1973. He is the author of “Cities and Crisis” (Manchester University Press, 2016) and is currently writing a study of the search for security by Jews in France and the United States since the early 20th Century.