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Carl Amrhein became dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto for a seven-year term on November 1, 1997. Since coming to U of T as an assistant professor of geography in 1986, Professor Amrhein has moved quickly up the ranks, becoming chair of the Department of Geography in 1993. Highly regarded for his contributions to the University and to the Faculty, Professor Amrhein has served on U of T's Academic Board of the Governing Council as well as the boards Planning and Budget Committee since 1992. He chaired the 1994-1995 Provostial Task Force on Academic Computing and has sat on the Faculty of Arts and Science's Strategic Planning Committee, 1994-1996. Professor Amrhein is a member of the board of directors of the Joint Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement and served as chair of that group from 1997-1999.
A prolific author and respected scholar, Professor Amrhein's research focuses on two principal areas: urban environmental health and spatial statistics, with a predominant focus on the quality of census data. His current research is supported by GEOIDe, a research network funded by the Federal Government of Canada. Recently, Professor Amrhein and a colleague in the geography department received a significant grant from the federal government's Canadian Foundation for Innovation and the Ontario Innovation Trust to support their work with geographic information systems. Amrhein received his Bachelor of Science degree from Pennsylvania State University in 1978 and his PhD from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1984.
RONALD J. DANIELS
Ron Daniels is Dean and Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto. He was appointed to the Faculty of Law in 1988, where he teaches corporate law, securities and finance, mergers and acquisitions, and regulation of financial institutions. He has been Dean of the Faculty since 1995. He is the author (or co-author) of numerous scholarly articles on topics as diverse as corporate and securities law, federalism and financial institution regulation, privatization and government reform. He is active in public policy formulation, and has contributed to several policy related task forces, including: Chair of the Ontario Task Force on Securities Regulation, member of the Toronto Stock Exchange Committee on Corporate Governance (the "Dey Committee"), and Chair of the Ontario Market Design Committee, the Committee that was charged with the task of developing the market rules for the new Ontario electricity market.
He is currently serving as Chair of the Provincial Government's Panel of the Future of Government, and was recently appointed as the Advisor to the Ontario Government on Public Accounting Regulation Reform. Professor Daniels is a founding member of International Lawyers and Economists Against Poverty. He is past-President of the Council of Canadian Law Deans and of the Council of Ontario Law Deans.Professor Daniels received his J.D. from the University of Toronto in1986 and his LL.M. from Yale University in 1988.
Leonard Dinnerstein is New York born and bred (the Bronx). He attended Public schools in the Bronx, went to the City College of New York (CCNY) for his undergraduate degree and received his MA (1960) and Ph.D (1966). His first book was THE LEO FRANK CASE (1968) and it is still in print 34 years later. For that book he received the Anisfield-Wolf Award from SATURDAY REVIEW.
He has also written AMERICA AND THE SURVIVORS OF THE HOLOCAUST (1982) and ANTISEMITISM IN AMERICA (1994), which won the National Jewish Book Award in History for the years 1993-1994. He is also the co-author of ETHNIC AMERICANS (1975; 4th edition 1999) and NATIVES AND STRANGERS (1979; 4th edition, 2003). Since 1970 he has been a professor in the History Department at the University of Arizona (Tucson) and from 1993-2000 also served as Director of the Judaic Studies program there.
TODD M. ENDELMAN
Todd M. Endelman was educated at the University of California, Berkeley; Warwick University, Coventry, England; the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles; and Harvard University, where he received his Ph.D.
From 1976 to 1979, he served as assistant professor of Jewish history in the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Yeshiva University in New York City, and from 1979 to 1985 as associate professor of history and Jewish studies at Indiana University, Bloomington. He is presently William Haber Professor of Modern Jewish History at the University of Michigan and Director of the Jean and Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.
He is the author of the The Jews of Georgian England, 1714-1830: Tradition and Change in a Liberal Society (1979), which received the National Jewish Book Award for History and the A.S. Diamond Memorial Prize of the Jewish Historical Society of England; Radical Assimilation in English Jewish History, 1656-1945 (1990); and The Jews of Britain, 1656-2000 (2002). He is also editor of and a contributor to Jewish Apostasy in the Modern World (1987); Comparing Jewish Societies (1997); and Disraeli's Jewishness (2002). He has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, the American Jewish Archives, the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation, and the Lilly Endowment. In 1982 and 1999, he was Visiting Scholar at the Oxford Centre for Postgraduate Hebrew Studies.
Professor Endelman is a specialist in Anglo-Jewish history and the social history of western European Jewry in the modern period. He is currently working on a book-length study of Jewish apostasy in Europe and America since the Enlightenment.
Hershell Ezrin is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GPC International. He is one of Canada's best known political advisors, public policy experts and strategic communications counselors and brings to GPC over 20 years' experience in senior executive roles, at both the federal and provincial levels of government, and as a leader in two multi-national businesses.
Mr. Ezrin joined the federal public service as a career diplomat, assuming progressively greater responsibility in a number of overseas postings, and the Canadian Consuls in New York and Los Angeles. He played an integral part in the development and rollout of Canadian public diplomacy initiatives in the USA and worked closely with the New York-based financial and business media. In 1982, he left the public service to help rebuild the Ontario Liberal Party and, upon their electoral success, was appointed Deputy Minister to Premier David Peterson.
Mr. Ezrin then moved to the private sector, first overseeing the corporate and public affairs work of a Canadian-based diversified multi-national and subsequently becoming Chief Executive Officer of a publicly traded multi-national automotive services company. In addition to being Vice Chair of the new Board of Directors of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Mr. Ezrin is currently a member of the Board of the Governor-General's Performing Arts Awards Foundation, the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, the Canadian Steering Committee for Atlantik-Brücke, and on the Program Committee of the Canadian Journalism Foundation. He is past Chairman of the Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce Inc., a past Vice-Chair of the Public Policy Forum of Canada, and a former Director of the Board of the Canadian Film Centre, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the Toronto Board of Trade. Fluent in English and French, Mr. Ezrin has written and spoken in Canada and the United States on subjects related to public policy and strategic communications. He holds a BA (Hons.) from the University of Toronto and an MA from Carleton University, both in history.
SUSAN GROSS SOLOMON
Susan Gross Solomon is Professor of Political Science and Director of European Studies at the University of Toronto. An Associate of the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, her research focuses on trans-national scientific relations (Russia-Germany, Russia-America, Germany-America) and the transport of ideas across borders. Recent publications include "Being There:" The Rockefeller Foundation's Division of Medical Education and the Russian Matter, 1925- 1927," Journal of Policy History, October, 2002; "Giving and Taking across Borders: The Rockefeller Foundation and Russia, 1919-1928," Minerva 3 (2001), with Nikolai Krementsov. She edited the diary of Ludwig Aschoff, the Freiburg pathologist, who travelled to Moscow in 1930 to review the work of the Laboratory for Racial Pathology whose founding he spearheaded in 1927 [Vergleichende Völkerpathologie oder Rassenpathologie (Pfaffenweiler: 1998). She is currently editing a collection of essays entitled "Convenient Marriage: Soviet-German Medical Relations between the Wars" and is engaged in a collaborative research project (with Wolfgang Eckart, Heidelberg) entitled "Re-Claiming Place: Germany, Russia and Public Health between the Wars."
JANICE GROSS STEIN
Janice Gross Stein is the Director of the Munk Centre for International Studies and Belzberg Professor of Conflict Management and Negotiation in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and holds the title of University Professor. Her most recent books are Networks of Knowledge, University of Toronto Press; The Cult of Efficiency, Anansi Press; and Street Protests and Fantasy Parks, University of British Columbia Press. She is a member of the Committee on International Conflict Resolution at the National Academy of Science, of the Advisory Group on Cross-Cultural Negotiation and the Advisory Committee for Peacemaking in the 21st Century at the United States Institute for Peace, and of the Committee on International Security at the American Academy of Science.
Jeffrey Kopstein is associate professor of political science at the University of Toronto. Before arriving in Toronto in 2002 he taught at Dartmouth College and the University of Colorado at Boulder. Kopstein has received fellowships from Harvard University and Princeton University, and in 2001 was a recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship while in residence at the University of Munich. His research interest lies in the field of European politics and history. He is the author of The Politics of Economic Decline in East Germany, 1945-1989 (1997) and Comparative Politics: Interests, Identities, and Institutions in a Changing Global Order (2000). His current project, funded in part by the National Science Foundation, is a comparative study of ethnic politics in interwar Central and Eastern Europe.
MICHAEL R. MARRUS
Michael Marrus is Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and the Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Professor of Holocaust Studies at the University of Toronto. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Royal Historical Society, he received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley. He has been a visiting fellow of St. Antony's College, Oxford; the Institute for Advanced Studies of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and has taught as a visiting professor at UCLA and the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He is the author, among other books, of The Politics of Assimilation: French Jews at the Time of the Dreyfus Affair, Vichy France and the Jews (with Robert Paxton), The Unwanted: European Refugees in the Twentieth Century, The Holocaust in History, Mr. Sam: The Life and Times of Samuel Bronfman, and The Nuremberg War Crimes Trial, 1945-46. He was a member of the international Catholic-Jewish historical commission to examine the role of the Vatican during the Holocaust.
CHIEF JUSTICE R. ROY MCMURTRY
The Chief Justice of Ontario practiced law as a trial counsel for 17 years before being elected to the Ontario Legislature in 1975. Immediately upon his election, he was appointed to the Cabinet of the Premier, William G. Davis, as the Attorney General for Ontario, a position which he held until 1985. As Attorney General for Ontario, Mr. McMurtry played a major role in the patriation of the Canadian Constitution in 1982 and the creation of the Canadian Charter of Rights. During that period he also served for 4 years as the Solicitor General for Ontario.
In 1985, Mr. McMurtry was appointed Canada's High Commissioner (Ambassador) to Great Britain, a post which he held until late 1988. Upon his return to Canada, he re-entered the practice of law and in 1991 he was appointed Associate Chief Justice of the Superior Court, Trial Division and Chief Justice of that court in 1994. In February, 1996 he was appointed Chief Justice of Ontario.
Mayo Moran is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto. She recently completed a term as Associate Dean. Professor Moran has degrees in law from McGill (LLB), the University of Michigan (LLM) and the University of Toronto (SJD). She has published in comparative constitutional law, private law and legal theory. Her book Rethinking the Reasonable Person is forthcoming from Oxford University Press. Professor Moran's work focuses on how our practices and theories of responsibility come to terms with discrimination. She is currently engaged in a project on reparations and transitional justice which examines the limits and possibilities of law, particularly private law, in redressing widespread wrongdoing. Professor Moran is also involved in litigation, primarily involving the equality guarantee of the Chater and including the on-going Chinese Canadian Head Tax claim.
Ed Morgan B.A. (Northwestern), LL.B. (Toronto), LL.M. (Harvard) is a law professor at the University of Toronto, teaching in the fields of constitutional law, public international law, private international law, and international criminal law. He was a law clerk to Madam Justice Bertha Wilson of the Supreme Court of Canada in 1984-85. From 1986-89 he was an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, and for eight years he practiced civil litigation at Davies, Ward & Beck in Toronto, first as an associate (1989-92) and then as a partner (1992-97), before returning to the University of Toronto in 1998. He has written International Law and the Canadian Courts (Carswell, 1990), and numerous law journal articles, case comments, and book chapters dealing with international and constitutional law issues. In 2002 he was the guest editor of a special issue of the Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence on the subject of international law theory, and in 2003-4 he will be the guest editor of a special issue of the Leiden Journal of International Law on the subject of the aesthetics of international law. In May 2001 he was elected Chair of Canadian Jewish Congress (Ontario region). He has represented CJC, the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Arab Federation, the Green Party of Canada, the Assembly of First Nations, PEN Canada, the Writers' Union of Canada, the Epilepsy Association of Toronto, NORML Canada, and the African Canadian Legal Clinic in numerous constitutional, international human rights and public interest cases
Derek Penslar is the Zacks Professor of History and Director of the Jewish Studies Program at the University of Toronto. Before joining the U.T. faculty in 1998, Penslar taught for eleven years at Indiana University in Bloomington. Penslar's research centers around the history of modern European Jewry, Zionism, and the state of Israel. His books include Zionism and Technocracy: The Engineering of Jewish Settlement in Palestine, 1870-1918 (1991, Hebrew ed. 2001), In Search of Jewish Community: Jewish Collective Identities in Germany and Austria, 1918-1933 (1998, co-edited with Michael Brenner), and Shylock's Children: Economics and Jewish Identity in Modern Europe (2001). Penslar's current projects include a book of essays on modern Israel's connections with the Jewish past, a documentary history of Zionism, and a monograph on Israeli radio. He is co-editor (with Anita Shapira) of the Journal of Israeli History and a co-editor of the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Modern Jewish Culture (Lamda Foundation, Jerusalem).
Richard Simeon joined the Faculty of Arts and Science, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto in 1990, after a 22-year career at Queen's University. He is a graduate of the University of British Columbia (1964), and received his PhD in Political Science from Yale University in 1968.
Simeon's research and writing has focused on Canadian politics and public policy, with a special emphasis on federalism, the constitution and intergovernmental relations. Among his numerous publications in these areas are the prize-winning Federal-Provincial Diplomacy (1972), Must Canada Fail? (1997), Redesigning the State: The Politics of Constitutional Change in Industrial Nations (edited with Keith Banting, 1982), State, Society and the Development of Canadian Federalism (with Ian Robinson, 1991), and Rethinking Federalism: Citizens, Politics and Markets (edited with Karen Knop, et al, 1996).
More recently, Simeon has engaged in analysis of broader issues in contemporary governance, both in Canada and comparatively. Major works here include: Towards a Social Contract: Can We Make Hard Decisions as if Democracy Matters? (C. D. Howe Institute Benefactors Lecture, 1994) and Degrees of Difference: Canada and the United States in a Changing World (with Keith Banting and George Hoberg, 1997). His current work focuses on federalism, democracy and constitutionalism in divided societies. A co-authored article "Multilevel Governance in South Africa: An Interim Report" appeared in the Fall 2001 issue of Publius: The Journal of Federalism. He was Coordinator for the panel on Constitutional Design at a conference on Democratic Transition and Consolidation, Madrid, 2001, and is currently a member of the Advisory Council of the Club de Madrid, an association of former heads of government of transitional democracies that was founded at the conference.
PETER H. SOLOMON JR.
Peter H. Solomon Jr. is Professor of Political Science, Law, and Criminology and Director of the Centre for Russian and East European Studies He is the author of Soviet Criminal Justice under Stalin (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996), and coauthor (with Todd S. Foglesong) of Courts and Transition in Russia: The Challenge of Judicial Reform (Boulder: Westview, 2000). He is an active participant in judicial reform programs in Russia, including the Canada-Russia Judicial Partnership.
Professor Tessler specializes in Comparative Politics and Middle East Studies. He has attended university and/or conducted field research in Tunisia, Israel, Morocco, Egypt, and Palestine (West Bank and Gaza). He is one of the very few American scholars to have studied and lived for extended periods in both the Arab world and Israel. He has also spent several years teaching and consulting in Sub-Saharan Africa.
His research and publications have tended to focus on (1) the nature, determinants, and implications of political attitudes held by ordinary citizens; (2) the characteristics, policies, and strategies of governments and political leaders in the Middle East; and (3) the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He is presently analyzing public opinion data from six Middle Eastern countries, giving prominent attention to attitudes and values relating to democracy, Israeli-Palestinian peace, political Islam, and gender.
Professor Tessler is President of the American Institute for Maghrib Studies, a member of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers, located at the Smithsonian Institution. He is also on the Steering Committee of the Palestinian American Research Center, another CAORC member; editor of the Indiana University Press series in Middle East Studies; and past President of the Association for Israel Studies. His prior university administrative experience includes the direction of two Title VI National Resource Centers: the University of Wisconsin Joint Center for International Studies at Milwaukee and Madison, and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies of the University of Arizona.
ROBERT-JAN VAN PELT
Dr. Robert-Jan van Pelt is one of the world's leading experts on Auschwitz. He is the co-author of the award-winning book Auschwitz 1270 to the Present, initiated and chaired the workgroup that created the first masterplan for the future of the Auschwitz museum, and appeared in Errol Morris's recent movie Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter Jr. and the PBS documentary Nazi Designers of Death. Van Pelt was one of the four internationally renowned historians who served as expert witnesses for the defence in the Irving-Lipstadt trial. His most recent book is a general history of the Holocaust entitled Holocaust: A History (W.W. Norton, 2002), co-authored with Debórah Dwork
The Dutch--born van Pelt received his Ph.D. from the University of Leyden, The Netherlands. His original work is in the history of ideas and architectural history. His interest in the biographies of the architects of Auschwitz led him to study the history of that camp and this, in turn, brought him in touch with Holocaust Denial. He is the author of seven books, contributed chapters to another fifteen books, and has published more than thirty articles. He is the recipient of various honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship. Van Pelt is a Professor of Architecture at the University of Waterloo in Canada.
Morton Weinfeld is Professor of Sociology and holder of the Chair in Canadian Ethnic Studies at McGill University. He received a BA from McGill in 1970, a Masters in Education and Social policy from Harvard in 1973, and a Ph.D. in Sociology and Education from Harvard in 1977. He has published many books and articles in the areas of ethnic and race relations, immigration, multiculturalism, Canadian Studies, and Jewish Studies. He has served as an advisor and consultant to the Canadian and Quebec governments on matters dealing with these areas, notably on the federal Canadian Multiculturalism Advisory Committee.
He currently writes a monthly column for the Canadian Jewish News. His recent and relevant books include: Like Everyone Else, But Different: The Paradoxical Success of Canadian Jews, published by McClelland and Stewart in the fall of 2001. This book won a 2002 Canadian Jewish Book Award, the Louis L. Lockshin-Frances and Samuel Stein memorial Prize for Scholarship on a Canadian Jewish theme. Still Moving: Recent Jewish Migration in Comparative Perspective, edited with Daniel Elazar, published by Transaction in 2000; Ethnicity, Politics, and Public Policy: Case Studies in Canadian Diversity, edited with Harold Troper, published by University of Toronto Press, 1999; Who Speaks for Canada? Words That Shape a Country, edited with Desmond Morton, McClelland and Stewart, 1998.
LORRAINE E. WEINRIB
Professor Lorraine E. Weinrib holds law degrees from the University of Toronto (LL.B. 1973) and Yale University (LL.M. 1985). She was appointed to the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in 1988, with a cross appointment to the Department of Political Science. From 1975 until her appointment to the University of Toronto, Professor Weinrib held the position of Crown Law Officer and later the position of Director of Constitutional Law and Policy at the Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario. While in government service, Professor Weinrib did extensive legal and policy work on a full range of public law issues and also argued many cases before the Supreme Court of Canada. She also participated in the legal and policy work that culminated in the adoption of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, 1982. She has published extensively on the Charter, and rights-protection generally, in Canada, South Africa, Israel and the United States and has also contributed to public debate on constitutional issues. Professor Weinrib's range of interests include examination of the convergence of constitutional practice in post-WWII liberal democracies and is now writing a book about Canada's Charter as an example of that phenomenon. She has taught comparative constitutional law as a visiting professor at the Michigan Law School (1993), Hebrew University Faculty of Law (1994), the University of the Wittswatersrand Faculty of Law, South Africa (1995) and the University of Tel Aviv Faculty of Law (2000 and 2002).
Professor Weinrib's publications include: "Hate Promotion in a Free and Democratic Society: R. V. Keegstra", (1991) 36 McGill L.J. 1416-1449 -- reprinted in S.J. Heyman ed., Hate Speech and the Constitution, (New York: Garland Publishing, 1996); "Ensuring Equality: The Role of the Community", in R. Klein and F. Dimant, eds., From Immigration to Integration: The Canadian Jewish Experience (Toronto: Malcolm Lester: 2001); "Terrorism's Challenge to the Constitutional Order" in The Security of Freedom: Essays on Canada's Anti-Terrorism Bill, R. J. Daniels, P. Macklem, and K. Roach eds. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2001) 93-108; Canada's Charter of Rights: Paradigm Lost? (2002) 6 Rev. Constitutional Studies 119; "The Supreme Court of Canada in the Age of Rights: Constitutional Democracy, The Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights under Canada's Constitution" (2001) 80 Can. Bar Rev. 699; "Constitutional Conceptions, Constitutional Comparativism" in Vicki Jackson and Mark Tushnet, eds., Defining the Field of Comparative Constitutional Law (Westport, Connecticut: Praeger Publishers, 2002) 23. Her article "Do Justice to Us': Jews and the Constitution of Canada", is forthcoming in M. Brown et al ed., Not Written in Stone: Jews, Constitutions and Constitutionalism in Canada (Univ. of Ottawa Press).
Professor Piotr Wróbel holds the Konstanty Reynert Chair of Polish Studies at the University of Toronto. Prior to his appointment in 1994, he taught at the University of Warsaw, at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Michigan State University at East Lansing and at the University of California at Davis. He graduated from the University of Warsaw in 1977 and he obtained his Ph. D. there in 1984. He has been a visiting scholar at the Institute of European History in Mainz, at Humboldt University in Berlin, at the Institute of Polish-Jewish Studies at Oxford, and at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. During 1987-1991, he was w research fellow at the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw and, during 1987-1988, he served as research director of a clandestine Eastern Archive, which collected materials on the Polish people deported to the Soviet Union after 1939. He authored or co-authored about 50 scholarly articles and nine books, including The Historical Dictionary of Poland, 1945-1996 published by the Greenwood Press in 1998. He serves on the Advisory Board of Polin: A Journal of Polish-Jewish Studies, on the Board of Directors of the Polish-Jewish Heritage Foundation of Canada and on the Governing Council of the American Association for Polish-Jewish Studies
STEVEN J. ZIPPERSTEIN
Steven J. Zipperstein is Daniel E. Koshland Professor in Jewish Culture and History and Co-Director of the Taube Center for Jewish Studies at Stanford University. He is currently Shapiro Senior Scholar in Residence at the United States Memorial Holocaust Museum. He has taught at Oxford (where he was on faculty for six years), and at universities in France, Russia, and Poland. His first book, The Jews of Odessa: A Cultural History, 1794-1881 (Stanford University Press, 1985) won the Smilen Prize and was named the outstanding book on Jewish history published that year. His second book, Elusive Prophet: Ahad Ha'am and the Origins of Zionism (University of California Press, 1993) won the National Jewish Book Award. In 1998, it appeared in Israel in a Hebrew translation published by the Ofakim series of Am Oved. He has co-edited two other books, including (with Jonathan Frankel) Assimilation and Community: The Jews in Nineteenth-Century Europe (Cambridge University Press, 1992) and he is the editor, with Aron Rodrigue, of Jewish Social Studies: History, Culture, and Society. His most recent book, based on the Stroum Lectures he delivered at the University of Washington, Seattle, is entitled Imagining Russian Jewry: Memory, History, Identity (University of Washington Press, 1999) He has nearly completed a biography of the novelist and literary critic, Isaac Rosenfeld, and he is now at work on a history of Russian and East European Jewry from the 18th center to the present.
Professor Zipperstein's work has appeared in many languages, including Hebrew, Russian, and French. He has held Fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Jerusalem, at Wolfson College, Oxford, and he was a Fellow last spring at the Institute for Advanced Studies of the Yitzhak Rabin Center, in Tel Aviv. He is President of the Conference of Jewish Social Studies, Vice President of the Association for Jewish Studies, and Director of the Koret Institute, a think-tank on contemporary Jewish affairs.
He is the recipient of the Judah L. Magnes Gold Medal from the American Friends of the Hebrew University, and the Koret Prize for outstanding contributions to Jewish life. He has given the Weizmann Memorial Lecture in the Humanities at the Weizmann Institute, and endowed lectures at UC Berkeley, University of Texas, University of Oregon, and elsewhere. He is a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the Center for Jewish History, in New York, he is a member of the advisory board of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, and he is on the board of several leading academic journals.
Zipperstein has published some thirty articles and review essays in a wide range of journals, magazines, and newspapers, including the New York Times, the Washington Post Book World, Los Angeles Times, and the Forward, The New Republic, and Dissent.