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Ruth Messinger: What's Jewish about Social Justice?

Ruth Messinger

Ruth W. Messinger, Global Ambassador of American Jewish World Service (AJWS), will speak about the Jewish obligation to work and advocate effectively for social justice.
Her talk is part of Faith, Hope, and Knowledge: Interfaith Dialogues for Global Justice and Peace, organized by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies and Cornell United Religious Work. This event is cosponsored by the Jewish Studies Program and Cornell Hillel.

A former New York City council member and Manhattan borough president, Messinger served as president of AJWS from 1998 to 2016. She is a member of the World Bank’s Moral Imperative Task Force to end extreme poverty, serves on various boards, and holds honorary degrees from several seminaries. She also works on social justice issues with the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and the Jewish Community Center of Manhattan.

The “Faith, Hope, and Knowledge” initiative is supported by the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs as part of its strategic priority to promote global-at-home learning.

Time and Place
March 27, 2018, 4:30 pm
Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, 132 Goldwin Smith Hall on Cornell campus