Based on his Evolve essay, Rabbi Langer will review the current U.S. immigration crisis and elaborate on how you can advocate effectively for a just policy.
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About Rabbi Armin Langer, Ph.D.
Armin Langer is a DAAD Visiting Assistant Professor at the Center for European Studies, University of Florida. Before joining UF, he held visiting fellowships at Brandeis University’s Schusterman Center for Israel Studies and the Center for German Studies at the University of Virginia. His research interests are migration, identity politics and populism in Europe and the U.S.. He is the author of a monograph on German-Jewish integration, co-edited an anthology on Jewish-Muslim entanglements and has written numerous articles for academic and non-academic publications. Armin earned his Ph.D. in sociology from Humboldt University of Berlin and pursued studies in philosophy and Jewish studies in Budapest, Jerusalem, Potsdam, and Washington, D.C. He received ordination as a rabbi from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. He has taught and led services in Jewish communities in the U.S., Mexico, Sweden, Germany, Austria and Hungary.
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