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New Videos Monthly, 8/2/2017

Following are the online recordings (webcasts) of recent public programs pertaining to the Library’s international collections. To discover more videos, visit the four area studies divisions here: African and Middle Eastern, Asian, European, and Hispanic.

African and Middle Eastern Division

TITLE: King Solomon’s Table (view on YouTube)
SPEAKER:
Joan Nathan
EVENT DATE:
2017/05/15
RUNNING TIME:
59 minutes
TRANSCRIPT:
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DESCRIPTION: Joan Nathan shared stories and recipes from her latest cookbook “King Solomon’s Table: a Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking from Around the World.”

TITLE: Imperial Ethiopia’s Unique Symbols, Structures & Role in the Modern World (view on YouTube)
SPEAKER:
Gregory Copley
EVENT DATE:
2017/05/11
RUNNING TIME:
60 minutes
TRANSCRIPT:
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DESCRIPTION: Gregory R. Copley discussed his research on the role of Ethiopia in the modern world.
Speaker Biography: Gregory R. Copley is president of the International Strategic Studies Association.

TITLE: How I Found my Jewish American Family (view on YouTube)
SPEAKER:
Daniel Horowitz
EVENT DATE:
2017/05/08
RUNNING TIME:
66 minutes
TRANSCRIPT:
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DESCRIPTION: Daniel Horowitz spoke about how to conduct genealogy research in a program cosponsored with the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington.

TITLE: Oedipus in Brooklyn & Other Stories by Blume Lempel (view on YouTube)
SPEAKER:
Ellen Cassedy , Yermiyahu Aaron Taub
EVENT DATE:
2017/03/22
RUNNING TIME:
52 minutes
TRANSCRIPT:
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DESCRIPTION: Ellen Cassedy and Yermiyahu Ahron Taub discussed their translation of the Yiddish book, “Oedipus in Brooklyn” by Blume Lempel.

Asian Division

TITLE: Is a History of North Korea Without Kim II-Sung Possible? (view on YouTube)
SPEAKER:
Andre Schmid
EVENT DATE:
2017/04/25
RUNNING TIME:
58 minutes
TRANSCRIPT:
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DESCRIPTION: Andre Schmid argued that the type of North Korean materials available in the Library of Congress enable us to understand the early history of North Korea without always returning to the words and “guidance” of Kim II-Sung.
Speaker Biography: Andre Schmid teaches in the department of East Asian studies at University of Toronto.

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