The Simon and Riva Spatz Visiting Chair in Jewish Studies will bring distinguished scholars from around the world to Dalhousie University. Their expertise and unique perspective will enrich the local and national dialogue on the complex cultural issues facing Jewish society in the world today.

As part of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Chair will help provide students an education rich in cultural, social and ethical exploration, so that they may gain a better understanding of themselves and the world.

Teaching, research and community outreach

With a focus on contemporary topics, the Visiting Chair will have an impact on a cross-section of programs within the Faculty. Through teaching, research and community outreach the Chair will build on our strengths in areas such as:

  • Canadian Studies
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Literatures
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Classics
  • Social Anthropology
  • History

The Simon and Riva Spatz Visiting Chair in Jewish Studies will add a new dimension to the social and cultural discussions that will shape the future of Nova Scotia, Canada and the world. By having internationally renowned experts on campus, Dalhousie will become a focal point for this important dialogue.