Learn how scientists around the globe rallied to the cause of their beleaguered brethren as they faced the tyranny of the Soviet Union. Dr. Jack Minker, a computer scientist and 40 year veteran of the movement for Soviet Jewry, will discuss his new book, Scientific Freedom and Human Rights: Scientists of Conscience during the Cold War, which details that struggle and how it related to broader movements for human rights.
Dr. Minker is the founding chairman of the University of Maryland's computer science department, where he currently serves as Professor Emeritus. He has received numerous awards, both for his pioneering work in artificial intelligence and his advocacy for human rights.
Location: Lillian & Albert Small Jewish Museum,
701 Third Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
Free and open to the public; $5 minimum suggested donation.
The book is available for purchase through the Amazon.com link on our website. Purchases benefit JHSGW. Bring your copy of the book for Dr. Minker's signature.
Bring your lunch; drinks and dessert provided.
Event begins at 12:00PM
Presented by: Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington