Gish Amit has been involved in non-formal education for some twenty years. He taught cinema and literature at the Arab Democratic School in Jaffa, and lectured in philosophy and critical theory at Tel-Aviv University and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Amit is a co-author (with Gadi Avidan and Chen Lampert) of The Unheard Voice: A Different View on Children at Schools (in Hebrew, HaKibbutz HaMeuchad, 2005), and author of Ex-Libris: the Jewish National and University Library 1945-1955 (in Hebrew, Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, in print). Amit holds a BA and an MA from Tel-Aviv University in the fields of philosophy and literature, and a doctorate from the Hebrew literature department of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He was recently a post-doctoral fellow at the EUME (The Middle East in Europe) program in Berlin.
This event is co-sponsored by the Middle East Institute, the Department of Art History and Archaeology, and the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life at Columbia University.
Dr. Amit is speaking in conjunction with the two-day conference, Ghosts of the Past: Nazi-Looted Art and Its Legacies.