Jeff Kopstein

As the newly appointed director of the campus’s Center for Jewish Studies, [UCI political science professor Jeffrey] Kopstein envisions UCI becoming a global leader in Jewish studies, not only educating its diverse student body but building bridges of understanding into the community and facilitating exchanges with Israeli higher education institutions … “Jewish culture is a microcosm of diversity, demonstrating the potential for both tremendous achievement and good as a people and tremendous tragedy,” Kopstein says. “We live in a society, as well as a campus, of great and increasing diversity. We need to know how to get along with each other.”

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