Program Details

J. Robert Oppenheimer: The Man and His Times Graciously underwritten by Vivian Ross and Sandy Silver in memory of Beverly Ross

Stephen Berk
Video Catch-up

Course Description

With the success of the recently released movie, "Oppenheimer,"  it's time to separate fact from fiction. In this very special one-time event, Dr. Stephen Berk will look at Oppenheimer, the man, in the context of history. History without context is meaningless. This program is not to be missed!

About the Instructor

  • Stephen Berk, Ph.D., is a professor of history at Union College in Schenectady, New York, where he holds the Henry and Sally Schaffer Chair in Holocaust and Jewish Studies. He is the author of "Year of Crisis, Year of Hope: Russian Jewry and the Pogroms of 1881-1882". Berk has written articles on Russian and Jewish history, anti-Semitism, and the Middle East. In 2010, he was designated an Israel Hero for his defense and advocacy of the State of Israel by JERNY, the Jewish Educational Resources of New York. In 2013, he was the recipient of the Citizen Laureate Award from the University of Albany Foundation.