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This is a personal account of the author's service as a member of President Obama's Cultural Property Advisory Committee. It reflects upon the purpose of the committee, its composition and the nature of its work, as well as the wider impact of the United States government's efforts to contribute to cultural-heritage preservation worldwide.
There will be a reception follow in the Tozzer Anthropology Building Atrium (21 Divinity Ave).
As part of the Medieval History Workshop, Ra'anan Boustan and Karen Brit will speak on "Greek Kings and Judaean Priests in the Late Antique Synagogue: The Newly Discovered 'Elephant Mosaic' at Huqoq (Israel)."