Berk Nov 2022 - Ayelet Tours, Ltd.


November 1, 8, 15, 22

A virtual series presented by PROF. STEPHEN BERK

Partner? Threat? Superpower? China looms large into the 21st century, casting a shadow over all four corners of the earth. Join Prof. Stephen Berk to trace the history of the Middle Kingdom. Asia’s Red Dragon has a history rich with art, politics, science and philosophy. We’ll travel through time to ancient dynasties, up to the dark days of early communism, then from the Cultural Revolution, through Nixon’s visit, right up to becoming a modern economic powerhouse. China never ceases to amaze, intrigue, baffle and worry the west – unpack it all, including live Q&A after each formal program with legendary scholar Prof. Stephen Berk.

ALL PROGRAMS AT 7:30pm ET – November 1, 8, 15, 22

  • Session One: China – a History from the Dynasties
  • Session Two: Mao’s Cultural Revolution Changes the World
  • Session Three: The Sleeping Giant Awakes – China in the Modern Age
  • Session Four: Current Events through a Jewish Lens


  • Featuring Live moderated chat, and post-talk Q&A with Prof. Berk each session
  • Full Program Cost: $80 for ALL FOUR SESSIONS 
  • Sessions are recorded – view missed sessions via private link (youtube/google log-in required)
  • Session size is limited – register now…


Price: $ 80.00

Deep Dive Details:

Prof. Stephen M. Berk is a Professor of History at Union College in Schenectady, New York, Chair of the Department of History, Director of the Program in Comparative Communist Studies and Faculty Advisor to the Jewish Student Organization. He is author of Year of Crisis, Year of Hope: Russian Jewry and the Pogroms of 1881-1882 (Greenwood Press, 1985). At the present time Professor Berk is writing a book entitled, Our People Are Your People: American Jewry and the Struggle for Civil Rights 1854-1965. The book provides an interesting discussion of an extremely important chapter in the history of the civil rights movement and attempts to dispel the myths and misunderstandings that surround the Black-Jewish relationship. Professor Berk is also the author of many articles on Russian History, Russian Jewish History, anti-Semitism and American Policy in the Middle East. Professor Berk is frequently consulted by newspaper reporters and by television and radio stations including the BBC. He has lectured in numerous universities in countless cities and towns in the United States and Israel and is a primary speaker for the UJA, Israel Bonds and B’nai B’rith. Professor Berk is considered an absolutely superb lecturer and teacher. Touring with him has been compared to attending a “traveling university…his lectures are outstanding.” He is always informative, interesting and entertaining. He has lectured as scholar-in-residence for us on many trips to Russia, Spain, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, Europe and Israel. It is a privilege to have him with us!



Price: $ 80.00


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