Talks

Upcoming….


March 23, 2020
@ the University of Virginia
Paul and Dorothy Grob Memorial Lecture

April 2, 2020 @ the OAH
“The Church Amendment: State Action and Conscience Politics”

**To schedule a talk or event, please email me: rystahl {at} berkeley {dot} edu**

….Past (Selected)

September, 17, 2019 @ University of California, Berkeley
Roundtable: “Hatred Old and New: The Roots and Resurgence of Antisemitism”

June 5-7, 2019 @ Rethinking American Political History Conference (Purdue University)
“Religion Matters” Roundtable

May 10, 2019 @ CSU-Bakersfield
“The Four Chaplains: Race and Religion in the US Military Chaplaincy”

March 25-26, 2019 @ University of Hong Kong
(1) Religion and Higher Education Conversation
(2) “Troubling Conscience: Religious Freedom and Health Care in Modern America”

March 14, 2019 @ University of Michigan
#MeToo and Jewish Feminisms Panel

February 10, 2019 @ College of Charleston
“Interfaith in Action: American Jews and Religious Pluralism in the U.S. Military”

January 4, 2019 @ American Catholic Historical Association
Roundtable, “Reconsidering ‘Catholic'”

November 10, 2018 @ USIH Conference
Roundtable, “Praying Like a State: What Religion Tells Us About Government and Vice Versa”

November 8, 2018 @ Michigan State University,
“‘A Major Political Battle’: Women and the Fight to Become Military Chaplains”

July 12, 2018 @ the U.S. Marine Corps, History Division (Quantico, VA)
“God and War: The US Military Chaplaincy”

April 24, 2018 @ NYU {Elihu Rose Lecture in Military History}
“Matériel and Material Culture: Objects of Faith in the U.S. Military”

April 19, 2018 @ Columbia University, Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life, “Enlisting Faith: Religion and State in the U.S. Armed Forces”

April 13, 2018 @ Katz Center, University of Pennsylvania
“Troubling Conscience: Religious Freedom and Health Care in America”

March 20, 2018 @ Cornell University
“Sex, Marriage, and the American Military Chaplain”

February 26, 2018 @ Ohio State University, Center for Ethics and Human Values: Conversations on Morality, Politics, and Society (COMPAS)
Conscience Laws Conversation with Dr. Abraham Nussbaum

February 7, 2018 @ National Museum of American Jewish Military History
“Military Chaplains: Past and Present”

February 6, 2018 @ Florida State University’s Institute on World War II and the Human Experience
“Four Chaplains Day: Religious Pluralism in the U.S. Military, Then and Now”

February 1, 2018 @ Salisbury University, African American History Month Lecture
“Pride and Prejudice: African American Chaplains at War”

January 26, 2018 @ Congregation Beth Israel (Media, PA), Raz Lecture

January 19-21, 2018 @ Congregation Olam Tikvah (Fairfax, VA), Scholar-in-Residence

December 13, 2017 @ University of Michigan
“From ‘God, War, and Politics’ to Enlisting Faith

December 4, 2017 @ the U.S. Naval Academy
“Gender and the Military Chaplaincy”

December 3, 2017 @ the Annapolis Book Store

November 9-10, 2017
@ Binghamton University
(1) Lecture, “Fighting With Faith: Jewish Military Chaplains and the American State”
(2) Upstate NY Modern U.S. History Workshop, “The Lost Ethical Assumptions of the 1973 Church Amendment”

October 17, 2017 @ the Center for Jewish History: Jewish New York, 1917

October 16, 2017 @ the University of Pittsburgh
(1) Medical Humanities Monday — “Conscientious Objection and Professional Obligation: From Military Chaplains to Modern Medicine”
(2) Jewish Studies Colloquium — “Fighting With Faith: Jewish Military Chaplains and the American State”

April 28, 2017 @ Congregation Ohev Shalom, “World War I and American Jews.”

April 5, 2017 @ Temple University’s Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy, “Fighting with Faith: The Military Chaplaincy and the American State.”.

January 28, 2016 @ Washington University in St. Louis, “War Stories: How Religion and State Converge in the U.S. Military,” with a response by Margot Canaday (Princeton University).