Hatred Old and New: The Roots and Resurgence of Antisemitism
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Robert Braun, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology. Expertise: Jewish-Christian relationships in the Low Countries
John Efron, Koret Professor, Department of History.Expertise: Cultural and social history of German Jewry
Ethan Katz, Associate Professor, Department of History.Expertise: Jewish-Muslim relations and the Jews of modern France and its empire
Ronit Stahl, Assistant Professor, Department of History. Expertise: Religious pluralism in American society
Paula Fass, Esther and Jacques Reutlinger Director of the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, Margaret Byrne Professor of History Emerita
Hatred against Jews has re-emerged today as a major problem on the Left and the Right– in European and American politics, and frequently on college campuses. What accounts for this resurgence? What has been the historical evolution of antisemitism that helps explain the current moment? What forms is antisemitism taking today? How much is it connected to or distinct from the rise of other hateful ideologies? This panel of experts addresses these issues, with ample time for questions and discussion.
This is the inaugural event in a year-long Antisemitism Education Initiative of the Chancellor’s Committee on Jewish Life and Campus Climate, and in the 2019-2020 Pell Series on Antisemitism and the Holocaust by the Center for Jewish Studies.