On Campus | Opening Session | Defining Antisemitism
Defining Antisemitism between History and Politics
Monday | 30.05.22 | 17:00
International Workshop |
What is antisemitism? Is it important to define antisemitism? Is anti-Zionism a case of antisemitism? Is antisemitism a form of racism?
This international conference aims to address such questions from a variety of disciplines and perspectives.
Greetings: Shai Lavi, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute
Julius von Freytag-Loringhoven, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom
Why has the definition of antisemitism led to a heated public controversy? What are the challenges and negative effects of existing definitions and of definitions in general? Two keynote speakers will offer their insights on the politics of antisemitism today.
Chair: Prof. Alon Confino, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Discourse on Antisemitism, Its Uses and Abuses
Prof. Moshe Halbertal, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and New York University
An Exponential Increase in Antisemitism Accusations in Three Cultural Shifts: The German Case
Prof. Esra Özyürek, University of Cambridge