On Campus | Opening Session | Defining Antisemitism

Defining Antisemitism between History and Politics

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Monday | 30.05.22 | 17:00

Defining Antisemitism between History and Politics

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

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