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ISGAP Flashpoint

Chaolin: A Senseless Death

The life of Chaolin Zhang, an unassuming 49 year-old dressmaker and father of two, was stomped out on a sidewalk in Aubervilliers on the 12th of August, for no reason. One assault among so many, nothing out of the ordinary for the thugs that have been targeting Chinese people in the Seine-St. Denis banlieue for years as if they had a god-given right. Did Chaolin try to protect his friend? Did he fail to show respect for the assailants, three “youths,” as they say, the better to hide their origins? They beat him up, aiming as usual for the head. Chaolin died 5 days later without ever coming out of the coma.

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Butchering History but Not the Jews, the Case of Post-Revolutionary Ukraine

“Glory to the nation! Death to the enemies!”

This chant was heard across Kiev’s central Maidan Square in late 2013 as thousands of Ukrainians massed in protest against the corruption and brutality Viktor Yanukovych, their pro-Russian President.

It was a chilling slogan, bearing harsh connotations for those who understood its identification with the Ukrainian nationalist movement of the early to mid-twentieth century, especially the descendants of their Jewish victims.

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Seminar Series
Seminar Series

The ISGAP Seminar Series, “Antisemitism in Comparative Perspective,” explores antisemitism in various regional contexts, using an array of approaches within a comprehensive, interdisciplinary framework. In this series, eminent scholars and researchers are invited to present the results of their research in an informal scholarly setting.


ISGAP Research Papers reflect the broad range of academic activities associated with ISGAP, its faculty, and scholars associated with our mandate. ISGAP Books includes several volumes containing a selection of papers published by the Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism, including several presented at the “Global Antisemitism: A Crisis of Modernity” conference organized by YIISA/ISGAP at Yale University in August 2010.

Summer Institute
Summer Institute

The ISGAP Summer Institute is a two week intensive, workshop-based program aimed at developing curricula for courses on antisemitism. The institute is held at Hertford College, University of Oxford. Under the guidance of leading international scholars, participants will develop syllabi for courses in the critical interdisciplinary study of antisemitism. After completing the program, participants will teach these courses at their home institutions. 

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ISGAP Initiates Expert Consultation on Measuring Antisemitism

Leading scholars, experts and practitioners from Europe, North America and Israel held a closed meeting in Paris, to confront the question of how to build an effective multi-layered “tool” to measure antisemitism effectively. Please view the press release from the proceedings below. MEASURING ANITSEMITISM: EXPERT MEETING As more governments are accepting responsibility for monitoring and collecting data on […]

ISGAP to Address OSCE on Looming Threat of Antisemitism

ISGAP Executive Director Charles Asher Small will represent ISGAP in Warsaw, Poland at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) this September, 2016. At the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, Dr. Small will address OSCE officials on the looming threat of antisemitism and how contemporary antisemitism is connected directly with security […]
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Juggling the Jigsaw Produced by Filmmaker Ian Halperin

The World Turned Upside Down No.1 NY Times bestselling author and award winning filmmaker Ian Halperin, wants the world to know that the current wave of antisemitism is gaining power every day and that unless something is done about it asap more and more Jews will leave Europe because they fear for their safety. TO […]
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Oxford Union Debate on Holocaust Denial Criminalisation

ISGAP Executive Director, Dr. Charles Asher Small, speaks in the defense of the opposition. Click here to watch

Professor Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel was so much.  A boy from Siget who experienced and saw what no person should ever.  He became a witness.   A voice for those who were murdered by the Nazis.  A voice for those whose memories were under constant threat of eradication.  He was an author.  He was a professor.  He was […]

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