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ISGAP is a global interdisciplinary research center that is
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ISGAP Flashpoint

Resentment, Anxiety and Careerism: Accounting for Antisemitism in the Academy and Among the Intelligentsia

Recently I’ve been professionally involved in surveys of two very different Jewish populations – one of Jewish university students on 55 American campuses and the other of Jewish leaders in 28 European countries. Yet a majority of respondents in both surveys reported great concern about antisemitism.

The 2013 Pew Survey revealed that older American Jews are unlikely to meet antisemitism but young Jews do meet it. Where in the US today is one most likely to find antisemitism? Where are swastikas painted? Not on shop windows or at railroad stations not at the sports stadium but on university campuses on Jewish fraternity houses and on banners at campus demonstrations.

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The Terror Attack at the Pulse Club in Orlando

Too many similarities and some differences mark the terror attack in Tel Aviv on June 8 and the terror attack in Orlando on June 12.

In Tel Aviv, two cousins inspired by hateful incitement blended into the crowd with a mission to kill as many civilians as possible. They used improvised weapons (Carl Gustav) and were able to kill four (one apparently died from a heart attack on the scene) and injured nine. They came to Tel Aviv illegally from a small village near Hebron in the West Bank.

In Orlando, one person inspired by hateful incitement entered a crowded gay nightclub with a mission to kill as many patrons as possible. He used an AR-15 and was able to kill 50 and injure 53 in what turned out to be the deadliest carnage in US history. He is a US citizen of Afghan origin, worked as a security guard and aspired to be a police officer. He had been flagged twice by the FBI. While his first wife suggested there were no signs to indicate he intended to commit a terror attack, his second wife is facing a possible grand jury investigation as a possible accessory.

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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.

Publications
Publications

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. 

Latest from ISGAP

Dr. Small & Pope Francis

The Johnny Appleseed of Judeophobia studies - Jerusalem Post Feature

Dr. Charles Asher Small, Executive Director of ISGAP, has been actively combatting antisemitism across the globe. His many exploits were recently documented in the Jerusalem Post. Click here to read the article.
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Executive Director of ISGAP Conducts Q&A with The Jewish Week

Dr. Charles Asher Small addressed the dangerous rise of antisemitism in Europe during his interview with The Jewish Week. Click here to read the article.
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Dr. Glen Feder, Director of ISGAP France, i24 News Interview

Dr. Glen Feder, Director of ISGAP France and Senior Research Fellow, sat down with i24 News to discuss the connection between increasing emigration to Israel and antisemitism. Interview in French.  Click here to watch. 
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Executive Director, Dr. Charles Small's Radio Interview

ISGAP’s Executive Director, Dr. Charles Asher Small sat with Dr. Luis Fleischman, Vice President for Jewish Community Relations Council at the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, Florida and the host of “The Power of Gentle Talk” to discuss antisemitism, Islamism, and the BDS Movement.  Click here to watch the video.
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ISGAP Featured in Jerusalem Post Article

ISGAP’s Executive Director and other Senior members of ISGAP spoke at the Israeli Knesset on December 29th, read The Jerusalem Post’s coverage of the event. Click here to read the article. 
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