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The “Antisemitism in Comparative Perspective” seminar series of the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP) continues to generate a steady flow of high-quality presentations and papers on a wide range of topics relating to antisemitism. Between 2012 and 2014, ISGAP hosted seminars at Harvard University, McGill University, Columbia University Law School, Fordham University’s Lincoln Center Campus in New York, the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, the University of Miami, Sapienza University (Rome), and other academic institutions. The present volume―a worthy follow-up to The Yale Papers: Antisemitism in Comparative Perspective (2015)―contains a selection of papers presented during this period. Like the seminars on which they are based, these papers cover topics that have profound implications for our understanding of contemporary antisemitism, its impact on Jews and non-Jews, and our efforts to combat this irrational yet enduring prejudice.


Charles Asher Small, Founder and Executive Director, Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP); Visiting Professor, Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, Tel Aviv University

The Roots and Themes of Turkish Antisemitism
Rıfat Bali, Research Fellow, Alberto Benveniste Center for Sephardic Studies and Culture, Religious Studies Department, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Sorbonne; Member, Ottoman-Turkish Sephardic Culture Research Center

The Roots and Current Implications of Iranian Antisemitism
Matthias Küntzel, Author and political scientist; research associate, Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism (SICSA), Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Antisemitism in the Public and Private Discourse of Hezbollah
Matthew Levitt with Kelsey Segawa, Dr. Matthew Levitt is the Fromer-Wexler fellow and director of the Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Kelsey Segawa is a research intern in the Washington Institute’s Stein program

Arab and Muslim Antisemitism: Reconsideration, Reflection, and Some Propositions
Salim Mansur, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Western Ontario, Canada

Radical Islamism and the Arab Upheaval
Meir Litvak, Associate Professor at the Department of Middle Eastern History, Director of the Alliance Center for Iranian Studies, and Senior Research Fellow at the Dayan Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Tel Aviv University

Antisemitism among Muslims in Europe
Günther Jikeli, Visiting Associate Professor, Justin M. Druck Family Scholar, Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism at Indiana University. Research Fellow at ISGAP, the Moses Mendelssohn Center for European-Jewish Studies at Potsdam University, and the Groupe Sociétés, Religions, Laïcités at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (GSRL/CNRS), Paris

Muslim Antisemitism: A Litmus Test for the West
Neil J. Kressel, Professor of Psychology and Director, Honors Program in the Social Sciences, William Paterson University of New Jersey

The Thinking Class and the Middle East: Pride and Prejudice vs. Intelligence
Michael Widlanski, Schusterman Visiting Professor, University of California, Irvine; Lecturer, Bar-Ilan University

Free Speech and Antisemitism: Comparative Approaches to Antisemitic Speech in the United States and Europe
Alexander Tsesis, Raymond and Mary Simon Chair in Constitutional Law and Professor of Law, Loyola University, Chicago, School of Law

Antisemitism, Higher Education, and the Law
Kenneth L. Marcus, President and General Counsel, Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, Washington, DC

The Swastika as a Symbol of Happiness: Polish Judges and Prosecutors in Antisemitic and Racist Hate Cases
Aleksandra Gliszczyńska-Grabias, Research Fellow, ISGAP; Junior Researcher, Poznań Human Rights Centre, Institute of Legal Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences

The Forgotten Nuremberg Hate Speech Case: Otto Dietrich and the Future of Persecution Law
Gregory S. Gordon, Associate Dean (Development/External Affairs) and Director, Research Postgraduates Programme at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Faculty of Law; former Prosecutor, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and United States Department of Justice; J.D., U.C. Berkeley School of Law

Misunderstanding of the Phenomenon of Antisemitism in Some Recent Influential Studies on the Holocaust
Dan Michman, Head of the International Institute for Holocaust Research and Incumbent of the John Najmann Chair of Holocaust Studies, Yad Vashem; Professor of Modern Jewish History and Chair of the Arnold and Leona Finkler Institute of Holocaust Research, Bar-Ilan University