ISGAP-Oxford, High Level Workshop for Government Civil Servants and Policy Experts on Understanding and Combatting Antisemitism

Spring 2022


ISGAP Civil Servants Training Programme and Policy Development

In collaboration with Combat Anti-Semitism Movement (CAM)


Professor Rosa Freedman, Professor of Law, Conflict and Global Development, University of Reading, UK


Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, Senior Lecturer, School of Law and Human Rights Centre, University of Essex, UK; UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief


Dr. Charles Asher Small, Executive Director, ISGAP; Academic Visitor, St. Antony’s College, Oxford, UK;  Director, ISGAP-Woolf Institute Fellowship Training Programme on Critical Antisemitism Studies, Cambridge, UK

The Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP), is an international interdisciplinary research center. ISGAP is currently seeking candidates for a three-day workshop focused on issues of contemporary antisemitism as it relates to policy. This multi-day hybrid training programme will bring civil servants up-to-speed on issues of contemporary antisemitism, explore the gap between existing legislation and antisemitism, and help civil servants develop and implement impactful policies and activities in combatting antisemitism.
Antisemitism, the oldest form of hatred, is increasing throughout Europe and globally. Moreover, contemporary antisemitism has different attributes and characteristics in comparison to historical variations. Therefore, it is essential to explore the facets of contemporary antisemitism in order to develop effective policy, good practices and strategies to confront this problem.
Antisemitism must be understood as a human rights issue, not a parochial Jewish or Israeli problem. As Nobel Prize winner Professor Elie Wiesel taught, antisemitism begins with Jews, but never ends with Jews. It is an attack on democratic principles and the core values of our society. Discussion leaders and panelists will comprise leading international scholars, policymakers and practitioners.
Participants will ideally be government officials, civil servants, or policy experts in Europe, and from other countries. ISGAP’s High-Level Online Workshop for Government Civil Servants and Policy Experts on Understanding and Combatting Antisemitism is now seeking applications for the 2021 ISGAP-Oxford Civil Servants online program. The three-day hybrid programme will take place in the spring of 2022.
In-Person participants will receive accommodations that include breakfast, lunch, and one reception dinner at Pembroke College, Oxford, UK. Attendees will receive housing for the duration of the programme. Registration fee of $750 USD.

Hybrid participants will have the option to attend the full programme online as it runs over Greenwich Mean Time. Alternatively, recorded sessions will be streamed and made available to hybrid participants joining from North America or other regions. Registration fee of $250 USD.

To register please complete the form below and submit payment on the page that follows.

Questions may be submitted by emailing [email protected] or calling 212-230-1840.

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