The Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP) & Fordham University present:

Seminar Series: Antisemitism in Comparative Perspective

“Swastika as a Symbol of Happiness: Polish Judges and Prosecutors on Anti-Semitic and Racist Hate Cases”

Dr. Aleksandra Gliszczy?ska–Grabias
Researcher, Poznan Human Rights Centre, Institute of Legal Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences; Vice President, “Open Republic” Association against Antisemitism and Xenophobia

Thursday, March 6, 2014
6:30 PM

McMahon Hall Rm. 109
155 West 60th St. (between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues)
Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus

Light refreshments will be served.

Seminars are open to the university community and the interested public.

Aleksandra Gliszczy?ska – Grabias, PhD, graduated from the European Studies Department, Faculty of Law, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland. She is a recipient of the 2012 Fellowship of the Foundation for Polish Science for outstanding achievements in science and research, 2014 Bohdan Winiarski Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre of the University of Cambridge, 2010/2011 Graduate Fellow of the Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism, Yale University and a recipient of the 2010 and 2009 Felix Posen Fellowship for doctoral candidates of the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She is currently a Senior Researcher at the Poznan Human Rights Centre, Institute of Legal Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences where she has defended her PhD on counteracting antisemitism with legal instruments of the international human rights law. Her main fields of research are: constitutional law, freedom of speech vs. hate speech, defamation of religions, universal system of human rights protection. Her previous professional experience includes, i.a., being co-author and co-editor of the first Polish Commentary to the International Covenant on the Civil and Political Rights (Wolters Kluwer Publ., Warsaw 2012) and of the book Free Speech vs. Hate Speech. Legal and Social Dimension (Wolters Kluwer Publ., Warsaw 2010). She prepares analysis and expert reports for the Polish Parliament and for the European Commission. Aleksandra is also a legal advisor for the “Open Republic” Association against Antisemitism and Xenophobia, a leading Polish NGO active in the field of counteracting intolerance, hatred and prejudice.