The Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP) presents:

Seminar Series: Antisemitism in Comparative Perspective

“Fraser v UCU: Tribunal Finds No Antisemitism, Only Jews Trying to Silence Criticism of Israel”

Professor David Hirsh
Goldsmiths College, University of London?

Monday, April 28
7:00 PM

Theatre Room, Harvard Faculty Club
Harvard University
20 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Light refreshments will be served.

Seminars are open to the university community (undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty) and the interested public.

About The Speaker:
Professor David Hirsh studied Sociology as an undergraduate at City University, London. He did an MA in Philosophy and Social Theory at Warwick University and he wrote his PhD there on Crimes Against Humanity and International Law.

He was the holder of the Sociological Review Fellowship 2001-2002, which enabled him to write Law against Genocide: Cosmopolitan Trials, published in 2003. This book was awarded the British Sociological Association Philip Abrams Prize for the best first book in sociology in 2004. By focusing on two trials from the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the trial of Andrei Sawoniuk for crimes committed during the Holocaust, and the David Irving libel case, the book comes to some tentative conclusions about the possibility of the emergence of cosmopolitan law.

David received a Rothschild/Hanadiv Foundation research grant of £25000 for a project ‘to investigate the character and dynamics of anti-Zionism as a contemporary political movement and its relationship to antisemitism’ (January 2007 to August 2007). The central research output made possible by this funding was a major Working Paper published by the Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism, entitled “Anti-Zionism and Antisemitism: Cosmopolitan Reflections.”