The Essence of Antisemitism

Featuring Professor David Patterson, Hillel A. Feinberg Distinguished Chair in Holocaust Studies at the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, U.S.; Senior Research Fellow, ISGAP

This course begins by exploring the motifs that have defined antisemitism both over the centuries and into our own time. Moving then into the contemporary world, we will consider the three primary sources of the phenomenon of Jew hatred: the political right, the political left, and political Islam. Finally, the course will end with a discussion of how one might response to the rising tide of antisemitism and what might be done about it.

Session Four: Red-Green Antisemitism

Here we consider antisemitism as it appears among left-wing intellectuals, largely on college campuses, in professional organizations, and in student movements. Central to this discussion will be the relation between antisemitism and anti-Zionism. The presentation will touch upon the left-wing affinity with Critical Race Theory, the Boycott Divest Sanction Movement, Students for Justice in Palestine, Black Lives Matter, and left-wing political movements.

Will be held on 22 March 2023 at 11 AM Eastern Standard Time

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