Dr. David Hirsh and Haras Rafiq: 2020 ISGAP-Oxford Summer Institute

Professor David Hirsh, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London

“Is there a Relationship between Antisemitism and Contemporary Populism?”
Populism is a way of thinking which constructs a liberal, metropolitan, globalist elite and finds it responsible for everything bad that happens in the world. This elite is often conceived of as educated and wedded to various kinds of ‘unproductive’ production; it has been described as ‘people of nowhere’. It is said to care only about money and not at all about more ‘traditional’ social bonds like community, nation, family and class. Describing the phenomenon in this way makes its potential relationship to conspiracy fantasy, twentieth-century totalitarianism, and then to antisemitism obvious.

Haras Rafiq, Former CEO, Quilliam International;
Member, UK Government Task Force on Counter-Extremism
Trustee, Muslims Against Antisemitism
Member, Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda, Europol European Counter-terrorism Centre
Peer Mentor, IDeA

“Antisemitism – The Fuel of the Triple Threat”

2020 ISGAP-Oxford Summer Institute
Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2020