Professor Ansel Brown, “Common Bonds and Experiences of African and Jewish Communities”, 2020 ISGAP-Oxford Summer Institute

Professor Ansel Brown, Assistant Clinical Professor of Political Science, Director, University Honors Program, North Carolina Central University

“Common Bonds and Experiences of African and Jewish Communities”
The familiar journey of Africa and Israel is one of close kinship, shared history, common adversities, and resemblant triumphs. Both Africa and Israel have historically experienced enslavement, colonization, exile, and systematic oppression – most prominently at the hands of European societies. This subjugation of African and Jewish communities has been notably precipitated by the dismantling of sovereignty within their homelands and rooted in a consistent psychology of oppression. In the face of these difficult trials and sojourns, both groups drew upon mutual inspiration as they resolutely marched toward re-established sovereignty. The collaboration between Africans and Jews and their common lessons of resilience and ingenuity in the face of dire obstacles holds the promise of catapulting both peoples, distinctively and collectively, to unprecedented heights of self-realization and contribution to human progress. 2020

ISGAP-Oxford Summer Institute
Date: Thursday, August 13, 2020