ISGAP-Oxford Summer Institute 2021 – Summary Highlights


ISGAP-Oxford Summer Institute for Curriculum Development in Critical Antisemitism Studies
Pembroke College, Oxford, and the ISGAP Digital Research Center
1-5 August 2021

Day One Highlights
Date: Sunday, August 1, 2021

Natan Sharansky, Chair, ISGAP; 2020 Genesis Prize Laureate; Former Chairman of the Jewish Agency, Jerusalem Israel

Joan O’Callaghan, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
“Getting the Message Out: The Basic Principles of Effective Curriculum Design”

Rabbi Akiva Zweig, Dean (Rosh Yeshiva), Talmudic College of Florida, Miami Beach, United States
“An Authentic Jewish Orthodox View on Antisemitism, Based on the Five Books of Moses”

Dr. Charles Asher Small, Executive Director, ISGAP; Visiting Academic, St. Antony’s College, Oxford, United Kingdom
“Antisemitism, Globalization, Race and Israel-Bashing”

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ISGAP-Oxford Summer Institute for Curriculum Development in Critical Antisemitism Studies
Day Two Highlights

Date: Monday, August 2, 2021

Professor William Kolbrener, Professor of English Literature, Bar Ilan University, Tel Aviv, Israel
“BDS and the Decline of the Humanities Classroom”
 
Benjamin Weinthal, European Affairs Correspondent, Jerusalem Post; Research Fellow,
Foundation for Defense of Democracy, Jerusalem, Israel
“Making Sense of Guilt-Defensiveness Antisemitism in Europe”
 
Dr. Barry Kosmin, Professor Emeritus, Trinity College, Hartford, United States
“The Uniqueness of Antisemitism: How do we Explain its Widespread Appeal?”
 
Dr. Joël Kotek, Professor of Political Science, Free University of Brussels (ULB) and The Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, Brussels, Belgium; Paris, France 
“The Myth of Judas as the Origin of Modern Antisemitism”
 
Professor David Patterson, Hillel Feinberg Chair in Holocaust Studies, Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, United States
“Antisemitism from Hitler to Hamas”
 
Professor Mohammed S. Dajani,  Founder, Wasatia Movement; Director, Wasatia Graduate Academic Institute; Al-Quds University, Jerusalem 
“Combating Antisemitism in the Muslim World”
 
Professor Benny Morris,  Professor of History, Ben-Gurion University, Beersheba, Israel
“A Fresh Look at the 1948 War: The First Arab-Israeli War”
 
Professor Uzi Rabi,  Director, Dayan Center, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel  
“Israel and the Middle East 2021: Pandemic and Geopolitics”
 
Dr. Ramy Aziz,  Research Scholar, ISGAP, Toronto, Canada
“The Link Between the Palestinian Cause and the Spread of Antisemitism”
 
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ISGAP-Oxford Summer Institute for Curriculum Development in Critical Antisemitism Studies

Day Three Highlights
Date: Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Dr. David Hirsh, Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom:
“Contemporary Left Antisemitism”
 
Dr. Dave Rich, Community Security Trust, United Kingdom:
“Antisemitism and the Gaza Conflict in May 2021: What Was New and What Was Old?”
 
Professor Jonathan Wolff, University of Oxford, United Kingdom:
“The Lure of Fascism”
 
Professor Steve Ross, University of Southern California, United States:
“The War Against Hate: American Jewish Resistance to Antisemitism and White Supremacy After 1945”
 
*Leah SoibelWilliam B. Prusoff Memorial Lecture, Fuente Latina, United States:
“How Media Targeting Spanish-Speakers is Fueling Antisemitism”
 
Professor David Menashri, Tel Aviv University, Israel
“Iran, Israel, and Antisemitism”
 
ISGAP-Oxford Summer Institute for Curriculum Development in Critical Antisemitism Studies
Date: Wednesday, August 4, 2021
 
Professor Dina Lisnyansky, Tel Aviv University, Israel
 
Dr. Charles Asher Small, Founder and Executive Director, ISGAP;  Visiting Academic, St. Antony’s College, United Kingdom
 
Haras Rafiq, Trustee, Muslims Against Antisemitism, United Kingdom
 
“The Muslim Brotherhood’s Influence on European and North American Universities”
 
Professor R. Amy Elman, Kalamazoo College, United States
“Antisemitism at the Intersection of Sex and Social Justice”
 
Professor Sylvia Barack Fishman, Brandeis University, United States
“Fake News and the Jews: Drawing on the 2020 Pew Study of Jewish Americans”
 
Dr. Joel Finkelstein, Network Contagion Research Institute; Princeton University, United States
“Antisemitic Disinformation”
 
Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief;
The University of Essex, United Kingdom
 
Professor Rosa Freedman, University of Reading, United Kingdom
“The United Nations Human Rights Machinery Attempts to Combat Antisemitism”
 
Jacob Dallal, Ministry of Strategic Affairs and Public Diplomacy, Israel
“Antizionism, Antisemitism and the May 2021 Combustion”
 
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ISGAP-Oxford Summer Institute for Curriculum Development in Critical Antisemitism Studies
Date: Thursday, August 5, 2021
 
Closing Keynote Presentation: Aliza Landau, Holocaust Survivor, Israel
“If Only Night Would Not Come – The Story of Aliza Landau”
 
The Honourable Irwin Cotler, Chair of the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights;
Emeritus Professor of Law, McGill University;
Former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Montreal, Canada
“A Domestic and International Action Plan for Combating Antisemitism”
 
Professor Aleksandra Gliszczyńska-Grabias, Assistant Professor, Institute of Law Studies,
Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
“Antisemitism and the Capture of the Human Rights Discourse”
 
Professor Sunni Ali, Associate Professor of Educational Inquiry and Curriculum Studies,
Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies, College of Education,
Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, United States
“A Qualitative Analysis of the Black and Jewish Experience:
How Hip-Hop and Whiteness Influences Racial Functionalism”
 
Professor Ansel Brown, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law,
North Carolina Central University, Durham, United States
“Common Bonds and Experiences of African and Jewish Communities”
 
Participant Syllabi Presentations
 
Closing Remarks: Dr. Charles Asher Small,
Executive Director, ISGAP; Visiting Academic, St. Antony’s College, Oxford, United Kingdom