From July 16 to 29, ISGAP hosted its annual groundbreaking workshop-based curriculum development program at St. John’s College, Oxford University. Currently in its third year of operation, the ISGAP Summer Institute For Curriculum Development In Critical Antisemitism Studies invites leading professors from around the world to develop an accredited curriculum for university undergraduate and graduate courses, and help to create the study of contemporary antisemitism studies as a valid and recognized academic discipline.
Leading international academics, who will helped guide the program, included: Olufemi Vaughan, Professor of Africana Studies and History at Bowdoin College; Benny Morris, Professor of Middle East History at Ben-Gurion University and Georgetown University; Professor Uzi Rabi, Director of the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies at Tel Aviv University; Haras Rafiq, Quilliam’s Managing Director and former member of the UK Government task force countering extremism; Dr. Aleksandra Gliszczyńska-Grabias, Senior Researcher at the Poznań Human Rights Centre, Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences, and many others.
Graduates of the program, who are now trained to teach courses on contemporary antisemitism at their respective universities, include professors from top-tier universities in the United States, Israel, United Kingdom, Italy, France, Germany, India, China, Czech Republic, Hungary, Ukraine, Slovania, Senegal, and Azerbaijan.
Scholars and professors discussed, analyzed and examined a wide range of topics, including: “The Interdisciplinary Challenge of Teaching and Measuring Antisemitism”; “Islamist Resurgence and State Crisis in Nigeria”; “Iran, Israel and the USA in a Turbulent Middle East”; “The Muslim Brotherhood and the Genealogy of Jihad”; “Is there a Role in International Law for Combating Antisemitism?”; “The Reaction of Different Sectors of the Jewish Community to the Rise of Antisemitism in the US.”