There is a historical link between associating pandemics with “the other”, and history will show that pandemics were often coincident with rising levels of antisemitic activity. In this seminar, we will both trace the history of pandemics and antisemitism, as well as look at our contemporary context as it relates to COVID-19 – where there are signs it is happening again. Finally, we will look at what can and should be done to combat this new wave of antisemitism.
Apr. 13, “Pandemics, Conspiracy Theories and Antisemitism”
Dr. Joel Kotek, Free University of Brussels (ULB), the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris
Rudy Reichstadt, Founder of Conspiracy Watch and Director of the Observatoire du Conspirationnisme
Sima Vaknin-Gil, Former Director General, Ministry of Strategic Affairs; former Air Force Intelligence Brigadier-General, Israel
Dr. Charles Asher Small, Executive Director, ISGAP; Research Scholar, St. Antony’s College, Oxford
Monday, April 13, 2020