ISGAP is pleased to announce that we are hosting a groundbreaking international conference on critical contemporary antisemitism studies to take place at The Woolf Institute, Cambridge. In the contemporary context of globalised relations, it appears that the oldest and most complex forms of hatred, antisemitism, has taken on new and changing forms that need to be decoded, mapped and critiqued. Given the recent rise of manifestations of antisemitism globally, this interdisciplinary conference is timely and imperative. The continual minimal response by academia and the human rights community to the onslaught of antisemitism, points to a growing crisis of modernity, which impacts democratic principles, notions of citizenship, and human rights. Antisemitism is also an indicator of the growth of other forms of prejudice, racism(s), sexism, gendered relations, xenophobia and discrimination.

Following at the heels of the largest-ever academic conference on the study of antisemitism (which took place at Yale University in August 2010), the aim of this conference is to explore this phenomenon from an interdisciplinary approach and to contribute to the advancement of knowledge and understanding pertaining to the origins and manifestations of antisemitism.

The conference is open to scholars, intellectuals, and policy experts, engaged in the study of contemporary antisemitism globally, and related topics, regardless of school of thought, scientific approach, academic discipline or ideological view.

The international conference will be held at Cambridge from 31 July to 2 August 2022, in conjunction with The Woolf Institute. £150 for the virtual programme, £75 for students. In-person Registration fees may apply.


Natan Sharansky, Chair, ISGAP, Israel
Dr. Charles Asher Small, Founder, and Executive Director, ISGAP;
Director, ISGAP-Woolf Institute Fellowship Training Programme on Critical Antisemitism Studies, Cambridge
Haras Rafiq, Interim Managing Director, ISGAP, United Kingdom
Dr. Mohammed Abdullah Al-Ali, The CEO and Founder of the New TRENDS Research and Advisory, United Arab Emirates
Professor Sylvia Barack Fishman, Emerita, Contemporary Jewish Life in the Near Eastern and Judaic Studies Department, Brandeis University
Professor Judit Bokser Liwerant, Political Science Department, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM); 
Director and Editor of Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Políticas y Sociales, Mexico
Professor Phyllis Chesler, Bestselling Author, A Politically Incorrect Feminist; Professor Emerita, City University, United States
The Honourable Professor Irwin Cotler, Chair, Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights;
Emeritus Professor of Law, McGill University;
Former Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Canada
Professor Rosa Freedman, Professor of Law, Conflict and Global Development, University of Reading, United Kingdom
Ben M. Freeman, Author, Jewish Pride
Professor Noha Mellor, Co-director of the Centre for International Media Analysis, Research & Consultancy, Bedfordshire University, United Kingdom
Professor Benny Morris, History Department, Ben-Gurion University
Professor Yossi Shain, Romulo Betancourt Professor of Political Science, Tel Aviv University; Member of Knesset, Israel

With Featured Papers From: 

Dr. Navras J. Aafreedi, Assistant Professor, Presidency University, India
Dr. Aleksandra Gliszczynska-Grabias, Assistant Professor at the Institute of Law Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Dr. Holly Hamby, Chair of Humanities, Fisk University, US
Dr. Joel Kotek, Professor of Political Science, Free University of Brussels (ULB) and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, Belgium
Dr. Naya Lekht, Director of Education, Club Z, US
Professor David Patterson, Hillel A. Feinberg Distinguished Chair in Holocaust Studies, Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies, University of Texas at Dallas, US
Eran Shayshon, CEO, The Reut Group, Israel
Dr. Michal Vasecka, Associate Professor, Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts, Slovakia