The Antisemitism in Comparative Perspective Seminar Series

Anti-Judaism, or the controversial term coined in the 1870s by Wilhelm Marr, Antisemitism, is one of the most complex and, at times, perplexing forms of hatred. It spans history, infecting different societies, religious and philosophical movements, and even civilizations. In the aftermath of the Holocaust, some contend that Antisemitism illustrates the limitations of the Enlightenment and modernity itself. Manifestations of Antisemitism emerge in numerous ideological based narratives and the constructed identities of belonging and otherness such as race and ethnicity, nationalisms, and anti-nationalisms.

The ISGAP seminar series aims to explore this subject matter in a comprehensive, interdisciplinary framework from an array of approaches and perspectives as well as regional contexts. Eminent scholars and researchers are invited to present seminar papers in an informal setting.

Convener: Dr. Glen Feder, Director, ISGAP Greece and France

2016-2017 Schedule

Spring 2017

Feb. 6, “The Changing Nature of Middle-Eastern Politics”

Professor Uzi Rabi
Director, Moshe Dayan Center in Middle Easter and North African Studies, Tel Aviv University;
Location: The American College of Greece, Upper Level Library
Time 3:00 P.M.
(Video Here)


Apr. 3, “Antisemitism in Modern Turkey under Erdogan”

Eytan Cohen Yanarocak, 
Junior Research Scholar, Moshe Dayan Center in Middle Eastern and African Studies, Tel Aviv University
Location: The American College of Greece, Upper Level Library
Time 7:00 P.M.

Fall 2016

Nov. 10 “Business as Usual: The West’s Acquiescence to Radical Islamism, the Iranian Regime, and the Threat it Poses to Democratic Principles and Human Rights” 

Dr. Charles Asher Small
Executive Director of ISGAP
Location: The American College of Greece, Pierce Amphitheater
Time 7:00 P.M.

Dec. 1 “Hitler’s Legacy: Antisemitism in the Middle East

Dr. Matthias Küentzel
Hamburg Technical College Research Associate
Location: American College of Greece, Upper Level Library
Time 7:00 P.M.

Spring 2016

Mar. 18 Contemporary Debates on Terrorism: Origins, Escalation and Counter-Strategies

Dr. Glen Feder
Department of History, Philosophy, and the Ancient World
Location: AC Auditorium
Time: 3:00 P.M.