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.

Wednesdays – 7:30 PM Reception, 8:00 PM Seminar
Miller Center Auditorium, 105 Merrick Building
Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Judaic Studies
University of Miami
5202 University Drive, UM – Coral Gables

Dr. Haim Shaked
, Founding Director of the Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Judaic Studies, University of Miami

Spring 2014

January 15 – Edwin Black
“Financing the Flames: How Tax Exempt and Public Money Fuel a Culture of Confrontation and Terrorism in Israel”

February 13 – Hon. Irwin Cotler
Professor of Human Rights, McGill University; Former Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Canada
“The Iranian Regime: Some Inconvenient Truths about Antisemitism and Human Rights”
Video Link

March 19 – Professor Benny Morris
Professor of Middle East History, Ben Gurion University
“The 1948 War as a Jihad”

Seminars are open to the university community (undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty) and the interested public.

This programming is made possible in part by funding from the Koret Foundation.