High Level Workshop for Government Civil Servants and Policy Experts on Understanding and Combatting Antisemitism

Merton College, Oxford University

Sunday, March 29, 2020 (evening) – Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Rolling Deadline – Space Is Limited

The Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP), is an international interdisciplinary research center. ISGAP is currently seeking candidates for a three-day workshop focused on issues of contemporary antisemitism as it relates to policy. It is designed primarily for civil servants who work in, or who are interested in areas of policy related to matters of antisemitism, race relations, discrimination, human rights, equality, justice, education and citizenship.
Antisemitism, the oldest form of hatred, is increasing throughout Europe and globally. Moreover, contemporary antisemitism has different attributes and characteristics in comparison to historical variations. Therefore, it is essential to explore the facets of contemporary antisemitism in order to develop effective policy, good practices and strategies to confront this problem.
Antisemitism must be understood as a human rights issue, not a parochial Jewish or Israeli problem. As Nobel Prize winner Professor Elie Wiesel taught, antisemitism begins with Jews, but never ends with Jews. It is an attack on democratic principles and the core values of our society. Discussion leaders and panelists will comprise leading international scholars, policymakers and practitioners. Participants will ideally be government officials, civil servants, or policy experts in Europe, and from other countries.

To submit an application please email an up to date CV and letter of intent with the subject line, “Merton College Applicant”, to [email protected]

Questions may be submitted to:
Mr. Ira Guberman, Manager of Programming and Operations,
212-230-1840 or [email protected]
Registration Fees May Apply

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