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Hatred Old and New: The Roots and Resurgence of Antisemitism (A Panel Discussion)

September 17, 2019 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Hatred against Jews has re-emerged today as a major problem on the Left and the Right– in European and American politics, and frequently on college campuses. What accounts for this resurgence? What has been the historical evolution of antisemitism that helps explain the current moment? What forms is antisemitism taking today? How much is it connected to or distinct from the rise of other hateful ideologies? This panel of experts addresses these issues, with ample time for questions and discussion.

This is the inaugural event in a year-long Antisemitism Education Initiative of the Chancellor’s Committee on Jewish Life and Campus Climate, and in the 2019-2020 Pell Series on Antisemitism and the Holocaust by the Center for Jewish Studies.

Faculty Panelist:

Robert Braun
Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology
Expertise: Jewish-Christian relationships in the Low Countries

John Efron
Koret Professor
Department of History
Expertise: Cultural and social history of German Jewry

Ethan Katz
Associate Professor
Department of History
Expertise: Jewish-Muslim relations and the Jews of modern France and its empire

Ronit Y. Stahl
Assistant Professor
Department of History
Expertise: Religious pluralism in American society

Paula Fass
Esther and Jacques Reutlinger Director of the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, Margaret Byrne Professor of History Emerita

Co-Sponsored by Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, Berkeley Hillel, Department of Sociology, and Department of History.


September 17, 2019
5:15 pm - 7:00 pm


Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
2121 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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