April 21: Defining Antisemitism and Islamophobia: Lessons from UK Universities 

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Dear colleagues,

Please join us tomorrow, April 21 at 12 pm ET/ 5 pm BST, for a lecture by Professor Seth Anziska on Defining Antisemitism and Islamophobia. More information and registration details are available on our website and below: https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/jmrn/upcoming-events/defining-antisemitism-and-islamophobia-lessons-from-uk-universities/

Defining Antisemitism and Islamophobia: Lessons from UK Universities 

Seth Anziska, University College London 

April 21, 12 pm ET/ 5 pm BST

Registration: https://umich.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIpdOiprzkpGNbe_P1lDMArzk0e-lyLhnzp

An ongoing debate over the adoption of group-specific definitions of racism and prejudice in UK universities raises vital questions for scholars and students of Jewish-Muslim Relations and related fields. How have the efforts to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism and the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Islamophobia shaped university responses to discrimination? To what extent can definitions of antisemitism and Islamophobia help remedy patterns of prejudicial behavior? Should these efforts be undertaken jointly, if at all? Drawing on recent discussions at UCL, and considering wider international debates and alternative definitions, this talk will explore the challenges and opportunities for cross-communal solidarity and mutual understanding of the lived experience of discrimination.

All best wishes,

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