EVENT: The Weaponization of Discourse: Israel/Palestine, Antisemitism, and Free Speech on Campus (April 20, 2021)

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April 20, 2021
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, Humanities, Jewish History / Studies, Religious Studies and Theology

What role can a state-sponsored definition of antisemitism play, if any, in protecting Jews around the world at a time when antisemitic expressions and attacks are on the rise?  And, how can definitions, such as that of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), become weaponized to shutter criticism of Israeli military occupation and increased state violence against Palestinians? Join Kenneth S. Stern, Director of the Bard Center for the Study of Hate at Bard College, and Joyce Ajlouny, General Secretary of the American Friends Service Committee, as they interrogate the potentials and limitations of a state-sponsored definition of antisemitism, looking particularly to college campuses to examine whether such definitions hinder free speech in the US and elsewhere.

Presented by Temple University's Feinstein Center for American Jewish History, Stockton University, and Congregation Rodeph Shalom. Open to the public. Registration required.

Register at https://tinyurl.com/vx6m3e26

Categories: Discussion
Keywords: Discussion