Conference on Contemporary European Anti-Semitism and Nationalism at Georgetown University

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November 7, 2018
District Of Columbia, United States

The Georgetown University Center for Jewish Civilization


2018 Stoltz Family Biennial Conference on Contemporary

European Anti-Semitism

Georgetown University Riggs Library, 3rd floor of Healy Hall

November 7, 2018, 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM


Two generations after the Holocaust, Europe faces a constellation of threats including rising populism, political nationalism and anti-Semitism. These worrying trends, stimulated by various political and nationalist voices, have called for the end of the liberal international order, prevailing in Europe, the United States and other parts of the world. What has caused the return of far-right nationalism to our politics? What can we do to protect the important steps towards tolerance and inclusion that have been won in recent decades? How can the European Union and its member states demonstrate their commitment to the fundamental rights of citizens to live in peace and free from abuse and fear, in order to ensure that Jewish life can continue in Europe?

Confirmed Participants:

Rabbi David Saperstein (Senior Fellow at the Center for Jewish Civilization, former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom at the State Department)

Ira Forman (Senior Fellow at the Center for Jewish Civilization, former U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism)

Benjamin Weinthal (European Correspondent at the Jerusalem Post, Research Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies)

Karen Pollock (MBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, UK)

Rev. Patrick Desbois (President, Yahad-In Unum, Braman Professor of Holocaust Studies at Georgetown University) 

Mo Asumang (German born filmmaker (“The Aryans”), Actress and TV Presenter)

Heather Conley, (Senior Vice President for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic; and Director, Europe Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies)

Bálint Magyar, (PhD, Former Hungarian Minister of Education)

Konstanty Gerbert, (Polish Journalist, Associate Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations)

Rabbi Andrew Baker (Director of International Jewish Affairs, American Jewish Committee)

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