CONVO: Reckoning with Anti-Semitism Today


CONVO: Reckoning with Anti-Semitism Today

Posted by Centre News in Convocations 14 Nov 2017
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Date(s) - 11/14/2017
7:00 pm

Norton Center for the Arts - Weisiger Theatre


Reckoning with Anti-Semitism Today
Opening with the paradoxical situation of Jews in the age of Trump, and putting this into a larger historical context, Professor Jonathan Judaken, Spence L. Wilson Chair in Humanities, Professor of History at Rhodes College, will consider the forces that have spurred a significant increase in violence against Jews and Jewish institutions in Europe and globally since 2000, most notoriously in the coordinated spectacle of terror that linked Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher in January 2015 in France. Dr. Judaken will assess the post-Holocaust threats from the Left and the Right and from militant Islamists and anti-Zionists. He will also reflect on the ways in which the new Judeophobia is framed by the punditocracy and how they often distort our understanding of the reality on the ground.