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SCWA October 29 Meeting - Contemporary Antisemitism in Europe
A Savannah Council on World Affairs virtual program hosted in partnership with Wunderbar Together and the World Affairs Councils of America.
Dr. Günther Jikeli, Indiana University. Erna B. Rosenfeld Professor at the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism/Borns Jewish Studies, Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and Germanic Studies to present:

Contemporary Antisemitism in Europe

Antisemitism, often considered one of history’s oldest hatreds, is making headlines across the globe. A 2018 study by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights found that 39 percent of Jews in Europe indicated they have personally experienced antisemitic harassment. In the United States, the number of antisemitic incidents and level of violence has also risen sharply in recent years. Furthermore, antisemitism seems to have entered the mainstream, crossing all political affiliations, nationalities, and religions. Antisemitic ideas are drifting into the mainstream from the extremes of the political right and political left, as well as from Islamists. Where is this coming from and how can it be stopped?
There will be Q&A at the end of the presentation. Use the Zoom Webinar Q&A to send your question. Use the Questions & Comments box below for general or procedural questions.

Oct 29, 2020 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Dr. Günther Jikeli
Indiana University. Erna B. Rosenfeld Professor at the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism/Borns Jewish Studie
Dr. Günther Jikeli, historian and sociologist of modern Europe, with particular interests in the history of antisemitism and in critical antisemitism studies. He received his Diploma (M.A.) at Technical University, Berlin and received his doctorate from the Center for Research on Antisemitism at Technical University Berlin in 2011. Before coming to the U.S., Dr. Jikeli held positions in academia and diplomacy in France, Germany, Israel, and Poland. He has lectured widely at universities including Yale University, McGill University, Sorbonne, Science Po, Oxford University, Trinity College Dublin, Lisbon University, Hebrew University, Tel Aviv University, and at organizations such as UNESCO, OSCE, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the French National Library. In 2019, Dr. Jikeli was listed on The Algemeiner’s list of “The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life.”