Reconsidering Antisemitism: Past and Present

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April 10, 2016 @ 9:00 am
April 12, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Carolina Center for Jewish Studies
(919) 962.1509
William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education
100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States

The Carolina Center for Jewish Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is hosting a three-day scholarly conference, April 10-12, to explore the historical and present-day resurgence of antisemitism in many parts of the world (including North and South America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa).

“Reconsidering Antisemitism: Past and Present” will take place at the William and Ida Friday Conference Center and will feature more than 15 leading scholars from throughout the United States, France, Germany and Israel. The event will consist of two evening lectures and a series of in-depth panel discussions.

Stuart Eizenstat, a 1964 graduate who has held senior U.S. government positions in three presidential administrations, will give the opening talk on April 10. James Carroll, author of 11 novels and eight works of nonfiction, will give the keynote lecture on April 11. Panel discussions will focus on the origins of anti-Judaism; the struggle over the memory of the Holocaust; medieval to modern antisemitism in Europe and the Middle East; and conceptions of Jews in Europe and America. Other highlights include a roundtable with journalists who cover antisemitism and a poster session featuring research by Carolina undergraduate students.

The conference is free and open to the public, but due to limited seating, advance registration is required for the panel sessions. For a full schedule and to register, please visit the conference event page.


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