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Defining Antisemitism and Islamophobia: Lessons from UK Universities

April 21 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Cost: Free

Seth Anziska, University College London
An ongoing debate over the adoption of group specific definitions of racism and prejudice in UK universities raises vital questions for scholars and students of Jewish-Muslim Relations and related fields. How have the efforts to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism and the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Islamophobia shaped university responses to discrimination? To what extent can definitions of antisemitism and Islamophobia help remedy patterns of prejudicial behavior? Should these efforts be undertaken jointly, if at all?
Drawing on recent discussions at UCL, and considering wider international debates and alternative definitions, this talk will explore the challenges and opportunities for cross-communal solidarity and mutual understanding of the lived experience of discrimination.

Advance Registration Required: https://umich.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIpdOiprzkpGNbe_P1lDMArzk0e-lyLhnzp

Details

Date:
April 21
Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://umich.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIpdOiprzkpGNbe_P1lDMArzk0e-lyLhnzp

Organizer

University of Michigan Frankel Center for Judaic Studies
Phone:
7346158503
Email:
js-event-coord@umich.edu
Website:
https://lsa.umich.edu/judaic

Other

Open to the Community
Yes
Organization Name
Frankel Center for Judaic Studies

Venue

Virtual