Antisemitism in Europe
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Antisemitism in Europe
17th August 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The European continent is currently facing a distressing rise in Antisemitism. Often linked to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and entangled with Antizionist views, the European Jewish population is increasingly under attack. From vandalism of Jewish cemeteries in Ukraine to attacks on Jews on the streets of London, from Antisemitic caricatures at a parade in Belgium to Polish anti-vaxxers blaming Jews for COVID, these threatening incidents continue to grow in European society.
This panel will focus on this contemporary rise in Antisemitism. It will assess whether there is something distinctly European about this development, and whether manifestations of Antisemitism differ across the continent. It will examine the Antisemitism that is increasingly stemming from the far-left, the far-right, within sections of the Muslim communities of Europe, and hopes to consider what can be done to stem this hatred.
The Henry Jackson Society is delighted to host Dr Charles Asher Small and Anita Haviv-Horiner and warmly invites you to this topical discussion, which places biographical and academic perspectives in conversation with one another.
Dr. Charles Asher Small is the Founder and Executive Director of the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy, and a Research Scholar at St. Antony’s College, Oxford University. Dr. Small is a prominent scholar and public speaker, specializing in the fields of contemporary Antisemitism, including the delegitimization of Israel and notions of Jewish Peoplehood. Charles is the author of books and articles including the six Volume ‘Global Antisemitism: A Crisis of Modernity‘; ‘The Yale Papers: Antisemitism in Comparative Perspective‘ (2015); ‘Antisemitism in Comparative Perspective: Volume Two‘ (2016); and ‘The ISGAP Papers: Antisemitism in Comparative Perspective: Volume Three‘ (2018). Charles is committed to creating scholarly programming and research on contemporary Antisemitism at top tier universities internationally, and establishing contemporary Antisemitism studies as a recognized academic discipline.
Anita Haviv-Horiner is an educational consultant and author. She grew up in Vienna as the daughter of Holocaust survivors before immigrating to Israel in 1979. Since 1994 Haviv-Horiner has been a freelance consultant developing educational programs dealing with Antisemitism, the intergenerational impact of the Holocaust, Jewish and Israeli identity, and Israeli-European relations. She is the author of ‘Nothing New in Europe? Israelis Look at Antisemitism Today‘ (2021).
Isabel Sawkins has a BA in Modern Languages at Durham University and an MA in Political Sociology of Russia and Eastern Europe at UCL. She is currently completing a PhD on Holocaust memory in the Russian Federation at the University of Exeter, funded by the South West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council). Isabel has presented her research at numerous international conferences. She has also published her findings in academic journals, as well as contributing to online media outlets. Isabel’s most recent accomplishment was the curation of an online exhibition about a Nazi death camp in occupied Poland. Isabel speaks French, Italian, Russian and Polish.