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Antisemitism Online: What can be done?

2 August @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Online platforms have been co-opted for nefarious purposes in recent years by malign actors. They are a breeding ground for spreading hateful and offensive views, including racism, xenophobia, misogyny, Anti-Muslim hatred, homophobia, and of course Antisemitism. Tech companies such as Twitter and Facebook have been publicly reprimanded for not doing enough to prevent the spread of such abhorrent views online, whereas others such as Google have also suffered problems of Antisemitism among their staff. This panel will discuss what tech…

Countering ‘Caliphism’ in the UK: Towards Segregation or Integration?

3 August @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This discussion will aim to gauge the continuing appeal to young British Muslims of ‘caliphism’, a mindset where Islam is no longer a spiritual pathway to God but an expansionist imperial project that stands against the West, against the nation state and against secular Muslim and non-Muslim populations. The ‘caliphist’ narrative of groups like Hibz Ut Tahrir, the Muslim Brotherhood and the Jamaat e Islami, drawn from fundamentalist Deobandi and Salafi doctrines, conjures an idealised past rather than a feasible…

Antisemitism in Europe

17 August @ 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.…

The International Rule of Law: The New Battleground

20 September @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

75 years after The Nuremberg Trials, crimes against humanity and genocide continue to be a persistent stain on global society. We promised ‘Never Again’, and yet human rights abuses from Chagos (British Indian Ocean Territory) and Rwanda to the former Yugoslavia and China indicate that the rule of law and justice remain elusive. Professor Philippe Sands QC, author of East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes against Humanity, who has recently served as counsel for Mauritius in…

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