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Dr. David Hirsh (University of London) will speak about "Antisemitism in the 21st Century" on Tuesday, November 15, at 7:00 pm in Textor 101. The term “anti-Semitism” was coined in 1879 to describe the anti-Jewish campaigns under way in central Europe. But what does “anti-Semitism” mean in the 21st century, 68 years after the founding of Israel? 

Sociologist David Hirsh's talk is free and the public is invited.

Hirsh is the founder of Engage, a left wing campaign of Jews and non-Jews against anti-Semitism. As its website explains, the group supports neither Israel nor Palestine but rather advocates for “a cosmopolitan or internationalist politics that supports those who fight for peace and against racism within both nations…[we speak] as socialists, liberals, trade unionists or academics.”

A Lecturer in Sociology at Goldsmiths College, University of London, Hirsh wrote his PhD dissertation on “Crimes Against Humanity and International Law.” He is the author of “Law against Genocide: Cosmopolitan Trials,” which was awarded the British Sociological Association Philip Abrams Prize for the best first book in sociology in 2004. He is also the author of a major Working Paper published by the Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism, entitled “Anti-Zionism and Antisemitism: Cosmopolitan Reflections.”

Hirsh’s talk is sponsored by Hillel at Ithaca College and the Ithaca Coalition for Unity and Cooperation in the Middle East (ICUCME).

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Hillel at Ithaca College at 274-3323. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

November 15: Antisemitism in the 21st Century | 1 Comments |
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November 15: Antisemitism in the 21st Century Comment from jablard on 11/14/16
A timely talk if ever there was one.