Yale Seminar to Study Anti-Semitism
The Institution for the Study of Social and Policy Studies (ISPS) at Yale University, in cooperation with the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy, will present a seminar on the history and politics of anti-Semitism this academic year.
The series is free and open to the public. It meets on alternate Thursdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at ISPS, 77 Prospect Street, Room A001.
Titled “Anti-Semitism in Comparative Perspective,” the seminar will employ a comprehensive, interdisciplinary framework and an array of approaches and perspectives. Eminent scholars and researchers will present seminar papers in an informal setting. To enhance the level of discussion, papers will be made available online one week prior to the seminar.
“Anti-Semitism is a complex and, at times, perplexing form of hatred that spans history, infecting different societies, religious and philosophical movements, and even civilizations,” says seminar organizer Charles Small, research affiliate at ISPS.
Upcoming speakers in October include Anne Bayefsky, senior fellow of the Hudson Institute, Touro College Law Center, who will present “Anti-Semitism, Israel and the United Nations” on October 6; Irving Abella, professor of history, York University, Toronto, speaking on “Old Wine in New Bottles: Old and New Anti-Semitism in Canada” on October 20; and Efraim Karsh, director of the Mediterranean Studies Program, King’s College, University of London, on “The Trail of Islamic Anti-Semitism” on October 27. The complete schedule is posted at http://www.yale.edu/isps/seminars/antisemitism/