Contemporary Antisemitism in the UK
Wiener Library - London Dec 2, 2012
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Steven K Baum (USA) is a clinical psychologist and editor of Journal for the Study of Antisemitism (JSA). His latest works include Antisemitism Explained (UPA 2012) and with co-editors S. L. Jacobs & F. Cohen, Antisemitism in North America (Brill)
Ben Cohen (USA) is a British bred, New York based writer whose work includes the Wall Street Journal, New York Post, Ha'aretz, Tablet and Commentary magazine. He is a JSA contributor.
Florette Cohen (USA) is assistant professor at CUNY College of Staten Island New York and has published statistical research on the social psychology of antisemitism and is research associate editor at JSA.
David Feldman (UK) is a professor of history and director of the Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism (Birkbeck, University of London). He is a founder the International Consortium for Research on Antisemitism and Racism and as written extensively on antisemitism.
Ronnie Fraser (UK) with his wife Lulu founded the Academic Friends of Israel and is currently completing his doctoral studies. In 2011, he spoke out against the level of anti-Israeli rhetoric to the University and College Union Congress and filed suit. With the suit completed, he will speak freely to the story behind those events.
Mark Gardner (UK) is the CST Director of Communications and Deputy Director of Operations. In 2006, he led the CST's evidence to UK Parliamentarians Inquiry into Antisemitism. He was awarded a police commendation for his work in the Nazi nail bombing campaign has authored the CST Annual Reports and has been a contributor to JSA.
Francisco Garrett (PT) is an attorney and a philosopher of religion who was coordinator of the team of jurists that rehabilitated Capt. Arthur Barros Basto--the Portuguese Dreyfus in 2012. He is a contributor to JSA.
Manfred Gerstenfeld (IL) is emeritus chair and Member of the Board of Fellows of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (2000 to 2012). He has authored fifteen books, edited five and is a frequent JSA contributor and founding board member.
Gloria Greenfield (USA) is the founder of Doc Emet Productions. Greenfield's recent film credits include the documentaries The Case for Israel: Democracy's Outpost (2008) and Unmasked Judeophobia (2011).
Julian Hunt (UK) is a London based barrister with experience of defending pro-Israel activists. He is a committee member of UK Lawyers for Israel.
Clemens Heni (Germany) is the founder of Berlin International Center for the Study of Antisemitism. He has published three related books in German with a forthcoming fourth in English Antisemitism: A Specific Phenomenon. He is a JSA contributor and board member.
Paul Iganski (UK) is a Senior Lecturer and Head of Department of Applied Social Science, Lancaster University. His co-authored, and co-edited works include A New Antisemitism? (Profile, 2003) and the New European Extremism (Profile 2006) He is a JSA board member and will edit the 2013 JSA Special Issue on Hate Crimes.
Gunther Jikeli (Germany) is co-director of the International Institute for Educ and Research on Antisemitism and affiliated with Groupe Sociologies Religions Laïcités, CNRS, Paris. He was an adviser on Combating Antisemitism a JSA contributor and the author of several papers e.g. "Antisemitismus und Diskriminierungserfahrungen junger Muslime in Europa" (Klartext, 2012)
Lesley Klaff (UK) is professor of Law at Sheffield Hallam and Haifa Universities. A member of UK Lawyers for Israel, the Berlin International Center for the Study of Antisemitism and the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights under Law, Lesley is a frequent JSA contributor and JSAs Associate Editor of Law.
L. Ruth Klein (Canada) is a British bred Director for the League for Human Rights of the B'nai Brith Canada and editor of Nazi Germany Canadian Responses (McGill-Queens 2012). She is a board member of JSA.
Richard Landes (USA) is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at Boston University. His works include Encyclopedia of Millennialism and Millennial Movements (Routledge 2000); Heaven on Earth (Oxford 2011) and The Paranoid Apocalypse (NYU 2011). He is a JSA board member and contributor.
Kenneth Lasson (USA) is a professor of law at Baltimore and directs the Haifa Summer Law Institute. He is the author of Trembling in the Ivory Tower (Bancroft 2003) and has guest edited the 2012 Special Issue on Law. Lasson is a JSA regular contributor and Associate Editor of Boycotts, Biases and Denials.
Rt. Hon Denis MacShane (UK) has been the MP Rotherham since 1994 and served as the Minister for Europe (2002 - 2005) as well as being a current Policy Council member for Labour Friends of Israel. He is author of Globalising Hatred (W&N 2008).
Hon. Kenneth L. Marcus (USA) is founder and president of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law. He is the author of Jewish Identity and Civil Rights in America (Cambridge 2010). A frequent JSA contributor and Associate Editor for the Campus Antisemitism, in 2011, he edited the JSA Special Issue on Campus Antisemitism.
Winston Pickett (UK) is a writer, analyst and communications consultant. He has written for the Jewish Chronicle, the Jerusalem Report and holds a doctorate from Hebrew Union College. He is a consultant to JSA and a board member.
Philip Spencer (UK) is a director of politics and international Relations at the Helen Bamber Centre for the Study of Rights, Kingston University. He authored Genocide Since 1945 (Routledge 2012) and is a contributor and JSA board member.
Dave Rich (UK) is Deputy Director of Communications at the Community Security Trust (CST). A postgraduate student at the Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck College, University of London, he specializes in campus anti-Zionism. He blogs at http://thecst.org.uk/blog.
Neal E Rosenberg (USA) is an attorney with an MA in Holocaust Studies. He is co-founder and co-editor for JSA.
Shimon T. Samuels (IL) is a British bred Director for International Relations Simon Wiesenthal Centre Paris and co-author Antisemitism, the Generic Hatred (Vallentine Mitchell 2007). He is the JSA Chair and guest edited the first JSA Spanish language edition: Latin American Antisemitism.
Gerald Steinberg(IL) is a professor of political science at Bar llan University and founder of NGO Monitor and the Program on Conflict Management and Negotiation. He has multiple scholarly articles focusing on the power of narrative.
Hagai van der Horst (IL) is completing his dissertation on antisemitism and anti-Arab racism at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London.
Robert S. Wistrich (IL) is a British bred eminent scholar who holds the Neuberger Chair of Modern European and Jewish History and chairs the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism at the Hebrew University (Jerusalem). A former research head at the Institute of Contemporary History and the Weiner Library, he is the author of several key antisemitism books e.g. Antisemitism- the Longest Hatred (1981) and PBS special of the same, A Lethal Obsession (Random 2010) and From Ambivalence to Betrayal (Univ Nebraska 2012). He is a founding board member of JSA and recipient of the JSA Lifetime Acheivement Award (2010) for his work documenting antisemitism.history.
Bat Ye'or (Switzerland) is an Egyptian born author and lecturer. Her latest work is Europe Globalization and the Coming of the Universal Caliphate (Farleigh Dickenson Press 2011). She is a board member and frequent contributor to JSA.
Neal E Rosenberg & Steven K Baum
|9am||Panel 1||Defining the New Antisemitism
Chair Kenneth Marcus: Bat Ye'or, Richard Landes, Winston Pickett
|10am||Panel 2||Mapping the Rise of Contemporary Antisemitism
Chair Manfred Gerstenfeld: Mark Gardner, Robert Wistrich
|11am||Panel 3||Antisemitism on Campus
Chair Kenneth Lasson: Clemens Heni, Ronnie Fraser, Dave Rich
Noon Lunch Break
Documentary film "Unmasked Judeophobia"
followed by Q&A with filmmaker Gloria Greenfield.
|2pm||Panel 4||Addressing Current Approaches
Chair Lesley Klaff: Gunther Jikeli, Hagai van der Horst, David Feldman
|3 pm||Panel 5||The Politics of Fighting Antisemitism
Chair Paul Iganski: Rt. Hon Denis MacShane
|4 pm||Panel 6||What Can Be Done? Strategic Interventions
Chair: Ruth Klein: Francisco Garrett, Philip Spencer, Julian Hunt
|5 pm||JSA Closing Remarks||Robert S. Wistrich
Awards & Honors: Steven K Baum, Lesely Klaff, Shimon T. Samuels
Wine & Cheese
Journal for the Study of Antisemitism
Lifetime Achievement Award
Previous recipients include Robert S Wistrich 2010, Richard L Rubenstein 2011
Award of Merit: Righteous Persons Who Fight Antisemitism
Rt. Hon Denis MacShane
Previous recipients include Canadian PM Stephen J. Harper
Shimon T. Samuels
We do not have to apologize for anything.
We are a people as all other peoples; we do not have any intentions to be better than the rest. As one of the first conditions for equality we demand the right to have our own villains, exactly as other people have them . . .
We do not have to account to anybody, we are not to sit for anybody's examination and nobody is old enough to call on us to answer. We came before them and will leave after them. We are what we are-- we are good for ourselves, we will not change, nor do we want to.
Ze'ev Jabotinsky from Instead of Excessive Apology, 1911
Welcome to London!
You know about the Tower of London, Westminister Abbey, London Bridge, the Globe and Windsor Castle. But please don't forget about Belvis Marks Synagogue, Soho Fitzrovia, Stepney and Whitechapel, The Jewish Museum and Jewish London tours.
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Host Hotel: Goodenough Club ****
Host Hotel Goodenough Club is a 4 star accommodation that overlooks the Mecklenburgh Square Gardens in the heart of Bloomsbury. Singles £105 Address: 23 Mecklenburgh Square Camden, WC1N2AD, tel: 020 7769 4727 www.club.goodenough.ac.uk/350.html
JSA wishes to thank its readership, the SundaySymposium* presenters,
and attendees for their dedication in fighting antisemitism.
We also wish to acknowledge the generous donations of:
Jeff and Evy Diamond
Friends of JSA
Dedicated to Maggi Eastwood and David G. Littman.
The conference proceedings will be audio recorded and available on the JSA website. Presentations will be reproduced in the forthcoming JSA 2013 Vol 5
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