MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th, 12:30-2:00pm
CONTEMPORARY LEFT ANTI-SEMITISM
Wells Hall B-342
Dr. David Hirsh is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Goldsmiths University of London. This talk looks at the kind of antisemitism which he argues is tolerated in apparently democratic spaces: trade unions, churches, left-wing and liberal politics, social gatherings of the chattering classes and the seminars and journals of radical intellectuals. It analyzes how criticism of Israel can mushroom into antisemitism and it looks at struggles over how antisemitism is defined. After the talk, he will be available to sign copies of his new book, Contemporary Left Anti-Semitism (Routledge, 2017). Co-sponsored by James Madison College, the Center for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies, the Department of Religious Studies, Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities, the History Department, and the College of Arts and Letters.