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Antisemitism in the Academy

Thursday, November 12, 2020 25 Cheshvan 5781

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join ASBI and The Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP) for a discussion with ISGAP Senior Research Fellow and ASBI Member Dr. Ellen Cannon and ISGAP Executive Director, Dr. Charles Asher Small. Please register below to receive the Zoom link.

ISGAP is committed to fighting antisemitism on the battlefield of ideas. ISGAP is dedicated to scholarly research into the origins, processes, and manifestations of global antisemitism and of other forms of prejudice, including various forms of racism, as they relate to policy in an age of globalization. On the basis of this examination of antisemitism and policy, ISGAP disseminates analytical and scholarly materials to help combat hatred and promote understanding.

DR. ELLEN CANNON has been a Professor of Political Science and Jewish Studies at Northeastern Illinois University since 1978. She received a Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts and a B.A. SUNY at Stony Brook. She is a graduate of the 2019 ISGAP-Oxford Summer Institute. Recent Publications include, “Contemporary Jewish Politics and Historiography: The Case of the BDS Movement,” in Dean Phillip Bell (ed.) THE ROUTLEDGE COMPANION TO JEWISH History and Historiography, (2019); “The BDS and Anti-BDS Movements: Propaganda War vs. Interest Group Articulation,” JEWISH POLITICAL SCIENCE REVIEW (Fall, 2019); more than 400 news articles on terrorism and catastrophic disasters. PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: Faculty of the Wexner Heritage Program; The Academic Engagement Network (AEN); Board Member of the American Jewish Committee; Vice President of the American Jewish Congress Midwest Region, 1985-2005; Faculty Advisory Board of the Midwest Israeli Consulate; Academic Advisory Board of the Jewish Legal Program at DePaul University; The Jewish Advisory Board of the Jewish Federation of Chicago; the Board of the Chicago Jewish Day School. Lectures and Speaking Engagement Topics include American Jewish Politics, US-Israel Foreign Relations, the Ideologies of the Far Right and the Far Left, the Threat of the BDS Movement Nationally and Internationally. 

Her topic and area of concentration as an IGAP Senior Research Fellow will be: “Combating Antisemitic Domestic Terrorism: Federal, State, and local responses and challenges.”

DR. CHARLES ASHER SMALL is the Founder and Executive Director of ISGAP, and a Research Scholar at St. Antony’s College, Oxford University. Dr. Small is a prominent scholar and public speaker, specializing in the fields of contemporary antisemitism, including the delegitimization of Israel and notions of Jewish Peoplehood, social and cultural theory, globalization and national identity, social movements, Political Islam, and racism(s) – including antisemitism(s). 

Charles convened groundbreaking academic seminar series in the emerging field of contemporary antisemitism studies at Columbia University, Fordham University, Harvard University, McGill University, National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy, Kyiv, Sapienza University, Rome, the Sorbonne and the CNRS, Paris, Stanford University, University of Miami, Yale University, as well as an academic training program for professors at Hertford College, St. John’s College, and St. Antony’s College, Oxford.

Charles is the author of books and articles including the six Volume “Global Antisemitism: A Crisis of Modernity” (Brill and ISGAP); “The Yale Papers: Antisemitism in Comparative Perspective”, ISGAP (2015); “Antisemitism in Comparative Perspective: Volume Two”, ISGAP (2016); “The ISGAP Papers: Antisemitism in Comparative Perspective: Volume Three”, ISGAP (2018) and “Social Theory – a Historical Analysis of Canadian Socio-cultural Policies Race and the Other”, Eleven International Publishers (2013); Charles is committed to creating scholarly programming and research on contemporary antisemitism at top tier universities internationally, and establishing contemporary antisemitism studies as a recognized academic discipline.

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