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Conference Agenda

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Sunday, February 23 The University of Arizona, Student Union Memorial Center, 2nd Floor, Kiva Room

8:30am: Registration and Check-In

9:30am: Welcome and Introduction
Ed Wright (Director, The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies, University of Arizona)
Gil Ribak (The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies, University of Arizona)

Session1: White Nationalism and Christian Nationalism
9:45am: Steven Wasserstrom (Reed College): 1992 as an Inflection Point in the History of White Supremacy: Reflections of a Participant & Alma Hernandez (M.P.H., Univeristy of Arizona; Arizona House of Representatives, Dist. 3)

10:45am: Coffee Break

11:00am: Aleksandra Gliszczyńska–Grabias (Poznan Human Rights Center): Burning Effigies, Jew Haters as TV Stars and Lawsuits against Holocaust Scholars: The Curious Case of Polish Antisemitism

12:00pm: Lunch Break

Session 2: Transformations – Latin America
1:30pm: Lidia Lerner (Tel Aviv University): Tropes and Vocabulary of Political Antisemitism in Latin America, the Venezuelan Case

Session 3: Tropes among “Progressives” and Alliances
2:30pm: Amy Elman (Kalamazoo College): Progressive Mobilizations and the Death of Civil Society
3:30pm: Stephen Norwood (University of Oklahoma): Communists, the Contemporary Left, and Islam

4:30pm: Coffee Break

4:45pm: Philip Spencer (Kingston University and University of London): Antisemitism in Britain

Conference Dinner and Keynote Address: Tucson Marriott University

6:30pm: Check In and Cocktail Reception

7:30pm: Conference Dinner and Keynote Plenary Address by Luciana Berger, Antisemitism in British Politics
 

Monday, February 24 The University of Arizona, Student Union Memorial Center, 2nd Floor, Kiva Room

8:30am: Registration and Check-In

Session 4: Antisemitic Tropes by Jews
9:00am: Miriam Elman (Syracuse University): Jewish Voice for Peace: How Far Left Jews Are Giving Cover to Contemporary Antisemitism in the United States

Session 5: Anti-Jewish Discourses in Different Muslim Communities
10:00am: Matthias Küntzel (Hamburg): Antisemitism in the Middle East

11:00am: Coffee Break

11:15am: Gunther Jikeli (Indiana University): Antisemitic Tropes Among European Muslims

12:15: Lunch Break

2:00pm: Eunice G. Pollack (Historian and Author): The Nation of Islam’s Racial Antisemitism 

3:00pm: Conclusion: The Memory of the Holocaust in a Changing World
Alvin Rosenfeld (Indiana University): The Use and Abuse of the Holocaust in Contemporary Political Discourse