Contradictions & Tropes of Antisemitism International Conference | The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies

Contradictions & Tropes of Antisemitism International Conference


Sun, 02/23/2020 - 08:00 to Mon, 02/24/2020 - 16:00


February 23 and 24, 2020 at The University of Arizona
Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pm; Conference Dinner & Keynote: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Monday: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Antisemitism continues to plague our world. It appears in a wide range of forms from ill-informed statements to murderous rampages. That it never goes away is obvious to all. But how is today’s antisemitism different from earlier forms, and how can individuals and societies combat it?

The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies with Title Sponsors Ken and Linda Robin will host an international conference focused on the tropes and vocabulary of political Antisemitism. Antisemitism has been on the rise since the turn of 21st century in Europe and, more recently also in the United States, not only in terms of the number of daily attacks against Jews and Jewish communities, but also in political discourse, both on the far right and the far left.

In this conference leading scholars and community leaders will examine the vocabulary and tropes of 21st century antisemitism, will explain why these tropes remain popular in political discourse, and will offer suggestions on how present-day Antisemitism can be combated. 

There will be a Keynote Plenary Dinner held the evening of Sunday, February 23 at the Tucson Marriott University Park.

Registration & Payment

Conference fee: $50/person, per day or $75/ person for both Day 1 and Day 2
*Registration for this event is open until Friday, February 21,2020

Students: *FREE, must be current student w/ ID. Registration is required to attend.

Conference Dinner fee: $50/ person
Pozez Memorial Lecture Series, Keynote Speaker: Luciana Berger
*You must register for conference dinner no later than Friday, February 14, 2020

Please Note: You must register for each event to attend.  You are welcome to attend one or all events. 
Conference daytime registration includes 1 parking reservation for the Second Street Garage
Cancellation Policy: Attendees can receive refunds up to 7 days before the event start date.

Conference Agenda                    Conference Participants                  Keynote Speaker


If you need additional assitance with registration, please email Jackie Schmidt at

The Conference is located at The University of Arizona, Student Union Memorial Center, 2nd Floor, Kiva Room, 1303 E. University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719, Parking will be at the Second Street Parking Garage, 1390 E. 2nd Street, Tucson, AZ 85719.  1 parking reservation is included per registration for Second Street Garage only.  You will receive this upon check in.  Lunch is on your own and not provided.  There are many places to eat near University Main Gate Square or at the Student Union.  You are free to bring your own sack lunch. 

The Conference Dinner with guest Keynote speaker will be at the Tucson Marriott University Park, 880 E. 2nd Street, Tucson, AZ 85719.  Parking is located at Main Gate Garage, 815 E. 2nd Street, Tucson, AZ 85719.  Prior to dinner there will be a no host cocktail reception, dinner and keynote speaker.

Thank You to our Sponsors:



The University of Arizona, Student Union Memorial Center
1303 East University Boulevard
85719 Tucson , AZ