June 26, Discussion, “Debating Antisemitism: Why do Jews Disagree so Much? ” UK

June 26, 2014
6:30 pmto8:00 pm

A June 26 round table discussion on “Debating Antisemitism: Why do Jews Disagree so Much?”will feature Diana Pinto, intellectual historian and author; Keith Kahn-Harris, writer and sociologist; and David Feldman, Director, Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London. The discussion will take place  6.30pm-8.00pm at Birkbeck University of London, Bloomsbury, WC1E 7HX, Room B33, Torrington
Square main entrance.

In this round-table discussion, Diana Pinto, intellectual historian and author who has written widely on Jewish identity in Europe, and Keith Kahn-Harris, writer and sociologist, whose recent book explores the debates over Israel among Jews in Britain, join David Feldman, Director of the Pears Institute, to explore the perennial, perplexing question – why do Jews disagree so much on the issue of antisemitism?

What are the different perspectives Jews hold on antisemitism across Europe? How do these perspectives connect to debates about Israel? How are such debates managed? Can dialogue be conducted with civility or is its descent into conflict inevitable? And how do the internal Jewish debates on antisemitism reflect wider societal debates concerned with antisemitism and racism?

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