EESP Virtual Event: Antisemitism in Europe

Event information
Venue:Virtual Roundtable

Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series
Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs


Antisemitism in Europe:
Implications for Liberal Democracy and Lessons to Be Learned

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 | 10 AM | Live Webinar


Registration Link: https:/go.fiu.eduantisemitismineurope

Antisemitism has been a part of the European landscape since the dawn of Christianity. Institutionalization of antisemitism in Europe began in the Middle Ages and has progressed ever since, taking on a variety of forms in different countries and always with the goal of marginalizing, converting or eliminating Jews. Europe has seen the forced segregation of Jewish communities, restrictions on participation in public life, expulsion … and always accompanied by unmitigated denigration and violence. European antisemitism saw its crescendo during the Second World War when six million Jews were slaughtered by the Nazis and their enablers. But the story of antisemitism in Europe does not end there. Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs and AJC for a timely conversation that explores the steady resurgence of antisemitism throughout Europe in recent years and its implications for the future of liberal democracy.

Welcome Remarks:

  • Brian Siegel, Regional Director, American Jewish Committee


  • Sebastian Rejak, PhD, Acting Executive Director, American Jewish Committee Central Europe
  • Simone Rodan-Benzaquen, Director, American Jewish Committee Europe

Moderator: David J. Kramer, Director, European and Eurasian Studies Program and Senior Fellow,Václav Havel Program for Human Rights & Diplomacy

Presented in collaboration with AJC American Jewish Committee

Co-sponsored by:

Václav Havel Program for Human Rights & Diplomacy | Hillel-FIU Holocaust & Genocide Studies Program | Jewish Museum of Florida–FIU | European & Eurasian Studies Program | Global Jewish Studies Program

This event is free and open to the public.

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