Monday, October 5, 2020
What is Antisemitism today?
Online Panel Discussion
7:30 pm CET
Kenneth S. Stern, Director of the Bard Center for the Study of Hate
PD Dr. Frank Wolff, Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies, Osnabrück University
Kerry Bystrom, Associate Dean, Bard College Berlin
Kenneth S. Stern is the director of the Bard Center for the Study of Hate and an attorney and award-winning author. For twenty-five years, he was the American Jewish Committee's expert on antisemitism, and he was also the lead drafter of the “Working Definition of Antisemitism." He has argued before the Supreme Court of the United States and testified before Congress, and he is a frequent guest on television and radio. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, and The Forward. His newest book is The Conflict Over the Conflict: The Israel/Palestine Campus Debate (New Jewish Press, 2020).
PD Dr. Frank Wolff teaches Modern History and Migration Studies at Osnabrück University. He received his PhD from Bielefeld University, was a visiting fellow at Johns Hopkins University and the Max Kade Visiting Professor in German Studies and Notre Dame University. He is appearing in public media such as Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Deutsche Welle and FAZ as an expert on Migration Studies and German history. His prize-winning books include Yiddish Revolutionairies in Migration, a transnational history of the Jewish Labor Bund (Böhlau 2014, in English: Brill 2020 and Haymarket Books 2021, forthcoming) and Die Mauergesellschaft, a study of migration in divided Germany (Suhrkamp 2019). Currently he is finishing a book on homosexuality in postwar Germany and has started writing on the Intellectual History of “border”.
In the Spring Semester, Frank Wolff will teach a class on Racism and Antisemitism at Bard College Berlin.
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