On Wednesday May 16, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, in partnership with the Canadian Institute for Jewish Research, will be holding a seminar for the Jewish community in Montreal on the subject of Anti-Zionism/Antisemitism — its definition(s), manifestations; what can be done to combat it.
We’re encouraging an excellent turnout for what should be a very stimulating program on an extremely important subject. Q&A involving the audience will follow the panel portion.
You are encouraged to attend this stimulating program on an extremely important subject.
A Q&A session involving the audience will follow the panel discussion.
Catherine Chatterley is a respected historian of antisemitism and the Holocaust. She founded the Canadian Institute for the Study of Antisemitism (CISA) in the summer of 2010. Chatterley attended the University of Manitoba and Concordia University, and completed a doctorate at The University of Chicago specializing in modern Jewish, German, and central European history. Chatterley is a frequent lecturer and an award-winning writer. Her first book, Disenchantment: George Steiner and the Meaning of Western Civilization After Auschwitz, was a 2011 National Jewish Book Award Finalist. She is now working on a new book, The Antisemitic Imagination.
A lecturer in Sociology at Goldsmiths College, University of London and the founder of Engage, a resource for those working to understand and to oppose contemporary antisemitism, Hirsh is a graduate of City University, London. He holds an M.A. in Philosophy and Social Theory and a PhD from University of Warwick. Hirsh won the Philip Abrams Prize for the best first book in sociology from the British Sociological Association in 2004 for his book Law Against Genocide: Cosmopolitan trials. He received a Rothschild/Hanadiv Foundation research grant of for a project ‘to investigate the character and dynamics of anti-Zionism as a contemporary political movement and its relationship to antisemitism’ (January 2007 to August 2007). The central research output made possible by this funding was a major Working Paper published by the Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism, entitled Anti-Zionism and Antisemitism: Cosmopolitan Reflections.
A professor of political science at McGill University and a member of the academic council of the Canadian Institute for Jewish Research, Harold Waller’s research interests include Jewish political studies and Israeli politics. He has contributed several chapters and refereed articles on those subjects on Jewish political life in Canada, Israeli policy and the peace process.
FREE ADMISSION – REFRESHMENTS
Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 7PM
1, Cummings Square
Gelber Conference Centre