Anti-Semitism is at near historic levels across the globe, including in the United States. Meir Litvak (MGSDII Visiting Professor) will speak about Modern Islamist anti-Semitism and its effect on global perceptions of Israel in the changing Middle East. He will be joined by renowned scholar Jonathan Sarna, expert in American anti-Semitism, as they discuss global anti-Semitism in the 21st century.
Co-sponsored by the MGSDII and the Jewish Studies Program at San Diego State University.
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Dr. Meir Litvak (The Gloria and Rodney Stone Visiting Professorship) is a Professor at the Department of Middle Eastern History and former Director of the Alliance Center for Iranian Studies at Tel Aviv University. His research focuses on modern Islamic movements, Arab perceptions of the Holocaust, and Palestinian Collective Memory and National Identity. He is Visiting MGSDII Professor teaching history at SDSU this semester.
Dr. Jonathan Sarna is the Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History and Director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University. He is past president of the Association for Jewish Studies and Chief Historian of the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia.