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Presented By: Judaic Studies

Defining Antisemitism and Islamophobia: Lessons from UK Universities

Seth Anziska, University College London

Seth Anziska Seth Anziska
Seth Anziska
An ongoing debate over the adoption of group specific definitions of racism and prejudice in UK universities raises vital questions for scholars and students of Jewish-Muslim Relations and related fields. How have the efforts to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism and the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Islamophobia shaped university responses to discrimination? To what extent can definitions of antisemitism and Islamophobia help remedy patterns of prejudicial behavior? Should these efforts be undertaken jointly, if at all?
Drawing on recent discussions at UCL, and considering wider international debates and alternative definitions, this talk will explore the challenges and opportunities for cross-communal solidarity and mutual understanding of the lived experience of discrimination.

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