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FREE lecture - “Fraser v UCU: Tribunal Finds No Antisemitism"

Professor David Hirsh
Goldsmiths College, University of London

“Fraser v UCU: Tribunal Finds No Antisemitism, Only Jews Trying to Silence Criticism of Israel”

Professor David Hirsh studied Sociology as an undergraduate at City University, London. He did an MA in Philosophy and Social Theory at Warwick University and he wrote his PhD there on Crimes Against Humanity and International Law.
He was the holder of the Sociological Review Fellowship[masked], which enabled him to write Law against Genocide: cosmopolitan trials, published in 2003. This book was awarded the British Sociological Association Philip Abrams Prize for the best first book in sociology in 2004. By focusing on two trials from the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the trial of Andrei Sawoniuk for crimes committed during the Holocaust, and the David Irving libel case, the book comes to some tentative conclusions about the possibility of the emergence of cosmopolitan law.
David received a Rothschild/Hanadiv Foundation research grant of £25000 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, entitledAnti-Zionism and Antisemitism: Cosmopolitan Reflections


The Antisemitism, Discrimination, Human Rights and International Law Seminar Series

Anti-Judaism, or the controversial term coined in the 1870s by Wilhelm Marr, Antisemitism, is one of the most complex and, at times, perplexing forms of hatred. It spans history, infecting different societies, religious and philosophical movements, and even civilizations. In the aftermath of the Holocaust, some contend that Antisemitism illustrates the limitations of the Enlightenment and modernity itself. Manifestations of Antisemitism emerge in numerous ideological based narratives and the constructed identities of belonging and otherness such as race and ethnicity, nationalisms, and anti-nationalisms.

This seminar series, co-sponsored with the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy, aims to explore this subject matter in a comprehensive, interdisciplinary framework from an array of approaches and perspectives as well as regional contexts. Eminent scholars and researchers are invited to present seminar papers in an informal setting.

7:00 PM Lecture
Harvard Faculty Club,
20 Quincy Street

Charles Asher Small, Founder and Director, ISGAP; Koret Distinguished Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Charles Freilich, Senior Fellow, International Security Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

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  • Elana

    Wish I could attend. Unfortunately- teaching a Hebrew class on Monday night :)

    March 15, 2014

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