In this lecture, Ambassador Deborah Lipstadt explores the nuanced landscape of antisemitism as she delves into the unexpected commonality of antisemitism uniting the right and the left. She exposes how and why antisemitism is found across the ideological spectrum – and how combating it on one side can fuel the fire on the other.
Professor Deborah E. Lipstadt was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on 30 March 2022 as the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism, with the rank of Ambassador. She served as the Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University’s Tam Institute for Jewish Studies, which she helped to found. Ambassador Lipstadt has also taught at the University of Washington, University of California and Occidental College. Her award-winning books include: Antisemitism: Here and Now (Schocken, 2019); Denial: Holocaust History on Trial (Ecco, 2016); and The Eichmann Trial (Schocken, 2011).