The plethora of explanations of antisemitism is testimony to the complexity of “the longest hatred.” Can we outline the trends that remain constant in antisemitic bigotry?
Professor Chaouat teaches in the Center for Jewish Studies as well as the Department of French and Italian at the University of Minnesota. His recent publications include a book on French responses to the resurgence of antisemitism, Is Theory Good for the Jews? French Thought and the Challenge of the New Antisemitism (Liverpool University Press, 2016).
This event is part of the international workshop Defining Antisemitism: between history and politics hosted by the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, 31 May – 1 June. At the workshop, scholars from different disciplines will examine the current debate over definitions of antisemitism and explore what is at stake. The aim is to contribute historical and theoretical depth to a heated political debate.