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Antisemitism: Here and Now with Deborah Lipstadt

Tuesday, September 17 | 4 – 5:30 PM | ASEAN Auditorium, Cabot Center

Over the last decade there has been a noticeable increase in antisemitic rhetoric and incidents targeting Jewish students and organizations on American college campuses. Many believe the resurgence of the white nationalist movement in America, complete with Nazi slogans and imagery, is reminiscent of fascist displays of the 1930s. Where is this hatred coming from, and what can be done to combat its latest manifestations?  

A renowned writer and Holocaust historian, Deborah Lipstadt is the Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University. The author of six books, including “Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory,” “History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier” and “Antisemitism: Here and Now,” Lipstadt is broadly known for her victory in the widely publicized 1996 libel lawsuit brought against her by David Irving for calling him a Holocaust denier.

This event is sponsored through the generous support of Deborah Freedman Shapiro, J89 and Steven Todd Shapiro and by Tisch College, the School of Arts & Science’s Dean’s Office, and the History Department. It is part of the School of Arts & Sciences' Dean's Lecture Series. 

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