Mar 9 to panel on "Antisemitism in Today's Europe," includes HHH Dean Schwartz speaking

UMN and Community Panel Event on Antisemitism in Today's Europe Wednesday, March 9, 2:30-4:30 PM  120 Elmer L. Andersen Library
Antisemitism in Today's Europe: Between Neo-Nationalism and Global Terrorism

**Public Event**

Panel speakers:
KENNETH MARCUS, Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law
GÜNTHER JIKELI, Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism, Indiana University
ERIC P. SCHWARTZ, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
BRUNO CHAOUAT, Department of French and Italian, University of Minnesota
Moderated by:
PATRICIA LORCIN, Department of History, University of Minnesota

Political scientist Gilles Kepel, among other pundits and scholars, has argued that jihadism needs nationalism and nationalism needs jihadism. Both extremisms, in order to gain traction, must identify an enemy. If, for European Neo-Nationalisms, the Muslim/immigrant is the enemy, for jihadism it is the West, modernity, and the Jew.

This panel will examine the new discourse of antisemitism in the context of a deadly dialectic between neo-nationalism and global terrorism, in a time when the Jewish population of Europe is caught in a vice between old European nationalist antisemitism and a belief in an apocalyptic transformation of society that also scapegoats Jews.
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