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"Viral Populism" with Dorian Bell

Monday, February 18, 2019 at 4:30pm to 6:30pm

A. D. White House, Guerlac Room
29 East Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

Drawing on recent events in Europe and the US, Dorian Bell, UC Santa Cruz, will chart the new relationship developing between antisemitism and Islamophobia as economic anxiety grips the West in a lecture titled "Viral Populism: Antisemitism, Islamophobia, and the Refugee 'Crisis'." European popular discourse threatens to turn the migration question into a referendum on whether Islam belongs in Europe. Meanwhile, anti-migrant sentiment is enlivening conspiracy theories about Jews. The results, Bell argues, threaten to harden antisemitism and Islamophobia into the enduring poles of a global populist reaction.

Sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program, French Studies Program, Institute for Comparative Modernities (ICM), Comparative Muslim Societies Program (CMS), The Society for the Humanities, Ottoman and Turkish Studies Initiative (OTSI), the Clarke Initiative for Law and Development in the Middle East and North Africa, and Africana Studies & Research Center.

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Event Type

Lecture

Departments

Institute for Comparative Modernities (ICM), Society for the Humanities, Comparative Muslim Societies Program, Africana Studies and Research Center, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Cornell Institute for European Studies

Tags

casfeatured, Romance Studies, cosochum, isscal, immcal

Contact E-Mail

akc52@cornell.edu

Contact Name

Ayla Cline

Speaker

Dorian Bell

Speaker Affiliation

UC Santa Cruz

Dept. Web Site

jewishstudies.cornell.edu

Disability Access Information

If you need accommodations to participate in this event, please contact Ayla Cline as soon as possible.

Reception

following the lecture

Open To

public

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