Cornell University

Antisemitism and Islamophobia Examined

Monday, March 18, 2024 at 5:00pm to 7:00pm

More dates through April 8, 2024

Warren Hall, 401

A series of lectures this spring will feature four visiting academics sharing their research related to antisemitism and Islamophobia.

The series, sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the College of Arts & Sciences, kicks off Feb. 12 with “Antisemitism, the Israel-Hamas War, and Distorting the Law of Genocide: A Perfect Storm,” a talk by Menachem Rosensaft, adjunct professor of law at Cornell Law School and lecturer in law at Columbia Law School. That talk will take place at 5 p.m. in 401 Warren Hall. All of the talks are open to the public and will be livestreamed on eCornell. To view this first talk, register at this eCornell site:

Other talks will include:

March 18: “Out of Time: On the Rise and Resilience of Anti-Muslim Bigotry Today," a talk by Moustafa Bayoumi, journalist and author of author of “How Does It Feel To Be a Problem?: Being Young and Arab in America,” 5 p.m., 401 Warren Hall. eCornell link coming soon.

March 28:  "Racializing Religion: Islamophobia, Antisemitism and Palestine," a talk by Sahar Aziz, professor of law, Middle East Legal Studies Scholar and Chancellor’s Social justice Scholar at Rutgers University Law School, 5 p.m., Room G10, Biotech Building. eCornell link coming soon.

April 8: “Beyond Sympathy and Antisemitism:  The International Community and the Creation of the State of Israel, 1947-1949," a talk by Derek Penslar, William Lee Frost Professor of Jewish History, Department of History at Harvard University , 5 p.m., Room G10, Biotech Building. eCornell link coming soon.

Sponsored by: Office of the Provost; College of Arts & Sciences; Department of Near Eastern Studies; Jewish Studies Program; Religious Studies Program; Center for Racial Justice and Equitable Futures; Clarke Initiative for Law and Development in the Middle East at the Cornell Law School; Comparative Muslim Societies; Critical Ottoman + Post-Ottoman Studies; Einhorn Center for Community Engagement; Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies; Society for the Humanities

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please email Lori Sonken at

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