Antisemitism Education Events
Is Anti-Zionism Antisemitism? New Perspectives on a Controversial Topic – Ethan Katz
Time: 4:00pm EST (1:00pm PST)
Sponsor: Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs and Program in Judaic Studies Arthur B. and David B. Jacobson Fund
Ethan Katz is an Associate Professor of History and Faculty Director of the Center for Jewish Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of The Burdens of Brotherhood: Jews and Muslims from North Africa to France (Harvard University Press, 2015) and Co-Editor (with Lisa Moses Leff and Maud Mandel) of Colonialism and the Jews (Indiana University Press, 2017). His current research project is provisionally entitled, Freeing the Empire: The Uprising of Jews and Antisemites that Helped Win World War II. For the past several years, he has been engaged in public conversations about antisemitism on and beyond the University of California, Berkeley campus. Since 2021, he has served as the Chair of the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Jewish Student Life and Campus Climate. In 2019, he co-founded the Antisemitism Education Initiative, which engages people in conversations about how to assess and combat antisemitism in universities today. This effort has brought together administrators, faculty, and leaders of the campus Jewish community to create a sustained program of education around antisemitism. From 2021 to 2023, he co-chaired a task force of the Association for Jewish Studies on antisemitism and academic freedom, which produced a set of guidelines that have been widely embraced by a number of colleagues across the country.