Berlin: International Conference – Antisemitism in Europe

12-13 December 2015

conference antisemitism in europe

Program-Antisemitism in Europe



Antisemitism in Europe

Cross-Front Antisemitism, Conspiracy Theories, Calls for Boycotts, Islamism, the Extreme Right and the Left

Berlin, 12-13 December 2015


Conference Venue    

Amadeu-Antonio-Stiftung, Linienstraße 139, 10115 Berlin                                                            

Friday, 11 December


7:30 p.m.

Informal Meeting (Different Place)


Saturday, 12 December


10:00-10:30 a.m.

Arrival and Registration


10:30-11:00 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction

Kim Robin Stoller/ Karin Stögner/ Sebastian Mohr         

Introductionary Round


11:00-12:30 p.m.

The Terrorist Attacks in Paris and Discussions on Antisemitism, Freedom of Speech and Islamist Terror

French discourses on anti-semitism in the wake of January 2015

Samuel Ghiles-Meilhac, Paris          

Freedom of speech, Charlie Hebdo and the academic boycott of Israel

Robert Fine, Warwick

Discussion Input: Islamist Terror, Antisemitism and how Western Europe deals with it

Thorsten Fuchshuber, Brussels                               


1:00-2:00 p.m.

The “knife Intifada” and its Perceptions

The “knife Intifada” – Antisemitism and World Media

Gabriel Mayer, Haifa

Discussion Input

Kim Robin Stoller, Berlin                                         


2:00-3:30 p.m.

Lunch Break




3:30-4:30 p.m.

Cross-Front Antisemitism         

Left-Wing Islamist Alliances in Europe and the Arab World

Daniel Rickenbacher, Zurich 

Antisemitism in Greece as a mainstream phenomenon

Dimitri Kravvaris, Cologne  


5:00-6:00 p.m.

Antisemitism, Conspiracy Theories and the “Refugee Crisis”

“George Soros and the Refugee Crisis: Conspiracy Theories in Hungary”

Istvan Pogany, Budapest     

“Organised Import” – Conspiracy theories in responses to the 2015 refugee wave in the Czech Republic

Zbyněk Tarant, Pilsen          

Sunday, 13 December


10:00-10:30 a.m.

Arrival and Registration with Coffee


10:30-12:00 p.m.

Antisemitism in the Left (historical)  

Antisemitism, Bolshevism and the Russian Revolution

Brendan McGeever, London 

National and Bolshevik – not National Bolshevik. The German Communist Party in Weimar Republic, 1918-1933

Olaf Kistenmacher, Hamburg

The Left and Resistance to Antisemitism – Myths and Reality

Philip Spencer, London


12:15-12:45 p.m.

Antisemitism in Europe             

Three distinct antisemitisms in contemporary Europe

Lars Dencik, Stockholm       


12:45-2:15 p.m.

Lunch Break


2:15-3:30 p.m.

Antisemitism in the Left; Calls for Boycott                           


Sina Arnold, Berlin

BDS in Germany

Franziska Drechsler, Berlin             

Discussion Input

Karin Stögner, Vienna


3:30-4:00 p.m.

Final Discussion


The conference takes place in the context of the “Action Weeks against Antisemitism 2015”

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