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For the past decade Ross Brann, the Milton R. Konvitz Professor of Judeo-Islamic Studies, Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow, has been teaching a course to Cornell undergraduates on the history and intersectionality of antisemitism, Islamophobia, and racism. This past spring, he taught the course at Cornell in Washington and took the students to a briefing and discussion at the White House from members of President Biden’s task forces on antisemitism and Islamophobia.

In this talk Ross will define antisemitism and Islamophobia and briefly discuss the interconnected history of these hatreds before focusing on their manifestation in recent years and since October 7th 2023, including their unfortunate appearance on college campuses. He will also address the ways in which education remains the best vehicle for combatting hate.