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Perspectives on the Question of Antisemitism following October 7th: from Computational Sciences to the Humanities

Date:       July 9, 2024

Time:       9:40 (gathering) - 18:00

Location: Room -136 (adjunct to the Senate Hall, 71A on campus map)

                Marcus Family Campus

                Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

                Be'er Sheva

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Keynote Speaker

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Special Ambassador for the Fight Against Anti- Semitism,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs


9:40 - 10:20:      Gathering (coffee and pastries) 

10:20 - 10:30:   Opening remarks

                                Dr. Oren Tsur,  DPS Chair

10:30 - 12:00:    In those days, at this time

                          Prof. Sara Offenberg, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev,
                          'Brush up your Shakespeare': Performing Antisemitism from the                              Middle Ages to the 21st century

                          Dr. Roni Mikel-Arieli, Ben-Gurion University of the                                                      Negev,"Holocaust Education and the Struggle Against                                            Antisemitism in South Africa"

                          Prof. (Emerita) Shulamit Volkov, Tel Aviv University, "The present                              wave of Antisemitism: A view from the Past"              

12:00 - 12:40:    Keynote 

                          Michal Cotler-Wunsh 

12:40 - 12:50:    Greetings

                           Prof. Daniel Chamovitz (BGU President)

12:50 - 13:30:    Lunch (provided)

13:30 - 14:30:    AI and social Media

                          Dr. Matthias J. Becker, Decoding Antisemitism, TU Berlin,                                        "Antisemitism Post-October 7th: Insights from social Media                                     Studies"                       

                       Dr. Oren Tsur, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, "It's context                              Dependent: What AI gets wrong"

14:30 - 16:00:    Liberal institutions: Europe and  American Campuses

                          Prof. Sharon Pardo, Ben-Gurion university of the                                                        Negev, "October 7th and Antisemitism in Europe"

                          Rabbi Dr. Dov Maimon, The Jewish People Policy Institute, "Is                                there a Jewish future in France and Belgium? Tracing our Path to                            the Present"

                          Ben-Dror Yemini, The author of "Industry of Lies", "Antisemitism                            in the Campuses"

16:00 - 16:10:    Coffee break

16:10 - 17:00:   Round Table: The Academic experience post October 7th 

                         Prof. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

                         Dr. Yuval Pinter, Ben Gurion University of the Negev

                         Ben-Dror Yemini, The author of "Industry of Lies"


17:00 - 18:00:   Discussion groups


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