"An End to Anti-Semitism!" in Cooperation with the European Jewish Congress, New York University and Tel Aviv University
Not only research on anti-Semitism, but also the prevention of hatred of Jews, now and in the future, are the goals of the international conference "An End to Anti-Semitism!" which will take place at the University of Vienna from 18-22 February. Highly recognized experts from all over the world, including many renowned political and religious decision makers will discuss the complex phenomenon of anti-Semitism. The opening of the conference will take place on Sunday, 18 February at 5:00 p.m. at the Vienna City Hall. The opening lecture will be given by the French philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy.
The worldwide increase in anti-Semitism seventy years after the Shoah is an inacceptable menace we need to combat. The increase in different anti-Semitic excesses reflects the limited success of current strategies to fight anti-Semitism. The title of the conference "An End to Anti-Semitism!" is also a call to action.
Political and religious decision makers
About 150 speakers from the US and Canada, Israel and Latin America, Australia and various European states will come to the conference "An End to Anti-Semitsm!" in Vienna. Among them are renowned political and religious decision makers such as Katharina von Schnurbein (European Coordinator on Combating Anti-Semitism), Nathan Sharansky (Chairman of the Jewish Agency), Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa (Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem), Imam Hassen Chalgoumi (President of the Conférence des Imams de France), Rabbi Abraham Skorka (Rector of the Seminario Rabínico Latinoamericano), and Bishop Michael Bünker (Bishop of the Protestant-Lutheran Church in Austria).
16 panels with different focuses
Sixteen panels address the history of anti-Semitism from antiquity to modern times and analyze its manifestations in Christianity and Islam from a variety of scholarly perspectives, such as psychology, sociology, pedagogy and media studies.
Catalogue of policies against anti-Semitism
The outcome of the conference’s scholarly analysis of anti-Semitism will be a catalogue of policies that indicate how to effectively fight against and prevent anti-Semitism in the world. This catalogue is aimed at politicians, religious dignitaries, journalists, the legal profession and other decision makers. The conference’s experts will develop specific short-term, mid-term and long-term strategies to combat anti-Semitism in the world and to end it over a time span of several generations.
International conference "An End to Anti-Semitism!"
Date: Sunday, 18 February until Thursday, 22 February 2017
Place: Campus of the University of Vienna, 1090 Vienna, Spitalgasse 2
Free admission with picture ID and registration
The conference language is English
Registration for journalists: info(at)millisegal.at
Opening lecture by Bernard-Henri Lévy
Opening of the conference
Date: Sunday, 18 February 2018, 17:00
Place: Festival Hall of the Vienna City Hall, 1010 Vienna, Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 1