IHRA Definition of Anti Semitism: What It Is And Why Should We Care



 Dr. Kenneth Stern, Director Bard College Center for the Study of Hate will discuss the International Holocaust Remembrance Definition of Anti Semitism which has been adopted by some universities, state governments and cities.  It’s goals is to establish a standard by which something can be deemed anti- semitic and then discussed as such.    Although widely praised it has also been criticized as inhibiting free speech, notably criticism of Israel.  Dr Stern helped to write it and is also a critic of some of the ways it has been applied.


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