The New Philo-Semitism:
Israel, Islamophobia, and the Right Wing in Europe
March 23, 2009, 7:30 p.m.
Trayes Hall, Douglass Campus Center (Click here for directions and parking)
There has been much debate about the "new anti-Semitism" in Europe, but, according to anthropology professor Matti Bunzl, what has received less attention is another vexing phenomenon: the newfound admiration for Jews among Europe's far right. In his lecture, Bunzl, will explore this peculiar development, setting it in the context of global politics, European demographics, and the history of anti-Semitism.
Matti Bunzl, an associate professor of anthropology, is the director of the Program in Jewish Culture and Society at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His publications include Symptoms of Modernity: Jews and Queers in Late-Twentieth-Century Vienna and Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia: Hatreds Old and New in Europe.