Sponsored by:
Bildner Center • Center for Middle Eastern Studies • Department of Jewish Studies • Middle Eastern Studies Program • Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience • Department of Journalism and Media Studies
October 17, 2011
Kenneth Stern, American Jewish Committee
Dr. Jack G. Shaheen, Professor Emeritus, Southern Illinois University
Moderated by: Professor Clement Price, Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience, Rutgers-Newark
Trayes Hall, Douglass Student Center

The program addressed:

  • The historical roots and inter-relationship of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia
  • The role of new technologies and social media in transmitting messages of tolerance and intolerance
  • Stereotyping of Jews and Arabs in the media that creates distorted images and misguided perceptions
Going Viral: Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia

Kenneth Stern is the American Jewish Committee’s specialist on anti-Semitism and extremism. An attorney and award-winning author, Stern is a nationally-recognized expert on hate and hate groups. His most recent book is Antisemitism Today: How It Is the Same, How It Is Different, and How to Combat It.

Jack G. Shaheen, Professor Emeritus of Mass Communication at Southern Illinois University, is considered the world’s foremost authority on images of Arabs and Muslims in American popular culture. He is the author of several award-winning books, including: Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People and, most recently, Guilty: Hollywood’s Verdict on Arabs After 9/11

Clement Price, a Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor, is the founding director of the Institute on Ethnicity, Culture and the Modern Experience at Rutgers–Newark. A professor of history, Price is the recipient of numerous academic and community service awards and honors.

The Raoul Wallenberg Annual Program funded by Leon and Toby Cooperman
Funded in part by Rutgers Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA) and the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS)