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DEFINING ANTISEMITISM: Freedom of Speech on British Campuses and Beyond

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Venue: Online

DEFINING ANTISEMITISM: Freedom of Speech on British Campuses and Beyond is a panel discussion featuring Kenneth Stern, in conversation with Seth Anziska and Salma Karmi-Ayyoub, chaired by Jacqueline Rose. It is organised by Independent Jewish Voices, in partnership with BIH, and is a free online event.

Description: Freedom of speech is a core value of our society, and one that British universities are legally required to uphold. It is essential that measures to define and challenge antisemitism do not constrain free speech. The matter has become pressing in relation to the much-debated International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism. British Universities are now instructed by the Education Secretary to adopt this definition by the end of 2020 or to face punitive funding cuts. Concerns have been expressed that this could stifle legitimate critical discussion of the Palestine/Israel conflict. This panel discussion will explore these issues; further details, including link to prior registration, which is essential, are available at: <https://ijv.org.uk/2020/12/01/defining-antisemitism-freedom-of-speech-on-british-campuses-and-beyond/>.

 

 

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