Posted: 2/8/2010 5:10:00 PM
Author: edited by Jason Maoz
Source: This article originally appeared in the Jewish Press (weekly) on Feb. 5, 2010.
Indiana U. Opens Anti-Semitism Institute
Edited by Jason Maoz
Indiana University has inaugurated an Institute for the Study of Contemporary Anti-Semitism, the second such center in the U.S. devoted to scholarly research on anti-Semitism, joining the Yale Institute for the Interdisciplinary Study of Anti-Semitism in new Haven Conn.
Three major research institutes abroad studying the topic are the Stephen Roth Institute in Tel Aviv; the Vidal Sassoon International Center in Jerusalem; and the Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism at the Technical University in Berlin.
The Indiana Institute was founded and is directed by Alvin Rosenfeld, the university's Irving M. Glazer Chair in Jewish Studies. Initial funding will come from the endowment supporting that chair.
In the spring of 2011, the institute is set to sponsor a major international conference on the intellectual and ideological sources of contemporary anti-Semitism.