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Jewish Questions: Anti-Semitism

UW Stroum Center for Jewish Studies

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Jewish Questions is the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies' podcast on issues that matter now in Jewish life, politics, history and culture — from a scholarly perspective. This season, hosts Laurie Marhoefer and Noam Pianko look at anti-Semitism: what it is, its long history, and how we can push back against it today. The Stroum Center for Jewish Studies is a part of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington.
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Regional Repercussions of the War is a public talk and discussion featuring Marc Lynch, faculty and director of the Project on Middle East Political Science at George Washington University. The event was held and recorded on Feb. 13, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. in Architecture Hall at the University of Washington in Seattle.This event is part of our Winter 2…
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The 'New Elites' of X: Identifying the Most Influential Accounts Engaged in Hamas/Israel Discourse is a public talk and discussion featuring UW Center for an Informed Public faculty Kate Starbird, Mert Bayar and Mike Caulfield. The event was held and recorded on Feb. 6, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. in the HUB South Ballroom at the University of Washington in …
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The Question of Palestine and the Evolution of Solidarity and Resistance in the U.S. is a public talk featuring Karam Dana, Alyson McGregor Distinguished Professor; Associate Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences at the University of Washington Bothell. The event was held and recorded on Jan. 30, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. in the HUB South …
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Hope and Despair in Israel/Palestine is a public talk featuring Mira Sucharov (Carleton University) and Omar M. Dajani (University of the Pacific) in a conversation moderated by Liora Halperin (Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington). The event was held and recorded on Monday, Jan. 22 at 7:00 p.m. in Kane Hall at the Univ…
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On the Ground in Israel Now is a public talk that was held on Jan. 16, 2024, featuring Joel Migdal, Professor Emeritus, UW Jackson School of International Studies in a pre-recorded conversation with Reşat Kasaba, Professor, UW Jackson School of International Studies. It was followed by remarks and Q&A with Alan Dowty, UW Stroum Center for Jewish St…
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David Bachman, Henry M. Jackson Professor of International Studies and Associate Director of the Jackson School of International Studies, shares perspectives on the growing tension between China and Taiwan in an interview with Morning Wave in Busan. The 14-minute interview aired Oct. 26, 2022.By UW Jackson School
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Mary Callahan, an expert on Myanmar politics and associate professor at the Jackson School of International Studies, gives a first-hand account and context to the unfolding civil war in Myanmar following a military coup there on Feb 1, 2021. (segment begins at 45:00).By UW Jackson School
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Present-day discussions of anti-Semitism often involve Israel and the Zionist movement... but before the 20th century, Jews' and Jewish scholars' understandings of anti-Semitism were completely connected with Europe and Christianity.In the final episode of the season, guest Liora R. Halperin looks at how 19th-century Jewish settlers to Palestine we…
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Can Jews be anti-Semitic against other Jews? In this episode, guest Devin E. Naar looks at the history of Jewish prejudice against other Jews in the United States, from the very first American Jewish settlers in the 1600s to twentieth-century efforts to exclude Jews from the Muslim world from Jewish institutions — as the American Jewish community s…
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Has anti-Semitism always been the same, or have ideas about Jewishness, and suspicion towards Jews, changed over time? In this episode, guest Ana Gómez-Bravo explores these questions by looking at the lives of Jews and "conversos" (Jewish converts to Christianity) in medieval Spain, explaining how Catholic authorities tried to define and restrict t…
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We generally connect Germany with anti-Semitism, but in the early twentieth century, Germany was actually considered one of the best places in the world to be Jewish. How and why did the progressive Weimar Republic give way to the genocidal Nazi regime... and could it happen here?In this episode, guest Laurie Marhoefer explains the rise of the Nazi…
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The United States was the country where Jews came to finally be free from anti-Semitism... or was it? Historians of the modern era tend to think of the U.S. as an exceptional place for Jews — a place where Jewish people have been able to exist in relative freedom from violence and prejudice.But is this common understanding of the United States as "…
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In the BBC Sounds podcast "Thinking Allowed" UW Jackson School Herbert J. Ellison Professor of Russian and Eurasian Studies Daniel Chirot is interviewed about his book "You Say You Want a Revolution? Radical Idealism and Its Tragic Consequences" (Princeton University Press, March 2020).By UW Jackson School
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Our introductory episode focuses on the successful campaign in early 2019 to create a Ukrainian Orthodox Church, independent from the Moscow Patriarchate. This religious nationalism formed a major plank of then-President Poroshenko’s platform for re-election. However, in the 2019 elections, he lost in a landslide to Volodymyr Zelensky, a comedian t…
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Narenda Modi, Prime Minister of India, rules in the name of hindutva or Hindu Nationalism. His party’s shared vision for India has resulted in massive violence between Muslims and Hindus, as it did during his rule as Chief Minister in Gujarat. Most recently, Modi’s values of Hindu strength have led to the occupation of Kashmir, a massively popular …
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Our introductory episode to ReligioPolitics, our six-part podcast series, focuses on the successful campaign in early 2019 in Ukraine to create a Ukrainian Orthodox Church by then-President Poroshenko who later lost in a landslide to Volodymyr Zelensky, a comedian that had impersonated him on a popular show. Joining the program to explain its impli…
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Washington Lieutenant Governor Habib gives a talk to UW students, faculty and the wider community about global opportunities for Washington, from trade to foreign relations, and the role of the Lieutenant Governor's Office in creating a more prosperous Washington for all.About the speakerBefore being elected as Washington state’s 16th Lieutenant Go…
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Daniel Bessner the Anne H.H. and Kenneth B. Pyle Assistant Professor in American Foreign Policy in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies provides a fascinating account of Hans Speier, an oft forgotten yet highly influential figure within the mid-century national security state. Listen to a podcast interview of his latest book Democra…
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In a talk in Jackson School as part of the 2018 U.S. in the World Speaker Series, Harvard Kennedy School Professor Arne Westad explored an alternate, ideological interpretation of the Cold War. According to him, the Cold War may have begun on the perimeters of Europe, but it had its deepest reverberations in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, where…
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Golub Professor of International Studies in the Jackson School and Chair of the History Department in the University of Washington, Anand Yang speaking on “The Origins and Influence of Gandhi’s Ideas of Nonviolence” as part of the 2018 History Lecture Series on “Speaking Truth to Power: Protest & Dissent,” at UW’s Kane Hall on January 10, 2018.…
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Henry M. Jackson Professor of International Studies David Bachman discusses President Trump’s visit to China in this interview by KOMO Radio. Bachman said Trump delivered appeasing statements in his public addresses but behind the scenes there were tough talks on trade relations and North Korea. Overall, he added, the visit went well and will resul…
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Israel and Middle East expert, Prof. Joel Migdal, was interviewed by KOMO News radio to discuss U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to Israel. Migdal said that the Israelis were overall pleased by the visit but expressed some anxiety particularly following Trump's meetings with Russian Foreign Minster last week. Reports said that sensitive intellig…
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