Raoul Wallenberg Prize Winner to Speak in Santa Fe
Dr. Günther Jikeli, historian and sociologist of modern Europe, is speaking on Jewish Identity in France and the New Anti-Semitisim at the Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival, 4:00 PM Sunday, March 6 at the Center of Contemporary Arts. Dr. Jikeli is a visiting professor at Indiana University’s Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism. He is also the author of a new book, European Muslim Antisemitism, which has garnered attention and praise.
Dr. Jikeli served as an advisor to the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) on combating antisemitism. He is a research fellow at the Groupe Sociétés, Religions, Laïcités at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (GSRL/CNRS), Paris, the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP), and the Moses Mendelssohn Center for European-Jewish Studies, Potsdam University. He was the Coordinator of the ISGAP and GSRL seminar series 2014/15 on contemporary antisemitism in France. In 2013, Dr. Jikeli was awarded the Raoul Wallenberg Prize in Human Rights and Holocaust Studies by the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation and Tel Aviv University.
He has also lectured widely at universities including Yale University, McGill University, Sorbonne, Science Po, Oxford University, Trinity College Dublin, Lisbon University, Hebrew University, Tel Aviv University, and organizations such as UNESCO, OSCE, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the French National Library, the Salzburg Initiative, Beit Hatfutsot, the Henry Jackson Society, and the Global Forum Combating Antisemitism. His talk follows a short documentary, “Jewish Identity in France”.