Ofir Frankel invites Euston Manifesto supporters to the International Advisory Board for Academic Freedom’s (IAB) January seminar at 16:00 local time on Tuesday 16 January 2006 at the Shimshon and Chana Feldman Congress Hall (building 301), Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan. The speaker will be Yale University’s Prof. Charles Asher Small, the title: Processes of Globalization: Impact on Contemporary Anti-Semitism and Anti-Israel Sentiment.
In the discourse surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, extreme criticism of Israel (e.g., Israel is an “apartheid” state, or that the Israel Defense Forces deliberately target Palestinian civilians), are coupled with radical policy campaigns (e.g., academic boycotts, divestment from companies doing business with Israel). Such activism is often criticized as a form of neo anti-Semitism (as Israel is singled out for special treatment). In his research, Prof. Small has applied a detailed statistical methodology in order to analyze this issue.
Prof. Small is the Director of the Yale Initiative on the Interdisciplinary Study of Anti-Semitism (YIISA). YIISA is based at Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS) Yale University. It is the first such scholarly institute in a North American University. Prof. Small is also the President and Founder of the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy.