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THURSDAY OCTOBER 29, 2020
7:00 PM EST
Dr. Günther Jikeli
Contemporary Antisemitism in Europe
Antisemitism, often considered one of history’s oldest hatreds, is making headlines across the globe. A 2018 study by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights found that 39 percent of Jews in Europe indicated they have personally experienced antisemitic harassment. In the United States, the number of antisemitic incidents and level of violence has also risen sharply in recent years. Furthermore, antisemitism seems to have entered the mainstream, crossing all political affiliations, nationalities, and religions. Antisemitic ideas are drifting into the mainstream from the extremes of the political right and political left, as well as from Islamists.
Where is this coming from and how can it be stopped?
Dr. Günther Jikeli, is Erna B. Rosenfeld Professor at the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism/Borns Jewish Studies and is an Associate Professor of Germanic Studies at Indiana University. He is an historian and sociologist of modern Europe, with particular interests in the history of antisemitism. He received his Diploma (M.A.) at Technical University, Berlin and received his doctorate from the Center for Research on Antisemitism at Technical University Berlin in 2011. Before coming to the U.S., Dr. Jikeli held positions in academia and diplomacy in France, Germany, Israel, and Poland. In 2019, Dr. Jikeli was listed on The Algemeiner’s list of “The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life.” His latest book (with Olaf Glockner), The New Unease. Antisemitism in Germany Today [in German], was published in 2019. He published European Muslim Antisemitism with IU Press in 2015, and Perceptions of the Holocaust in Europe and Muslim Communities (with Joelle AlloucheBenayoun) in 2013.
In 2013, Dr. Jikeli was awarded the Raoul Wallenberg Prise in Human Rights and Holocaust Studies by the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation and Tel Aviv University.
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Thursday, October 15, 2020
Dr. Matthew Kroenig
The Return of Great Power Rivalry: Democracy versus Autocracy
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The US has been the most powerful country in the world for over seventy years, but recently the U.S. National Security Strategy declared that the return of great power competition with Russia and China is the greatest threat to U.S. national security. Further, many analysts predict that America’s autocratic rivals will have at least some success in disrupting-and, in the longer term, possibly even displacing-U.S. global leadership. Do democracies tend to excel in great power rivalries; do they actually have unique economic, diplomatic, and military advantages in long-run geopolitical competitions? Dr. Kroenig presents an innovative way of thinking about power in international politics and an optimistic assessment of the future of American global leadership.
Dr. Matthew Kroenig is a Professor in the Department of Government and the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. A 2019 study in Perspectives on Politics ranked him as one of the top 25 most-cited political scientists of his generation.
Dr. Kroenig is the author or editor of seven books, including The Return of Great Power Rivalry: Democracy versus Autocracy from the Ancient World to the US and China (Oxford University Press, 2020), an Amazon Best Seller. The Logic of American Nuclear Strategy: Why Strategic Superiority Matters (Oxford University Press, 2018) was selected by the US Air Force for its professional reading list and was translated into Chinese and Korean.
His articles have appeared in many publications, including: American Political Science Review, Annual Review of Political Science, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, International Organization, International Security, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Strategic Studies, Politico, Security Studies, Strategic Studies Quarterly, The Atlantic, The New Republic, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post, among others.
Dr. Kroenig is the Director of the Global Strategy Initiative and Deputy Director of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He writes a bi-weekly column, “It’s Debatable”, for Foreign Policy. Dr. Kroenig has served as a national security adviser on the presidential campaigns of Mitt Romney (2012), Scott Walker (2016), and Marco Rubio (2016). He has served in several positions in the U.S. Department of Defense and the intelligence community in the Bush and Obama administrations, including in the Strategy office in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the CIA’s Strategic Assessments Group. He regularly consults with a wide range of U.S. government entities. In 2005, he was the principal author of the first-ever, US-government-wide strategy for deterring terrorist networks. For this work, he received the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s Award for Outstanding Achievement. He is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in history summa cum laude from the University of Missouri in 2000, as well as a master of arts degree in 2003 and Ph.D. in political science in 2007 from the University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. Kroenig’s latest book The Return of Great Power Rivalry: Democracy versus Autocracy from the Ancient World to the U.S. and China, Oxford University Press, March 27, 2020
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