Internationally respected Holocaust scholar speaking on campus

Emory University professor Deborah Lipstadt speaking on new global anti-Semitism as part of E/RS lecture series | March 5, 2007

Deborah Lipstadt, director of the Rabbi Donald A. Tam Institute for Jewish Studies and Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies at Emory University, is speaking on Sunday, March 18, at 7:00 p.m. at the Schiff Banquet and Conference Center. This event is free and open to the public.

Lipstadt is speaking on “The New Global Anti-Semitism.” Her presentation is part of Xavier’s 2006-2007 Ethics/Religion & Society lecture series.

Lipstadt is best known for her book History on Trial, a fascinating description of her successful defense in a libel trial in London when David Irving sued her for calling him a Holocaust denier and right wing extremist.

President Clinton appointed Lipstadt to two consecutive terms on the United States Holocaust Memorial Council. From 1996-1999 she served as a member of the United States State Department Advisory Committee on Religious Freedom Abroad. In this capacity Lipstadt, together with a small group of leaders and scholars, advised Secretary of State Madeline Albright on matters of religious persecution abroad.

The theme for this year’s E/RS lecture series is “Responding Ethically to a Changing World Community.” Speakers address leadership issues on this topic. The program format leads to informal discussion after the presentation.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education, American Jewish Committee, Cincinnati Chapter, Hillel Jewish Student Center at Xavier, The Edward B. Brueggeman Center for Dialogue and Ethics/Religion & Society