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“Antisemitism, Islamophobia, Academic Freedom, and Free Speech on Campus”

  • 03/04/2024
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • 2301 L St NW, 20037, Washington, DC - West End Library
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A talk about “Antisemitism, Islamophobia, Academic Freedom, and Free Speech on Campus” by Ross Brann, Milton R. Konvitz Professor of Judeo-Islamic Studies & Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow, Cornell Universit


Ross Brann

Ross Brann studied at the University of California, Berkeley, the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, New York University, and the American University in Cairo. He has taught at Cornell since 1986 and served nineteen years as Chair of the Department of Near Eastern Studies. Brann is the author or editor of books and essays on the intersection of Jewish and Islamic culture, including The Compunctious Poet: Cultural Ambiguity and Hebrew Poetry in Muslim Spain (Johns Hopkins U Press, 1991) [recipient of the 1992 Maurice Amado Foundation National Jewish Book Award in Sephardic Studies], Power in the Portrayal: Representations of Muslims and Jews in Eleventh- and Twelfth Century Islamic Spain (Princeton U Press, 2002) Iberian Moorings: al-Andalus and Sefarad and the Tropes of Exceptionalism (U Penn Press, 2020) and Maimonides; Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2024). He serves as a fellow of the American Academy for Jewish Research and the Medieval Academy of America and has been a visiting fellow at the University of Michigan Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies and the University of Pennsylvania Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies.

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