March 5, 2020 — Anna Rosmus, an author and researcher whose high school essay exposed the Nazi past of her home town, will speak about her research and experiences, the importance of historical truth, and the challenges of being labeled a traitor, following the showing of “The Nasty Girl,” a film based on Anna’s life.
November 14, 2019 — Matt Taibbi, Bard alum and author of Hate Inc.: How, and Why, the Media Makes Us Hate One Another
October 23, 2019 — Jonathan Haidt, a social psychologist at New York University’s Stern School of Business and author of “The Coddling of The American Mind” and “The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion,” on “The three bad ideas that are weakening Gen Z (one of which fosters hate).”
October 21, 2019 — Marc Weitzmann, author of The Rising Tide of Antisemitism in France, speaking on: “French Cradle of the Global Hate: From Islamist Rage to Steven Bannon and Brenton Tarrent.”
September 26, 2019 — 5pm Dr. Richard Friedman, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and Contributing Op-Ed writer for NYT, on “The Neuroscience and Psychology of Hatred and Tribalism in America—and What to Do About It.”
May 16, 2019 — Senior Project Colloquium, featuring senior project talks by Michael Bodnar, Deldar Golchehreh, Madison Kahn, Mady Thuyein and Olivia Donahue, followed by a talk by Peter Filkins — Haß ist kein Programm’ (Hate is no Way to Go About Life) — H.G. Adler’s Historical Empathy.
February 13, 2019 Initial BCSH meeting with students about internships, senior project support, other hate-related student initiatives. 5:00pm, George Ball Room at Student Center. Details here.
February 12, 2019 Charlene Teters, who received death threats for trying to retire racist sports team mascots, and award-winning filmmaker Jay Rosenstein, who is still facing threats for making a film about Charlene, will speak at following the showing of his PBS documentary about her—In Whose Honor?. Olin 102, 5:30-8:30pm. Further details here.
October 25, 2018 Keene State College professor James Waller, a social psychologist and leading expert on genocide, spoke about “Hate and Otherizing: The Psychology of Perpetrator Behavior.” He was joined by Artun Ak and Britt Shacham, 2018 participants in the Hate Studies summer internships.
Public Presentations by BCSH Director Kenneth Stern
October 17, 2019, University of Delaware — Understanding Right-Wing Antisemitism Through a Hate Studies Lens.
October 3, 2019, University of North Carolina Asheville — Antisemitism through a Hate Studies Lens.
August 7, 2019 Central Conference of American Rabbis (webinar) — Old Fears, New Fears: How to Discuss Today’s Antisemitism
June 18, 2019 Jewish Lawyers Guild –Antisemitism and How to Combat It, NYC
May 5, 2019 Yom HaShoah Commemoration, Buffalo, New York.
May 2, 2019 Yom Hashoah Commemoration for Dutchess County — talk on antisemitism, Dutchess County Community College, 6:30pm
April 2-4, 2019 International Conference on Hate Studies (Spokane, Washington) Presentations:
1) Creating Syllabi and Course Content on Hate
2) Stories of Courage: Examples of People Who Stood Up to Hate
3) How to Create a Hate Studies Center
January 24, 2019 #WeRemember — Twitter and World Jewish Congress commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day. (Twitter headquarters, New York City).
December 14, 2018 “Understanding Antisemitism,” West End Temple, Neponsit, NY.
December 3, 2018 Human Rights Program, Hunter College: Free Speech – Hate Speech.
November 30, 2018 Congregation Beth Elohim, Brooklyn, New York: Understanding Anti-Semitism: Ken Stern in Conversation with Rabbi Rachel Timoner.
November 28, 2018 Yale Law School: Should Congress adopt a specific definition of anti-Semitism for application to the campus?
November 5, 2018 WZO-AZM Symposium: Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism: Challenges on the American Campus Today.
November 2, 2018 “Genocide Denial and Its Consequences: The Holocaust” at the Fifth International Conference on Genocide at Sacramento State.
October 15, 2018 “Anti-Semitism in America: Past vs. Present” Congregation Beth Israel and Williams College, North Adams, Massachusetts.