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  1. Confronting anti-Semitism and Islamophobia

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    The Centre for Jewish Studies at SOAS

    Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies: University of Exeter

    In association with
    The Joseph Interfaith Foundation

    Confronting anti-Semitism and Islamophobia
    An exploration of their socio-historic and theological roots and similarities

    One-day international conference
    Tuesday 10 November 2009
    Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, SOAS, University of London,
    Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London – WC1H 0XG

    09:15 – 09:45 Registration and coffee
    09:45 -10:00 Introduction
    10:00 -11:00 Socio-historic Roots and Similarities
    Professor Tahir Abbas: BSc(Econ) MSocSc PhD FRSA Visiting Professor, Birkbeck College,
    University of London; Honorary Fellow, University of Exeter Centre for Ethno-Political Studies

    Dr Adam Silverstein University Research Lecturer, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies;
    Fellow of Queen’s College

    Prof. Michael Berkowitz Professor, Dept. of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, University College,

    Dr Ziba Mir-Hosseini (chair) Research Associate, Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law,
    School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

    11:00 -11:15 Coffee
    11:15 – 12:15 The American Perspective
    Dr Zain Abdullah Assistant Professor of Religion, Race, and Ethnicity, Dept. of Religion, Associate
    faculty, Dept. of Geography & Urban Studies, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA

    Prof. Oliver Leaman Professor of Philosophy and Zantker Professor of Judaic Studies, University of
    Kentucky, USA

    Prof. David Cesarani (chair) Research Professor of History, Director of Research, Royal Holloway
    University, London

    12:15 – 13:00 Students on the Campus
    Salman Waqar Student Affairs Committee, Federation of Students Islamic Societies
    Representative of UJS
    Dr Usama Hasan (chair) Senior Lecturer, Middlesex University; part-time Imam at Masjid-al-Tawhid
    in Leytonstone, London

    13:00 -14:00 Lunch

    14:00 – 15:00 Theological Roots and Comparisons
    Dr Sajjad Rizvi Senior Lecturer in Islamic Studies, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Director of
    MA in Islamic Studies, University of Exeter

    Rabbi Prof. Marc Saperstein Principal, Leo Baeck College, London
    Dr Abdelwahab El-Affendi FRSA/ESRC/AHRC Fellow, Reader in Politics; Co-ordinator, Democracy
    and Islam programme, Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster

    Baroness Sayeeda Warsi (chair) Shadow Minister for Community Cohesion and Social Action,
    Conservative Party

    15:00 – 15:45 Workshops
    15:45 – 16:00 Tea
    16:00 – 16:30 Plenary: The way forward

    For further details:
    Please email Professor Colin Shindler on