“Antisemitism, the Israel-Hamas War, and Distorting the Law of Genocide: A Perfect Storm"

  • Warren Hall, 401

Menachem Z. Rosensaft, adjunct professor of law at Cornell Law School and General Counsel Emeritus, World Jewish Congress shares his views on antisemitism, the Israel-Hamas War and the law of genocide.

Born in 1948 in the Displaced Persons camp of Bergen-Belsen in Germany, the son of two survivors of the Nazi death and concentration camps of Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen, Rosensaft is also general counsel emeritus of the World Jewish Congress, and a past president of Park Avenue Synagogue in New York City. He has taught about the law of genocide at Cornell Law School since 2008 and at Columbia Law School since 2011; beginning this semester, he is teaching separate courses on antisemitism in the courts and in jurisprudence to Cornell law students and to undergraduates. He is the author of "Poems Born in Bergen-Belsen" (Kelsay Books, 2021) and editor of "God, Faith & Identity from the Ashes: Reflections of Children and Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors" (Jewish Lights Publishing, 2015).

This talk will take place at 5 p.m. in 401 Warren Hall.

All the talks are open to the public and will be livestreamed on eCornell. To view this first talk, register at this eCornell site: https://ecornell.cornell.edu/keynotes/overview/K021224/

Sponsored by: Office of the Provost; College of Arts & Sciences; Department of Near Eastern Studies; Jewish Studies Program; Religious Studies Program; Center for Racial Justice and Equitable Futures; Clarke Initiative for Law and Development in the Middle East at the Cornell Law School; Comparative Muslim Societies; Critical Ottoman + Post-Ottoman Studies; Einhorn Center for Community Engagement; Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies; Society for the Humanities.

For more information, visit https://as.cornell.edu/public-engagement/antisemitism-and-islamophobia-….

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