Past Event

Tears of History: The Rise of Political Antisemitism in the US

April 9, 2024
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Buell Hall, 515 W. 116 St., New York, NY 10027 East Gallery

Pierre Birnbaum, in conversation with Ira Katznelson and Rebecca Kobrin, moderated by Emmanuel Kattan


Pierre Birnbaum will talk about his book, recently translated by Columbia University Press as Tears of History: The Rise of Political Antisemitism in the United States. He will be joined by Ira Katznelson and Rebecca Kobrin to discuss the book and compare political anti-semitism in the U.S. to the experience of other countries, including France. 

Pierre Birnbaum is a historian and political sociologist who is professor emeritus at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Ira Katznelson is Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History at Columbia University, and Deputy Director, Columbia World Projects.

Rebecca Kobrin is the Russell and Bettina Knapp Associate Professor of American Jewish History, in Columbia University’s Department of History.

This event is co-sponsored by the Maison Française, the Alliance Program, the Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies, and the Department of History.  

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