Guest speaker Ethan Katz on Muslim-Jewish encounters in France

Ethan KatzDr. Ethan Katz, assistant professor of history at the University of Cincinnati, will speak on the topic: "Muslim-Jewish Encounters in France: What the Past Can Teach Us for the Present." Dr. Katz's talk is sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program (which is coordinated by our department's Hillel Gray); the Department of Comparative Religion is a co-sponsor.

Dr. Katz’s talk will offer perspective on the recent Paris attacks and the rise of antisemitism, Islamophobia, and radical Islam in France. Dr. Katz is the author of The Burdens of Brotherhood, a study of Jewish-Muslim relations in France from World War I to the present. He argues that while "headlines from France suggest that Muslims have renewed an age-old struggle against Jews and that the two groups are once more inevitably at odds[,] the past tells a different story” (Harvard University Press).

Dr. Katz's talk will be held on Tuesday, March 1, 4:00 p.m., in Shriver Center Dolibois Room C. A reception will follow.