Holocaust Remembrance: “Anti-Semitism at Home and Abroad”
Speakers: Ira Katznelson and Claudio Lomnitz
Ira Katznelson (Columbia)
The Liberal Alternative: Jews in the United States during the Decades of Italian Fascism
Claudio Lomnitz (Columbia)
Dreyfus in Latin America: Anti-Semitism and the Ideology of the Mexican Revolution
Ira I. Katznelson is Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History at Columbia. He specializes in American political development, as well as comparative politics and political theory.
Claudio Lomnitz is Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity and Professor in Anthropology Department at Columbia . He studies the history, politics and culture of Latin America, and particularly of Mexico .
Europe and the United Nations commemorate the victims of the Shoah on January 27, the date on which Auschwitz was liberated in 1945. The Italian Academy marks Holocaust Remembrance Day each January with academic events exploring issues of discrimination and crimes against humanity. In 2008 the Academy presented a seminar titled "Italian Fascist Race Laws and the Manifesto della Razza: How Law and Science Can be Racist" with Professors Ruth Ben-Ghiat (NYU), Lidia Santarelli (NYU) and Alexander Stille (Columbia).