Antisemitism: Past and Present

Monday, January 22, 2024
1:00 pm
Floor/Room #

This session offers staff and faculty an opportunity to explore the subject of antisemitism. Led by Roger Gottlieb, William B. Smith Professor at WPI, prolific author and expert on religion and morality, participants will delve into the historical roots and contemporary manifestations of antisemitism. The goal is to deepen understanding and provide practical insights on recognizing and resisting antisemitism in various contexts.

This session is in collaboration with Eli Cohn-Postell, Director of Organizational Development for Project Shema, an organization that trains and supports the Jewish community and allies to understand and address contemporary antisemitism, with an emphasis on how anti-Jewish ideas can emerge in discourse around Israel and Palestine.

Light refreshments will be served. Please register here to attend.

For more information, please reach out to Corey Denenberg Dehner, Associate Professor of Teaching at or Bwann Gwann, Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging at

Special thanks to the Planning Committee:

Corey Denenberg Dehner, JD, PhD, Planning Committee Chair 
Associate Professor of Teaching 
The Global School

Rev. Kalvin Cummings 
Assistant Director, Religion and Spiritual Life 
Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education

Roger Gottlieb, PhD 
William B. Smith Professor 
Division of Humanities & Arts

Bwann Gwann, MBA 
Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging 
Division of Talent and Inclusion

Tony Laing, PhD 
Assistant Vice President, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging 
Division of Talent and Inclusion

Emily Perlow, PhD 
Dean of Students 
Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services

Mimi Sheller, PhD 
Dean of The Global School

Ingrid Shockey, PhD 
Teaching Assistant Professor 
The Global School

Lauren Turner, PhD 
Sr. Vice President, Talent and Inclusion/ Chief Diversity Officer 
Division of Talent and Inclusion

We also express our gratitude to the following WPI sponsors for their support of the "Bridging Perspectives: Understanding the Roots of Antisemitism and the Middle East Conflict" series:

  • Collaborations for a Better World 
  • College Democratics
  • Division of Talent and Inclusion 
  • Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management  
  • Provost's Office 
  • The Global School



Contact Person
Bwann Kellie Gwann