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Georgetown’s Center for Jewish Civilization to Host Discussion on Far Right Nationalism at Press Club


Andrew Debraggio

Georgetown Office of Strategic Communications



WHAT: In recent years, groups from Warsaw to Charlottesville have called for the end of the liberal international order and embraced fascism and neo-Nazi imagery. This discussion, “The Return of Far-Right Nationalism: The Challenge for the West” hosted by the Georgetown University’s Center on Jewish Civilization (CJC), will explore what has caused the return of right-wing nationalism to our politics and evaluate options to confront such sentiment in our national politic. This is the first of a “Downtown Policy Series,” which will address timely, interesting, and relevant issues facing the Jewish community and the world at large.

*Lunch and refreshments will be included for attendees*


  • Heidi Beirich, Director of the Intelligence Project, Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Ira Forman, CJC Senior Fellow and former Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism
  • Michael Whine, UK Member of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance
  • Moderated by Rabbi David Saperstein, CJC Senior Fellow and former Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom

WHEN: Monday, January 22, 2018 at 1 p.m.

WHERE: The National Press Club

529 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20045

*Lunch and refreshments will be included for attendees*

Media interested in attending must RSVP to Andrew Debraggio at apd44@georgetown.edu  or (202) 687.4328 by January 19 at noon E.T. Press will need to present valid credentials at check-in.


The Center for Jewish Civilization (CJC) is an interdisciplinary teaching and research unit in the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. The CJC specializes in subjects ranging from American-Middle Eastern foreign policy as it pertains to Israel, to Holocaust and genocide studies, to Jewish-Catholic relations both past and present, to Jewish literature, culture, and religious expression. Judaism is examined as a religion and as a civilization in dynamic dialogue with other peoples and polities.