On February 5, 2024, CEP Senior Research Analyst Josh Lipowsky led a course for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Penn State University entitled "Understanding Antisemitism."
Antisemitism is at its highest levels in the United States in decades, and the bad guys don’t all wear recognizable brown shirts and swastikas anymore. This course will give participants a better understanding of historic antisemitism and why it is on the rise now. Together we will look at how antisemitism has manifested in recent years while exploring common themes that have repeated throughout history, which will empower participants to recognize and confront it. Please note this course will be recorded for the instructor’s use and will be posted online with the Counter Extremism Project.
Instructor: Josh Lipowsky is the senior research analyst of the Counter Extremism Project, a New York–based NGO that researches and combats the spread of violent extremism. His focuses include antisemitism, white supremacy, and Iran-sponsored terrorism. He has a master’s in global affairs from New York University and bachelor’s degrees in journalism and Jewish studies from Penn State. His writing has been featured in the Jerusalem Post, Times of Israel, the Hill, Forbes, the New Jersey Jewish Standard, and New York Jewish Week, among other publications.