Brian Klug – Dealing with Difference: Jews, Muslims and the British Left Today


Event Date: 16 May 2013

German Historical Institute
17 Bloomsbury Square
London WC1A 2NJ

The Leo Baeck Institute London presents:

A lecture series organised by the Leo Baeck Institute London, the Jewish Museum and the Fritz Bauer Institut, Frankfurt am Main, in cooperation with the German Historical Institute London. This season’s topic will be Jews and Muslims: British Perspectives which takes a look at British viewpoints be they political, legal or cultural, on Jews and Muslims living in the UK in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Prof. Raphael Gross (Director, Leo Baeck Institute and Jewish Museum Frankfurt) and Dr Daniel Wildmann (Deputy Director, Leo Baeck Institute) have pleasure in inviting you to our third lecture in the new series:

Dr Brian KlugDealing with Difference: Jews, Muslims and the British Left Today

Generally speaking, the British left has been on the side of the disadvantaged and the oppressed. For this reason, socialists, radicals and liberals have instinctively rallied to the cause of newcomers in an increasingly multicultural society. But circumstances have changed and the waters now are muddied. This lecture will explore the reasons why it is difficult for the left today, given its origins and orientations, to deal with Muslim and Jewish difference when that difference is asserted by Jews and Muslims themselves.

Brian Klug is Senior Research Fellow in Philosophy at St Benet’s Hall,Oxford. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish and non-Jewish Relations,UniversityofSouthampton, and in summer 2012 was Visiting Scholar at the International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding,UniversityofSouth Australia.

His latest two books are Being Jewish and Doing Justice (2011) and Offence: The Jewish Case (2009).

Introduction by Dr Daniel Wildmann (LBI).




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