Over forty undergraduate and postgraduate students attended the seminar “Confronting anti-Semitism and Islamophobia” jointly organised by the Foundation and the Departments of Anthropology, theology, Arabic and Durham Global Security Institute at the university of Durham.
Dr Fiyaz Ahmed of the Dept. Anthropology gave an analysis of Islamophobia as experienced by the Muslims in the UK. Professor Seth Kunin of the dept. of Theology discussed the anti-Semitic and anti-Jewish measures against the Spanish Jewry in the middle ages. The seminar was chaired by Dr Yulia Igrova.
The talks were followed by a Q & A session.
In the answer to the questionnaire, over 90 per cent of students said they found the seminar interesting and would like to attend such future seminars. The co-operation between the Foundation and the university is ongoing.