Event Details

After the Second World War, right-wing nationalism and overt appeals to racism and anti-Semitism receded from the "acceptable" political discourse in liberal democratic countries in Europe and the Americas. In recent years, however, groups from Warsaw to Charlottesville have called for the end of the liberal international order and even embraced fascist and neo-Nazi imagery. What has caused the return of right-wing nationalism to our politics? What can we do to protect the important steps towards tolerance and inclusion that have been won in recent decades?

Moderator:
Rabbi David Saperstein, CJC Senior Fellow and former Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom

Participants:
Ira Forman, CJC Senior Fellow and former Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism

Heidi Beirich, Intelligence Project Director at the Southern Poverty Law Center

Michael Whine, UK Member of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance