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Is Higher Education a Safeguard Against Racism and Antisemitism?

Presentation of a Study followed by Panel Discussion

20 February 2014

Academy Program

Students sitting in a lecture theatre

© TU Berlin, Foto: Ulrich Dahl


20 February 2014, 7 pm


Academy, Hall




Tel: +49 (0)30 25 993 488


Julia Jürgens
Tel: +49 (0)30 259 93 353
Fax: +49 (0)30 259 93 330

One common assumption is that prejudice and racist or antisemitic attitudes are found mainly in the less educated social classes. But is this actually true? How prevalent is exclusive thinking in the academic world? The results of an empirical study examining views on prejudice and the acceptance of violence against minorities with a focus on anti-Muslim and antisemitic attitudes amongst students at universities in Germany and Canada will be presented and discussed.

The study’s authors will discuss on the panel: Wassilis Kassis (University of Osnabrück) and Charlotte Schallié (University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada) with Iman Attia (Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences), Stefanie Schüler-Springorum (Technical University of Berlin), and Andreas Zick (University of Bielefeld).
Chaired by Yasemin Shooman

A recording of this event is available on our YouTube channel.

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