Talking about antisemitism in MPA classrooms and beyond

Jamie Levine Daniel, Rachel Fyall, Jodi Benenson

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On October 27, 2018, a gunman killed eleven people attending Shabbat services in the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA. For many–both Jews and non-Jews–this tragedy served as a wake-up call about the persistence of antisemitism in the United States today. MPA curricula and public affairs research have rarely addressed contemporary antisemitism, yet we argue for including conversations about antisemitism in MPA classrooms. This article serves as a resource for the public affairs teaching community so our colleagues can feel prepared and empowered to address antisemitism in their classrooms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)313-335
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Public Affairs Education
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2 2020


  • Antisemitism
  • Jews
  • administrative evil
  • cultural competency
  • trust

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Public Administration


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