Gideon Botsch (University of Potsdam)
"Current Developments of Antisemitism in Germany's Far-Right"
Sunday, February 26, 2023, at 12 noon ET (US and Canada), 6 PM CET (Brussels), 7 PM IST (Jerusalem)
Gideon Botsch studied political science at the Free University of Berlin and earned his diploma in 1997 with a thesis on the continuity of National Socialist concepts of Europe in early right-wing extremism in the Federal Republic of Germany. In 1999, he received a doctoral scholarship from the Hans Böckler Foundation. In 2003, he was employed at the Otto Suhr Institute for Political Science with the dissertation "Political Science" supervised by Peter Steinbach and Johannes Tuchel. From 2000 to 2004, he was a lecturer at the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the Free University of Berlin. In 2004/05, he was a research associate at the Wannsee Conference House Memorial and Educational Site, where he helped design a new permanent exhibition. Since 2004, he has been a lecturer at Touro College Berlin. Beginning in 2006, he has been a research associate for antisemitism and right-wing extremism research at the Moses Mendelssohn Center for European-Jewish Studies, which is affiliated with the University of Potsdam, where he also worked as a lecturer. In 2007, he became managing editor of the Journal for Religious and Intellectual History. Since 2010, he has been a tutor of the Hans Böckler Foundation. In 2012, he presented a comprehensive overview of the history of the extreme right in the Federal Republic. Botsch has been an adjunct professor at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Potsdam since 2018. He is a member of the German Association for Political Science (DVPW), the Society for Intellectual History (GGG), and the Association of Historians in Germany (VHHD).