Antisemitism in the workplace

Location: Library & Learning Center Ceremonial Hall 1 Starting on 31 May 2023 at 18:00 WU matters. WU talks.
Type Lecture / discussion
Organizer WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) Marketing & Communications

An issue in Austria and elsewhere?

This event is organized by the WU Department of Management

Although antisemitism is on the rise worldwide, including in Austria, antisemitism in the workplace is still not widely discussed and researched. How does this form of discrimination manifest itself? To what extent is antisemitism an indicator for other grievances in the workplace? And how can we put it in relation with wider societal issues, such as the Austrian national identity or the difficult historic legacy of the Holocaust still casting its shadow over the nation’s collective memory? A panel of experts will discuss these questions on antisemitism and talk about what we can and should do to prevent it.


Prof. Michael Ignatieff, historian, writer, journalist, and politician, CEU


Prof. Helga Embacher, Associate Professor, University of Salzburg

Prof. Michael Ignatieff, historian, writer, journalist, and politician, CEU

Dr. Ariel Muzicant, President of the European Jewish Congress and Vice-President of the World Jewish Congress

Moderated by:

Prof. Wolfgang Mayrhofer, Full Professor, WU IVM, WU Vienna

This event is an in-person event and will take place on campus. There will be no livestream.

Michael Ignatieff
Helga Embacher
University of Salzburg
Dr. Ariel Muzicant
European Jewish Congress & World Jewish Congress
Wolfgang Mayrhofer
WU Vienna

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