Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism : Birkbeck University of London
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Management Group

The Pears Institute answers to a Management Group, chaired by Professor David Latchman, Master of Birkbeck, which is comprised of senior academic representatives from Birkbeck and representatives of Pears Foundation. The Management Group meets twice a year to ratify the direction and strategy of the Institute as developed by the Director, receive progress reports and approve the Institute’s accounts and annual report.

Advisory Group

An Advisory Group, chaired by Professor David Feldman, Director of the Pears Institute, encompasses colleagues drawn from the Institute’s Associates and partner organisations, representing a range of disciplines and interests and reflecting the Institute’s broad and inclusive approach. The Advisory Group meets annually and provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and the development of new initiatives. 


Seth Anziska University College London
Anthony Bale Birkbeck, University of London
Ludivine Broch University of Westminster
Bryan Cheyette University of Reading
Stuart Foster UCL Centre for Holocaust Education
Stephen Frosh Birkbeck, University of London
Ben Gidley Birkbeck, University of London
Eric Kaufmann Birkbeck, University of London
Francesca Klug LSE Centre for the Study of Human Rights
Les Moran Birkbeck, University of London
Daniel Pick Birkbeck, University of London
Dave Rich Community Security Trust
Jan Rüger Birkbeck, University of London
Christine Schmidt The Wiener Library
Lynne Segal Birkbeck, University of London
Bruna Seu Birkbeck, University of London
Becky Taylor University of East Anglia


We are an internationally recognised centre for research. We set antisemitism within a wider context of Jewish-non-Jewish relations and as part of the broader phenomenon of religious and racial intolerance.

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We provide teaching on antisemitism, racialization and all aspects of racism and religious intolerance, from Certificate of Higher Education courses, to BA, MA and research degrees. Students select modules to suit their interests.

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We are a respected source of independent advice and dialogue for organisations and individuals forming and reflecting on public policy.
We hold seminars to promote the exchange of ideas between scholars; and we host open, public lectures though the year.

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