Antisemitism Research Initiative
Antisemitism Research Initiative

Antisemitism Research Initiative


The Antisemitism Research Initiative, launched by the Program on Extremism at The George Washington University, addresses the persistent challenge of antisemitism—a pervasive prejudice manifesting globally from subtle biases to overt violence. Our initiative investigates the evolving nature of antisemitic incidents and ideologies in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. By synthesizing our research findings into actionable policy solutions, we aim to equip policymakers, civic leaders, and law enforcement with practical strategies to counteract antisemitism and promote a more inclusive society. 


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36 Minutes on Antisemitism

Hosted by Dr. Omar Mohammed, "36 Minutes on Antisemitism" is a five-season interactive bi-monthly podcast that explores the contemporary dynamics of antisemitism across the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. This series engages with practitioners, policymakers, and scholars dedicated to studying and combating antisemitism. Through a free-of-edit format, the podcast allows guest speakers to elaborate on the latest trends and insights in antisemitism, fostering a deep and nuanced understanding of its manifestations and challenges. Each 36-minute episode aims to enlighten listeners on the complexities of antisemitism, promoting informed dialogue and action. Join us monthly for an essential exploration of the current state of antisemitism as we seek to contribute to a more informed and equitable global discourse.

Reviving the Jewish Memory of Mosul

The "Reviving the Jewish Heritage of Mosul" initiative, led by Omar Mohammed, a Senior Fellow at the Program on Extremism, aimed to preserve and document the oral histories of Mosul's Jewish community. Launched in 2021 and concluded in 2022, this project focused on recording testimonies from community members, as well as the digitization of private archives and a significant journal published by the Jewish community. The initiative received funding from the International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas (ALIPH), underscoring its importance in safeguarding cultural history in vulnerable regions.

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Founded in 2015, the Program on Extremism at George Washington University has quickly become a leading research center on all forms of extremism. The Program spearheads innovative and thoughtful academic inquiry, producing empirical work and developing pragmatic policy solutions that resonate with policymakers, civic leaders, and the general public. Its partnerships with some of the world’s most prominent universities, think tanks, media outlets and governmental agencies are a testament of the Program’s research quality, independence and innovative approach.