International best-selling author Daniel Jonah Goldhagen will present a complimentary public lecture titled “The Globalization of Antisemitism” Monday, Nov. 11, on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus.
The lecture is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Kerr Auditorium of the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, 2401 Chautauqua Ave.
“Professor Goldhagen’s lecture is particularly important at this time because antisemitism, often disguised as anti-Zionism, has intensified over the last two decades across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, and in the United States,” said Stephen Norwood, professor of history and Judaic studies at OU. “Antisemitism’s role as a central motivation for terrorism has frequently been ignored.”
Goldhagen lectures frequently nationally and internationally and is the author of numerous books and columns on the Holocaust, the Catholic Church and the Jews, Israel, antisemitism today and political Islam.
He is the author of No. 1 international bestseller Hitler’s Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust (Vintage, 1997), published in 15 languages, which was named by TIME one of the two best non-fiction books of 1996 and for which he won Germany’s prestigious triennial Democracy Prize in 1997. Hailed as “a monumental achievement” by the Sunday Times of London, and as “masterly…one of those rare new works that merit the appellation landmark” by the New York Times, Hitler’s Willing Executioners may have generated more international discussion than any book in recent history.
He is also the author of A Moral Reckoning: The Role of the Catholic Church in the Holocaust and Its Unfulfilled Duty of Repair (Vintage, 2003), published in eight languages, and Worse Than War: Genocide, Eliminationism, and the Ongoing Assault on Humanity (PublicAffairs, 2009). His newest book is The Devil That Never Dies: The Rise and Threat of Global Antisemitism (Little, Brown, 2013).
Goldhagen’s essays and columns have appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, New York Sun, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, and many other publications nationally and internationally. He has appeared on many national television and radio programs around the world, including The Today Show, The O’Reilly Factor and Charlie Rose and has been profiled on television, including Dateline, and in magazines, including the New York Times Magazine and the New York Review of Books.
Goldhagen earned his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University and was a professor in Harvard’s Government and Social Studies Department until he decided to devote himself full time to writing. He was twice named to the Forward 50, a group of men and women who have made a significant impact on the Jewish story. He also is a member of Harvard’s Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies and on the board of directors of Humanity in Action.
For more information, contact Professor Stephen H. Norwood at (405) 824-4469.
For accommodations on the basis of disability, please call OU Public Affairs at (405) 325-3784 or email