Fr. Patrick Desbois speaks to The Algemeiner about his work in Holocaust studies, modern day antisemitism, and why studying the past is integral for understanding contemporary acts of violence against the Jewish community.

CJC Students

CJC nears 100th member

The Hoya
November 13, 2018 | Washington, DC

Since its founding in 2003, the Center for Jewish Civilization has seen almost 100 students. Read about what makes the CJC's academic program and community distinctive over at The Hoya.

Faculty awards

Father Desbois honored by the ADL

November 8, 2018

Fr. Patrick Desbois was honored by the Anti-Defamation League during their 2018 Concert Against Hate on November 8, 2018.

Former ADL Director Attributes Rise in Anti-Semitism to Trump

The Hoya
October 15, 2018 | Washington, DC

Abraham Foxman, former professor at the CJC, is interviewed by The Hoya about his views on rising anti-semitism and its connections to nationalism and the Trump administration.

CJC Students

BEB #3: Healing and Resisting through Challah

Bossier Magazine
September 26, 2018

Madeline Budman writes about her identity as a Jewish student on campus, anti-Semitism, and the hope she has for change in the future as the result of an engaged student body.

Current events

The real story behind Gaza's marches: The Gazans who chose to stay home

YNet News
April 24, 2018

Analysis: The ordinary Palestinian is not only politically weary, he is also increasingly alienated from his leadership and political institutions as venues to propel a meaningful change in his life. Under such circumstances, responding to Hamas’ calls to protest and risk one’s lives by marching towards the border makes little sense.

Interviews

Father Patrick Desbois on CNN (Transcript)

CNN
April 11, 2018 | Los Angeles, CA

CJC faculty member Father Patrick Desbois speaks to CNN anchor Isha Sesay about his upcoming book, The Terrorist Factory: ISIS, the Yazidi Genocide and Exporting Terror.

Spotlight: Father Patrick Desbois's research and writing

Times of Israel
April 11, 2018

The Times of Israel spotlights Father Patrick Desbois's book, "Holocaust by Bullets," based on his research at Yahad-in Unum.

Current events

After Documenting Nazi Crimes, a French Priest Exposes ISIS Attacks on Yazidis

NPR
March 18, 2018

Rev. Patrick Desbois talks to NPR regarding his study of the Holocaust and ISIL.

Current events

Meet the French Priest Documenting Crimes Committed by ISIS against Yazidis

NPR
March 9, 2018

Rev. Patrick Desbois speaks with NPR's Ari Shapiro regarding his work documenting ISIL crimes against the Yazidis.