Welcome to the future home of a new research and education forum in Washington, DC. This project will investigate historic and hyper-mediated propaganda and educate students and the public about digital antisemitism and the technology and social conditions where such intolerance and bigotry thrive.
We identify, track and analyze dangerous antisemitic messages, images, movements, and frames and the people who propagate them. While many organizations in the CVE space depend solely on algorithms to drive quantitative data approaches, APRL pairs empirical, “big data '' collection methods using cutting edge software, and qualitative explication and analysis anchored in a strong foundation of history. The lab is the only research center dedicated exclusively to the study of antisemitic propaganda in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East.
Teaching through praxis, the lab empower's undergraduate students as integral to researching and reporting on antisemitic propaganda. Our first class of research fellows will be selected through a competitive process of applications and interviews. Those selected will partner with scholars to produce research reports on topics related to antisemitic propaganda, in a process that not only creates new knowledge but also boosts the literacy of students through praxis.
This architecture and organizing philosophy is designed to give students insight into the problem of prejudice and political violence against Jews, while concomitantly equipping them with valuable research, analysis, and writing experience.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, a key function of the lab is to create a cohort of young emerging researchers, thought leaders, and human rights and civil society activists with the skills and motivation to address and counteract antisemitism in their own communities.
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