Part of Ethics, Politics, and the State of Israel
6.00 – 7.30pm | Thursday 4 December 2008
Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE
Anthony Julius, Chairman of the London Consortium, and Visiting Professor in the English Department of Birkbeck College, London University
in conversation with
Alan Montefiore, , Emeritus Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford and President of the Forum for European Philosophy
Anthony Julius, Lawyer and author. He took his first degree in English literature at Cambridge and has a PhD from UCL. He is a full-time consultant at the London law firm, Mishcon de Reya and was head of its litigation department for many years. He is a solicitor-advocate. Among his clients, he acted for Deborah Lipstadt in the 2000 Irving Holocaust denial case.
He has written “T.S. Eliot, anti-Semitism, and literary form” (CUP, 1995), “Idolizing Pictures” (Thames and Hudson, 2001), “Transgressions: The Offences of Art” (Thames and Hudson, 2002), and “Anti-Zionisms” (a pamphlet published by the ICA in October 2004). The second edition of his book on T.S. Eliot was published in Spring 2003, and he is at present working on a study of English anti-Semitism, “Trials of the Diaspora,” due for publication by OUP in 2008.
He was Chairman of Centre CATH at Leeds University between 2001 and 2006. He was a founder of the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fund, its first Chairman, and is now one of its Vice-Presidents. He is Honorary Fellow of The Society for Advanced Legal Studies. In 2006, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by Haifa University in recognition of his anti-boycott work on behalf of Israeli universities and dissenting members of Britain’s academic trades unions. In October 2007 he joined the Advisory Board of Community Security Trust (CST). He has 5 children.