Category: Presentations & Talks

  • Limmued Oz 2010

    I presented three sessions for Limmud Oz in 2010. The sessions were: Responding to Antisemitism and Holocaust denial online, An in depth look at online hate, and Getting your message across online. The session on messaging took place in a computer lab and included both a presentation and hands on experience with various online tools. […]

  • Antisemitism 2.0, New Technology, Old dangers and Future challenges, Public lecture in Bucharest

    This was a public lecture at the Jewish Community Center in Bucharest, Romania. About half the audience was from the Jewish community, the remained were largely students from the University of Bucharest. The highlight of the talk was an activity based on the Click Against Hate program. The audience were divided into three large groups […]

  • Framing Wikipedia, Universitatea Politehnica Bucharest

    This was a technical talk to engineering and computer science university students at the Universitatea Politehnica of Bucharest in Romania. The talk was organised by the Romanian branch of the IEEE Computer Society and was delivered to a packed lecture room. The talk covered: Wikipedia: Theory of collaborative knowledge Difficulties with the model, Media Framing […]

  • Meeting at the Vatican on Social Media

    Through the good offices of the Australian Embassy to the Vatican, and the recommendation of Ambassador Tim Fischer, I met with Mons. Paul Tighe at the Vatican. Counsellor Michael Sullivan from Australia’s Embassy to the Vatican arranged and participated in what was a very productive and enlightening meeting. Mons. Tighe is the Secretary to the […]

  • Discussing Online Antisemitism with Australia’s Ambassadors

    I met with Australia’s Ambassador to the Vatican, and former Deputy Prime Minister, Tim Fischer in Vatican city.The presentation to Amb. Fischer was a preview of that  presented to the Italian Parliament the next day. The discussion covered issues of online antisemitism, the specific nature and danger of antisemitism 2.0. We also discussed the recommendations […]

  • Hearing into Online Antisemitism at the Italian Parliament

    The following are the prepared remarks of CIE’s Director, Dr Andre Oboler, for the hearing into online antisemitism of the Italian Parliament. The hearing occurred at 8:30am on Thursday April 22nd 2010. I thank the committee and Fiamma Nirenstein, its president, for arranging this opportunity to address you and discuss the important topic of online […]

  • Antisemitismo Online: Non Cadere Nella Rete, Palazzo Valentini, Provincia Di Roma

    This presentation was part of a panel held as a public forum in Rome. Other speakers included Riccardo Pacifici (President of the Jewish Community in Rome), Fiamma Nirenstein (member of of the Italian Parliament and Deputy Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee), Stefano Gatti (an antisemitism expert at the Centro di Documentazione Ebraica Contemporanea – […]

  • Antisemitism 2.0, Australia Union of Jewish Students (Executive Conference)

    This presentation to the executive conference of the Executive Conference of the Australia Union of Jewish Students (AUJS) highlighted the spread on antisemitism 2.0 and gave a particular focus to YouTube. It included discussion of the Sasha Baron Cohen clip “Throw the Jew Down The Web” and how this was attracting large volume of antisemitism […]

  • Antisemitism 2.0, WUJS 3G – Unlocking our Future, Congress of the World Union of Jewish Students

    I assisted the World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS) with their 2009 congress, “WUJS 3G”. The Congress, based in Jerusalem, was themes on emerging technology. I moderated the track online antisemitism which included a presentation from myself as well as presentations from Amos Hermon (head of the Jewish Agency’s task force to combat antisemitism), Aryeh […]

  • Online Antisemitism: Cyberspace and the Media, Global Forum to Combat Antisemitism

    This was the opening presentation for the working group on Cyberspace and the Media at the Global Forum for Combating Antisemitism. The session was held in the Knesset building and co-chaired by myself and David Matas. The presentation set the scene on the impact of the media and the internet in the resurgent growth of […]