Tue, 28 Mar|
Edmund Burke Theatre, Trinity College
Jews Don’t Count
The Herzog Centre,Trinity College Dublin & Holocaust Awareness Ireland present "Jews Don’t Count". David Baddiel in conversation with Oliver Sears. Moderated by Dr. Zuleika Rodgers.
Time & Location
28 Mar, 18:30
Edmund Burke Theatre, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
About the event
The Herzog Centre,Trinity College Dublin & Holocaust Awareness Ireland present "Jews Don’t Count".
David Baddiel in conversation with Oliver Sears. Moderated by Dr. Zuleika Rodgers.
Edmund Burke Theatre, Trinity College, Dublin, Tuesday 28th March 2023 6.30pm.
David Baddiel is a comedian, author, screenwriter, television presenter and Jewish activist. Following the publication of his bestselling polemic Jews Don’t Count, David has been at the forefront of tackling antisemitism in the media, sport, and more broadly, the progressive left. The book became The Sunday Times Politics and Current Affairs Book of the Year, 2021 and enjoyed critical acclaim in the UK, Europe and US. He has been invited to speak on antisemitism for audiences in Berlin, New York and around the UK. In 2022, Jews Don’t Count was adapted into a documentary for Channel 4.
David’s varied career spans over thirty years. As a stand-up comedian, he performed to a Wembley crowd of 12500 in the UK’s first ever arena comedy show in 1992 and was credited with turning comedy into “The New Rock n Roll”. His television credits include creating and starring in The Mary Whitehouse Experience, Newman and Baddiel in Pieces and Fantasy Football. More recently he has created and presented several acclaimed documentaries, including The Trouble with Dad (Channel 4), Confronting Holocaust Denial (BBC2) and Social Media, Anger and Us (BBC2). David has published ten hugely successful children’s books as well as four critically acclaimed adult novels.
Oliver Sears is a London-born Dublin-based art dealer and gallery owner. He is the son of a Holocaust survivor and founder of Holocaust Awareness Ireland. His exhibition The Objects of Love which tells his family story through a collection of objects, documents & photographs that survived the war was recently on view at Dublin Castle in partnership with the Office of Public Works, where it was launched by Roddy Doyle. In collaboration with Trinity College Dublin & HAI, Oliver has participated in events with Lenny Abrahamson and Daniel Mendelsohn in the series Why Talk About the Holocaust? The Objects of Love travels to New York in September.
Dr. Zuleika Rogers is Associate Professor in Jewish Studies at Trinity College Dublin. A graduate of Trinity College Dublin, she is the Director of the Herzog Centre for Jewish and Near Eastern Religions and Cultures and is currently Head of Department of Near and Middle Eastern Studies. She has been involved in Holocaust awareness and education and was the Academic Director of a Certificate in Holocaust Education for over a deacade.
HAI - Jews Don’t Count