WASHINGTON (JTA) — Yale University is launching a new program for the study of anti-Semitism, the school’s provost said in a statement.
Monday’s announcement by Peter Salovey of the creation of the Yale Program for the Study of Anti-Semitism comes less than three weeks after the university said the Yale Interdisciplinary Initiative for the Study of Anti-Semitism would be disbanded at the end of the summer for failing to promote sufficient research and instruction opportunities.
Salovey said that in the wake of that decision, a group of faculty members interested in creating a new initiative to study anti-Semitism came forward.
The Yale Program for the Study of Anti-Semitism will be sponsored by the university’s Whitney Humanities Center, he said.
"YPSA will encourage serious scholarly discourse and collaborative research focused on anti-Semitism, one of the world’s oldest and most enduring prejudices, in all its forms," the provost said.
The shuttering of the earlier program had garnered international attention and drew protests from a number of Jewish groups.
YPSA will host visiting speakers and hold conferences, and students and faculty will be eligible to apply for research funding.