UCSIA and the Institute of Jewish Studies express their common attention for Jewish-Christian Relations by establishing a new chair at the University of Antwerp in the academic year 2008-2009.
The chair aims to encourage the study of Judaism's and Hebraism's history from the perspective of Jewish-Christian dialogue in order to interpret its place in the contemporary European culture and to investigate its contribution to the interreligious dialogue.
The chair implies academic activities on the subject matter for the benefit of the students and scholars of the University of Antwerp (such as guest lectures, master classes or academic workshops) as well as a lecture for a broader audience. Prof. dr. Vivian Liska coordinates the chair at the Institute of Jewish Studies. The chair is held by an internationally renowned scholar.
During the academic year 2012-2013, the fifth edition of this initiative, prof. dr. David B. Ruderman will hold the chair for the second time.