Dr. Jan Rybak is sponsored by the Alfred Landecker Foundation within the framework of the Alfred Landecker Lecturer Program. He is as a Lecturer in the National Studies Program and the Jewish Studies Program at Central European University. Dr. Rybak holds a PhD in history from the European University Institute in Florence. He previously worked at the University of York, and the Birkbeck Institute for the Study of Antisemitism in London and has held fellowships in Poland, Germany, the United States, and Israel. His work focuses on 19th and 20th century Central- and East European Jewish history, nationalism, emancipation, violence, antisemitism, and Jewish responses to it. He published in Austrian History Yearbook, European Review of History, German History, European History Quarterly, Leo Baeck Institute Year Book, and other journals. Dr. Rybak’s book ‘Everyday Zionism in East-Central Europe: Nation-Building in War and Revolution, 1914–1920’ (Oxford University Press, 2021) won the 2023 book prize of the British and Irish Association for Jewish Studies. His current project ‘Jewish Armed Self-Defence and Self-Assertion from the Second Partition of Poland to the Holocaust’ is funded by the Alfred Landecker Foundation and analyses the long history of Jewish armed self-organisation, responses and resistance to violence through Europe’s long nineteenth century and beyond.