EESP-RKSBD Lecture Series: Understanding Antisemitism to better fight it - POSTPONED

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Venue:FIU - MMC - Graham Center - GC 150

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Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series

Antisemitism has been called the world’s oldest hatred. It is a tangible threat not only to Jews, but also to the very fabric of democratic societies. In recent years, we have witnessed violent attacks on Jews and Jewish institutions, proposals in some countries to ban central Jewish religious practices, and anti-Jewish sentiments expressed by the leaders of far right- and left-wing political parties. Join us for a timely conversation that explores the challenges and opportunities on college campuses from France to Chile, and here at home, to confront antisemitism.

Image Seffi Kogen is Global Director of Young Leadership for AJC, coordinating the organization’s activities for the rising generations of American Jews. He oversees AJC’s LFT (Leaders for Tomorrow) program for high school students; its Campus Affairs Department; and ACCESS, AJC’s young professional division. Seffi previously served as AJC’s Director of Campus Affairs and as Senior Associate in AJC’s Marketing and Strategic Communications Department. He received the AJC Innovation Award for his work founding the LFT program, which equips young Jews with advocacy skills and empowers them to be Jewish advocates on their college campuses. In 2018, he conceived of AJC’s #ShowUpForShabbat campaign as a show of solidarity and strength in the wake of the antisemitic shooting in Pittsburgh. Seffi holds a B.A. in history from Columbia University and a B.A. in Talmud and Rabbinics from the Jewish Theological Seminary. He has written for USA Today, Ha’aretz, The Forward, and The Times of Israel. He is also the host of People of the Pod, AJC and the Times of Israel's weekly podcast, which can be found at AJC.org/PeopleofthePod and on your phone’s podcast app.

Moderator: David J. Kramer, Director, European and Eurasian Studies Program and Senior Fellow, Václav Havel Program for Human Rights & Diplomacy

Presented in collaboration with AJC – American Jewish Committee

Co-sponsored by

Václav Havel Program for Human Rights & Diplomacy | Hillel-FIU Holocaust & Genocide Studies Program | Jewish Museum of Florida–FIU European & Eurasian Studies Program | Global Jewish Studies Program

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 305-348-7266.
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