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UH Welcomes Guest Speaker Ira Forman

January 9, 2018, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Messing Auditorium

UH welcomes guest speaker, Ira Forman.  He will speak on “Increasing Antisemitism:  How Bad Is It? What Can Be Done?” In the wake of the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, many of us are asking ourselves if anti-Semitism in America is on the rise.  We know for a fact that in many other Diaspora communities anti-Semitism is an increasing threat.  So how bad is it— here in America and in Jewish Communities in Europe, South America, Asia and even Africa?  How do we assess the nature and severity of antisemitism in any given country?  Most importantly what can we do and what can governments do to counter these trends?

Ira Forman is the former Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism (SEAS) at the U.S. State Department under the Obama administration. Prior to serving as SEAS Mr. Forman accumulated 40 years of experience in Jewish communal work and public service.  He is currently a Visiting Professor at Georgetown University.

UH is a host as part of the Jewish Federation’s Sh’ma Listen! Speaker series.

UH Welcomes Guest Speaker Ira Forman