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University Presidents to Address Antisemitism at Summit


2020 2021 Email Headers (62) 1Hillel InternationalOn April 11 and 12, college and university presidents from more than 40 schools will gather for a two-day summit about the rise of antisemitic activity and the marginalization of Jewish students on campus.

The summit will be presented by Hillel International, a global Jewish campus organization, and the American Jewish Committee (AJC), a Jewish advocacy group, in partnership with the American Council on Education (ACE), one of the country's leading higher education advocacy organizations. 

"University presidents have a critical role to play in improving the campus climate for Jewish students and ensuring all students can live and study in environments free of hate and intolerance," said Adam Lehman, president and CEO of Hillel International. "This summit will give university administrators the tools and resources they need to speak out against antisemitism and take specific steps to make our campuses safer."

The summit will take place at the Center for Jewish History in New York City. Dr. Andrew Hamilton, president of New York University, will host the event.

Institutions that will participate at the conference include Boston University, Columbia University, The Ohio State University, and University of Miami, among several other universities and colleges. Three members of the U.S. House of Representatives Task Force for Combating Antisemitism will also engage in dialogue on these issues for April 11's opening dinner.

"We are excited to collaborate with Hillel and AJC to address this essential and timely issue for college and university leaders," said Dr. Ted Mitchell, president of ACE. "The conversations we engage in at this summit will help institutions across the country craft strategies to improve the campus climate for Jewish students and other community members."

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