On July 23rd and 24th, 2018 Kenneth Stern spoke (see page 6) at the Everett Jewish Life Center at Chautauqua Institute, on antisemitism and the alt-right, and on the Israel/Palestine Conflict’s impact on academic freedom.
On April 13, 2018 Kenneth Stern ran a one-day workshop on antisemitism in Spokane, Washington, pulling together representatives of the local Jewish community and the Peace and Justice community.
On April 12, 2018 Kenneth Stern spoke on “Campus Anti-Semitism, Academic Freedom and Free Speech,” at Temple Beth Shalom in Spokane, Washington.
On December 4, 2017 Executive Director Kenneth Stern participated at a panel discussion on antisemitism (along with former State Department Special Envoy Ira Forman) at George Washington University.
On November 7, 2017 JKR Executive Director Kenneth Stern testified before the United States House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, on “Examining Anti-Semitism on College Campuses.” His written statement is here. His oral statement (beginning at approximately 123:30) is here.
On October 30, 2017, JKR co-sponsored a program on hate, featuring Eric Ward (formerly of the Ford Foundation and recent author of a monograph on antisemitism and white nationalism), at Bard College. The program feature the Rosenberg fellows from summer 2017, and was generously underwritten by the Academic Engagement Network. See http://hrp.bard.edu/event/understanding-organized-hate-and-what-works-to-combat-it-panel-discussion/
On October 21, 2017 Kenneth Stern presented at the 4th International Conference on Hate Studies, at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. He will speak on “The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict’s Toxic Impact on Academic Freedom, and What Academics Can Do About.” He also participated in two other workshops related to hate and antisemitism. See https://2017icohs.topi.com/session/the-israeli-palestinian-conflicts-toxic-impact-on-academic-freedom-and-what-academics-can-do-about-it-FF5ep
On October 12, 2017 Kenneth Stern participated in a panel discussion on Meetinghouse, “Identity and Effective Responses to Hate” at Friends Seminary in New York City.
On September 9, 2017 Kenneth Stern represented Justus Rosenberg a commemoration of Varian Fry at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY.
On September 15, 2017 Kenneth Stern spoke about antisemitism at Congregation Beth Elohim in Brooklyn, NY
On September 8, 2017 Kenneth Stern spoke on antisemitism at the opening session for NYU’s Dual Degree students (MPA program at Wagner and MA program at Skirball Center for Jewish and Hebrew Studies).
Kenneth Stern conducted a multi-hour training on antisemitism for the board of the Montana Human Rights Network in Missoula MT on June 4, 2017. He also met with college faculty interested in teaching about hatred and/or antisemitism.
Kenneth Stern spoke on “Campus Conflicts: Defining Antisemitism,” at the National Jewish Student Journalism Conference in New York on May 22, 2017
Kenneth Stern spoke at the Academic Engagement Network conference in Chicago, May 15-17, 2017, at a panel on “Law and Antisemitism: Federal and State Legislation.”
Kenneth Stern spoke on Holocaust denial at the 92nd Street Y, on Yom HaShoah — April 24, 2017.
Kenneth Stern spoke on “Why Efforts to Confront Campus Antisemitism Must Promote Academic Freedom,” on May 6, 2017 at Congregation Kehilath Jesurun.
Justus & Karin Rosenberg Foundation President Justus Rosenberg received the Legion of Honor medal from the Government of France at a ceremony on March 30, 2017. To view ceremony click here.
Justus & Karin Rosenberg Foundation Executive Director Kenneth Stern spoke on “Why Legal Efforts Against Campus Antisemitism and Anti-Israel Activity Must Promote Academic Freedom,” before the American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists on March 22, 2017.
Justus & Karin Rosenberg Foundation Executive Director Kenneth Stern spoke on “Uses and Abuses of the Law in Opposing Israel Delegitimization and Campus Disruptions” at the Academic Engagement Network Conference in Washington DC on May 26, 2016.
Justus & Karin Rosenberg Foundation Executive Director Kenneth Stern spoke on “The Return of Antisemitism in Europe” on April 15, 2016 as part of Bard College’s Lifetime Learning Institute. See here
Justus & Karin Rosenberg Foundation Executive Director Kenneth Stern spoke at a conference on genocide denial at the University of Connecticut on April 22, 2015. See here.
The Foundation co-sponsored an event with author Sarah Wildman about her Holocaust-related book “Paper Love,” on April 13, 2015 at Bard College (in conjunction with the Bard Human Rights Project and other Bard departments). See here.
Justus & Karin Rosenberg Foundation Executive Director spoke about “The BDS Movement Against Israel: Reasons, Reactions, Responses” at Yale University’s Program For the Study of Antisemitism in December, 2014. See here.
Justus & Karin Rosenberg Foundation Executive Director spoke about “The BDS Movement Against Israel: Understanding and Combating a Growing Challenge” at the Huntington Jewish Center in September, 2015. See here.