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Friday, December 13, 2019

(Courtesy of Touro College) Touro College and University System will host a discussion on combatting anti-Semitism on December 4 at 7 p.m. Speakers will include Alyza D. Lewin, Esq., co-founder and partner at Lewin & Lewin, LLP, and president and general counsel of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, and Elan Carr, Esq., U.S. State Department special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism

“Today anti-Semitic incidents are occurring in our own neighborhoods, and even on our own blocks. I can’t think of a more timely or important topic for the New York Jewish community,” said Touro president Dr. Alan Kadish.

Lewin is a practicing attorney. As president of the Brandeis Center, she leads initiatives to advance the civil and human rights of the Jewish people. The Brandeis Center also conducts research, education and advocacy to combat the resurgence of anti-Semitism on college and university campuses.

As special envoy, Carr advises Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and is responsible for directing U.S. policies and projects aimed at countering anti-Semitism throughout the world. A military officer, Carr deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he led an anti-terrorism team in life-saving missions throughout the country and prosecuted terrorists who attacked U.S. troops.

This program is the second in a four-part series featuring a lineup of international jurists, legal experts and Supreme Court Justices to explore democracy, human rights and the rule of law. Upcoming lectures in the series will include comparative jurisprudence and resurgent global authoritarianism.

The lecture is free and open to the public. It will be held at the UJA-Federation of New York, 130 East 59th Street, 7th Floor, New York City. Reservations are required. To make a reservation or for further information, contact [email protected].