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The Richard Rappaport Family Antisemitism Lecture Series Presents: In Conversation with Elan S. Carr and Tad Stahnke – Virtual Program

October 27, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


The Richard Rappaport Family Antisemitism Lecture Series Presents

The Florida Holocaust Museum’s Richard Rappaport Family Antisemitism Lecture Series takes place virtually on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 6:30 pm. The program features a conversation between US Department of State Special Envoy to Monitor & Combat Antisemitism, Elan S. Carr, and Tad Stahnke, Director, International Educational Outreach at US Holocaust Memorial Museum. Special Envoy Carr and Mr. Stahnke will discuss current Antisemitism policies and priorities, the recent Claims Conference survey findings, and the “Never Again Education Act” passed in May 2020. A viewer Q&A session will be moderated by Elizabeth Gelman, Executive Director of The Florida Holocaust Museum.

As Special Envoy, Elan S. Carr advises the Secretary of State and is responsible for directing U.S. policies and projects aimed at countering Antisemitism throughout the world. Prior to his appointment, Special Envoy Carr served as a Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County, where he prosecuted violent crimes, including hate crimes, for more than a decade. He is an officer in the United States Army Reserve, and he has received multiple awards and commendations for his nearly two decades of military service. As the son of Iraqi Jewish refugees who fled persecution in Iraq, Special Envoy Carr speaks Hebrew and the Iraqi dialect of Arabic. While in Iraq, he met with remnants of the Jewish community there and led Jewish services in the former presidential palace of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad. In the course of his work in the Jewish community, he has been a recognized leader in the fight against Antisemitism on U.S. college campuses and around the world.

Tad Stahnke is U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s William and Sheila Konar Director of International Educational Outreach, and Director of the Museum’s Initiative on Holocaust Denial and Antisemitism. Before joining the Museum, Mr. Stahnke was Program Director at Human Rights First, an international human rights advocacy organization, and Policy Director at the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, which was created by Congress to advise the U.S. government on advancing respect for the internationally-recognized right to freedom of religion. Mr. Stahnke is an expert in religion and human rights, with extensive experience in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, including on combating antisemitism, xenophobia and hate crime. He holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School, clerked for Hon. Wilfred Feinberg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit and practiced law at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in New York.

FREE to attend virtually online via No Reservation required.

Please note: Since we are a public page, you do not need to have a Facebook account or login into Facebook to access this lecture. We are streaming this event on Facebook Live. Facebook is simply the url landing page that you will go to. Following is a short video (from another organization – that doesn’t have sound) on how to do that:

On the day of the lecture, you will go to and then you can join us without having to register or login following those steps.

Thank you to the Richard Rappaport Family Foundation for generously sponsoring this series!


October 27, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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