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Sarasota GHRAM lecture by Ira N. Forman “Global Antisemitism in 2016: What the U.S. Government is Doing to Combat It“
December 14, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 amFree
December 14, 2016: “Global Antisemitism in 2016: What the U.S. Government is Doing to Combat It“
GHRAM lecture by Ira N. Forman
10:00 a.m. at Temple Emanu-El
***Please note: The time of this program has changed and will now be taking place at 10:00 a.m.
The Florida Holocaust Museum presents a Genocide and Human Rights Awareness Movement (GHRAM) lecture by Ira N. Forman titled, “Global Antisemitism in 2016: What the U.S. Government is Doing to Combat It.” This program is free and open to the public.
Mr. Forman currently works for the U.S. Department of State as the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism. Antisemitism is discrimination against or hatred toward Jews and the Special Envoy develops and implements policies and projects to support efforts to combat antisemitism. Mr. Forman will be speaking to attendees about his involvement in advancing U.S. Foreign Policy on antisemitism.
Some contemporary examples of antisemitism include: calling for, aiding, or justifying the killing or harming of Jews; making mendacious, dehumanizing, demonizing, or stereotypical allegations about Jews; and accusing Jews as a people of being responsible for real or imagined wrongdoing committed by a single Jewish person or group, the state of Israel, or even for acts committed by non-Jews.
The Special Envoy was established by the Global Antisemitism Review Act of 2004. The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) produces the State Department’s annual reports on Human Rights Practices and International Religious Freedom, and the Special Envoy provides input on antisemitism for these reports. Mr. Forman was sworn in as Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism on May 20, 2013.
Mr. Forman received his B.A. from Harvard University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in Government. He received his M.B.A. from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
Presented by The Florida Holocaust Museum in partnership with Temple Emanu-El.