Making "Never Again" Mean Something
19:00 - 21:00
Even as the international community pledges „Never Again,“ genocides grind on and antisemitism becomes increasingly mainstream. Where are we going wrong and what should be done about it? Join us as we unpack the underestimated primary contributor to genocide, antisemitism, and terrorism: incitement via mass media. Why is there a widespread blind spot to this causation among policymakers, academics and journalists who favor failed paradigms for explaining genocide and terror and how can it be countered? And how are institutions which adopted the essential International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance nevertheless undermining it and contributing to rising antisemitism?
Henry Kopel is a former U.S. federal prosecutor with over 30 years‘ experience investigating national security matters, domestic terrorism, violent crimes, narcotics trafficking, and white-collar crime. Kopel is the author of the new book War on Hate: How to Stop Genocide, Fight Terrorism, and Defend Freedom, as well as „The Case for Sanctioning State Sponsors of Genocide Incitement“ in the Cornell International Law Journal.
Journalist Fiamma Nirenstein was a member of the Italian Parliament (2008-2013) where she served as Vice President of the Committee on Foreign Affairs in the Chamber of Deputies, served in the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, and established and chaired the Committee for the Inquiry into Anti-Semitism. A founding member of the international Friends of Israel Initiative, she is the author of 13 books, including most recently Jewish Lives Matter (ltalian, Giuntina editore). She is a Fellow at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.
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