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Invitation to Department of State Conference on Online Anti-Semitism

THE FIRST EVER U.S. GOVERNMENT-SPONSORED EVENT TO FOCUS ON THE TROUBLING RISE OF ONLINE ANTI-SEMITISM Ancient Hatred, Modern Medium Hosted by Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo We cordially invite you to join us for two afternoon sessions beginning at 1:00 p.m. EDT, October 21st & 22nd The Internet has digitally connected our world in ways that have dramatically advanced the human condition. But these global connections are also vectors of societal ills, including anti-Semitism, the ancient hatred of Jews. The U.S. Department of State, with the goal of developing a unified response to this burgeoning menace, will bring together leaders of government, religious and civil society, social media platforms, and academia to devise effective counterstrategies that combat anti-Semitism while upholding America’s longstanding commitment to free speech. Participants will include: Deputy AG Jeffrey Rosen, Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Elan Carr, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, Members of Congress, the UK Parliament and the Israeli Knesset, EC Coordinator on Combating Anti-Semitism Katharina von Schnurbein, IHRA President Amb. Michaela Küchler, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, and many more. Kindly RSVP to SEAS-RSVP@state.gov. The conference can be found at www.state.gov/anti-semitism-conference. Note: All sessions have been prerecorded and will be broadcast for the first time on the above dates. Framing the Challenge Adoption of the IHRA Working Definition of Anti-Semitism Social Media Platform Responsibility Legal Framework Activists’ Experiences Rapid Response Strategies Building Coalitions & Alliances Gathering & Sharing Information

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