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Department of Justice
Summit on Combatting Anti-Semitism
Monday, July 15, 2019
Great Hall

9:00 – 9:10am Opening remarks by John Gore, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney
General, Civil Rights Division

Invocation by Rabbi Meir Soloveichik, Congregation Shearith Israel

9:10 – 9:45am Opening Remarks by Attorney General William P. Barr

Introduction by Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen

9:45 – 11:00am Combatting Anti-Semitism While Respecting the First Amendment

• Moderator:
o Eli Lake, Bloomberg View
• Panelists:
o Elliot Zweig, Deputy Director, Middle East Media
Research Institute
o Chris Hardee, Chief, Law and Policy Office, National
Security Division
o Dan Elbaum, Chief Advocacy Officer, American Jewish
o Eugene Kontorovich, Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia
Law School, George Mason University

11:00 – 11:15am Remarks by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

11:15 – 12:30pm Anti-Semitism on Campus

• Moderator:
o Claire McCusker Murray, Principal Deputy Associate
Attorney General
• Panelists:
o Jonathan Tobin, Editor in Chief, Jewish News Syndicate
o Alyza Lewin, President, The Louis D. Brandeis Center for
Human Rights Under Law
o William Jacobson, Clinical Professor of Law and Director
of the Securities Law Clinic, Cornell Law School
o Charles Small, Director, Institute for the Study of Global
Antisemitism and Policy

12:30 – 2:00pm Lunch Break

2:00 – 2:15pm Remarks by Elan S. Carr, Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-

2:15 – 3:15pm Prosecuting Hate Crimes

• Introduction: Rabbi Abba Cohen, Agudath Israel of America
• Moderator:
o Josh Rogin, Washington Post
• Panelists:
o Eric Dreiband, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights
o Amy Hess, Executive Assistant Director, Federal Bureau of
o Jessie Liu, U.S. Attorney, District of Columbia

3:15 – 3:45pm Administration Leadership Discussion on Efforts to Combat Anti-

• Moderator: Beth Williams, Assistant Attorney General, Office of
Legal Policy
• Speakers:
o Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin
o Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Christopher A. Wray

3:45 – 4:00 pm Closing Remarks