Learning about BDS, Anti-Semitism, and Anti-Israelism on Campus
Speaker: Ken Jacobson, Deputy National Director Lecture: Global Anti-Semitism and its Impact on Campus
Prior to assuming his present position, Ken Jacobson served as ADL’s Director of International Affairs. In that position he monitored and analyzed events affecting Jews in the Middle East, Europe and Latin America, and oversaw the ADL Jerusalem Office, which assesses issues surrounding the Arab-Israeli conflict. He also developed and coordinated the League’s presence in Vienna and Moscow.
Kenneth Jacobson is the author of numerous publications, including The Protocols: Myth and History; The Middle East: Questions and Answers; The Middle East “Post” Lebanon, and U.S. Aid to the Middle East: A Look Back, A Look Ahead. His articles have appeared in such prestigious publications as The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, and Newsday.
This lecture is focusing on the worldwide campus trend of anti-Semitism and how to elevate the conversation on campus, addressing and dissecting the problem.
Ken Jacobson is leading us into The David Project Tough Questions Sessions. We know that students on campus, advocating for Israel and building relationships, will face challenging conversations, criticism, and questions. In our Tough Questions Session, we give students space to brainstorm together best practices to respond to challenging questions, and critical perspectives. We aim to give students all the skills and confidence they need to reach out on campus, share their experiences and perspective, and build relationships.