40+ colleges to attend University Presidents Summit on Campus Antisemitism

The University Presidents Summit on Campus Antisemitism will be held on April 11-12 in New York, with leaders attending from more than 40 American universities and colleges.

The University Presidents Summit on Campus Antisemitism summit is being organised by Hillel International and American Jewish Committee, in collaboration with the American Council on Education. Among the attendees will be the leaders of more than 40 colleges and universities, reports The Jerusalem Post.

“As we confront the threat of rising antisemitism across America and around the world, Jewish students have been among the most visible targets of Jew-hatred in its various forms,” said David Harris, CEO of American Jewish Committee.

“University leaders are our most important allies in confronting antisemitism on campus, and we look forward to working even more closely with them to ensure Jewish students, like students of all other backgrounds and faiths, are able to pursue education free of fear or intimidation.”

The host of the summit is the president of New York University, Andrew Hamilton, and the venue is the Center for Jewish History in New York. University presidents and other campus leaders will have the opportunity to openly discuss campus antisemitism and to develop efficient action plans as to how to tackle it. The program will include presentations workshops and confidential sessions for university administrators to discuss important issues in person.

Adam Lehman, president and CEO of Hillel International said that “University presidents have a critical role to play in improving the campus climate for Jewish students and ensuring all students can live and study in environments free of hate and intolerance. This summit will give university administrators the tools and resources they need to speak out against antisemitism and take specific steps to make our campuses safer.”