11 2019

Event: Two National Experts Discuss Anti-Semitism in America

4:00PM - 6:00PM  

University of Nevada, Las Vegas 4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89154

U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, in partnership with the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law and the Nevada System of Higher Education, will welcome two of the foremost experts on anti-Semitism in America April 11 for a conversation at UNLV.

The discussion, featuring award-winning author/historian Deborah Lipstadt and acclaimed journalist Jonathan Weisman, will begin at 4 p.m. in UNLV’s Richard Tam Alumni Center. The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and registration is required. Visit http://law.unlv.edu/events for more information or to register.

Lipstadt, the Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University, is one of the nation’s leading scholars on anti-Semitism and served as a consultant to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. She is the author of Antisemitism: Here and Now, which traces escalating expressions of anti-Semitism in the U.S. and Europe. Lipstadt’s work also includes History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier, which won the 2006 National Jewish Book Award and was the basis for the 2016 movie, “Denial.”

Weisman is a veteran Washington journalist with a career that spans more than 30 years. He is the deputy Washington editor at The New York Times, and author of (((Semitism))), a powerful book that captures his own experiences and examines the rise in anti-Semitism in America and what can be done to confront it. Weisman has also reported for The Baltimore Sun, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and others.

Sponsor: Sen. Harry Reid, UNLV Boyd School of Law, Nevada System of Higher Education, UNLV, CSN, Nevada State College