Stop the Hate: Anti-Semitism in America

With Holly Huffnagle and Oren Segal

Monday, March 15, 2021
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. ET


Join Ulmer’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee for the next session in our “Stop the Hate” series, created in response to increased acts of hate and violence in our country that have amplified the need for open and honest dialogue regarding our nation’s continued issues with discrimination and inequality.

On March 15, Holly Huffnagle, the United States Director of the American Jewish Committee, and Oren Segal, head of the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism, will come together to discuss the tragic history of Anti-Semitism and what it looks like today in America, as well as its presence in extremist groups in the U.S., including during the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the United States Capitol.

Holly Huffnagle serves as the American Jewish Committee’s U.S. Director for Combating Antisemitism, spearheading the agency’s response to antisemitism in the United States and its efforts to better protect the Jewish community.

Before coming to AJC, Huffnagle served as the policy advisor to the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism at the U.S. Department of State and as a researcher in the Mandel Center of Advanced Holocaust Studies at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. She received her master’s degree from Georgetown University where she focused on 20th century Polish history and Jewish-Muslim relations before, during, and after the Holocaust. She was a Scholar-in-Residence at Oxford University with the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy and has appeared in media outlets ranging from NBC, ABC, and Deep Dive Fox Nation, and has published articles in Times of Israel, Fox News, and other publications in the U.S.

As Vice President of the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism, Oren Segal and his team combat extremism, terrorism and all forms of hate in the real world and online. Recognized as the foremost authority on extremism, the Center provides resources, expertise and training which enables law enforcement, public officials and internet and technology companies to identify and counter emerging threats..

Oren joined ADL in 1998 after working for The New York Times and the Jewish Community Federation in San Francisco. Much of Oren’s 21 years with ADL has been devoted to evaluating the activity and tactics of extremist groups and movements from across the ideological spectrum, training law enforcement officers and publishing reports and articles on a wide range of extremist topics. In 2006, Oren was recognized by the FBI for his exceptional service in the public interest. He was named to the Forward’s list of 50 influential, intriguing and inspiring American Jews in 2019.

Oren is a graduate of Wheaton College in Massachusetts.