April 25, 2024

Sound of the Siren: Heeding the Warning Signs of Intolerance, Racism and New Forms of Antisemitism  

Program Fee: 
Free for Members | $15 Non-Members

This program will serve as an interactive, immersive discourse and educate participants to be aware of the dangers of intolerance, racism and to be an advocate for global peace and equality for all.  Reports and information will be shared from scholars, in the fields of antisemitism, foreign policy and counterterrorism as well as first-hand accounts of genocide committed against the Jews during World War II, as recounted by Holocaust Survivors. An in-depth discussion will ensue on discriminatory practices, genocide and ethnic cleansing with the rise of the Far-Right Populist Movement in Europe and the causes and consequences of the radical right as it fuels antisemitic tropes and draws on the pogroms of the past to threaten civil society. 

This program is a follow-up to the program held on April 19, 2023, The Sound of the Siren: Commemorative Reflection on the History of the Holocaust and the Rise of Global Antisemitism. Recording of the 2023 program is available here.  

Opening Remarks:
Susan Kohlmann, President, New York City Bar Association

Honorable Angel Angelov
, Ph.D., Consul General of the Republic of Bulgaria in New York
Yfat Barak-Cheney,  World Jewish Congress, Director of International Affairs and Director of Technology and Human Rights  
Ambassador Gilad Erdan, Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations 
Professor Steven Goldberg, Director of Education, Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center
Dan Karson, Member, New York City Bar European Affairs Committee, Author of report on the history and rise of antisemitism in Europe
Trevor Norwitz, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz, LLP, The Times of Israel
Scott Richman, Anti- Defamation League: Regional Director, New York and New Jersey
Deborah Rosenbloom, Jewish Women International
Asia Shindelman, Holocaust Survivor; Speaker at the UN
Sami Steigmann, educator, motivational speaker and Holocaust Survivor

Sophia Murashkovsky Romma, Co-Chair of the United Nations Committee/Touro University School of Law

Sponsoring Committee:
United Nations, Catherine van Kampen, Ervin Nina & Sophia Murashkovsky Co-Chairs

Co-Sponsoring Committees:
European Affairs, Katherine Gonzalez & Rafael Carmona, Co-Chairs

Council on International Affairs, Mark A. Meyer, Chair

International Human Rights, Ramya Jawahar Kudekallu, Chair
Rule of Law Task Force, Marcy Kahn, Chair
Middle Eastern and North African Affairs,  Hon. Elizabeth Stong & Robert E. Michael, Co-Chairs 

Co-Sponsoring Organization:
New York State Bar Association, Task Force on Combating Antisemitism and Anti-Asian Hate

Thank you to our sponsors:
A.B. Data, Ltd.
Female Advocacy Foundation International (FAFI)
Garden of the Avant-Garde Film and Theatrical Foundation
Huntington Bank
Littler Mendelson LLP

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