The USC Center for the Political Future invites you to join the inaugural discussion of our "Combating Antisemitism and Hatred" series, which explores the struggle against anti-semitism in the context of countering hate, reducing violence, promoting empathy, and nurturing civil dialogue. This discussion is the first of the event series, and features CPF Director Bob Shrum, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bret Stephens, and Zev Yaroslavksy, former Los Angeles elected official.

CLICK HERE to watch “Combating Antisemitism and Hatred.”

It takes place on Thursday, October 19 from 5:00 pm to 6:15 pm PST in the Town & Gown ballroom. Photo ID matching the registered name is required. The discussion will be on Zoom and Facebook livestream as well.

All in-person attendees are invited to stay for dinner after the event.

Bob Shrum is the Director of the Center for the Political Future and the Carmen H, and Louis Warschaw Chair in Practical Politics at USC Dornsife. A legendary political strategis, he was once described as "the most sought-after consultant in the Democratic Party," by The Atlantic Monthly.


Bret Stephens is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist, editor, and columnist. He has served as an opinion columnist for the New York Times and a senior contributor to NBC News since 2017. He currently serves as the editor-in-chief of SAPIR: A Journal of Jewish Conversations. 


Zev Yaroslavsky currently serves as the director of the Los Angeles Initiative at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. He is a former member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, where he represented County District 3 for 20 years. He also served as a member of the Los Angeles City Council for 20 years. in the late 60's and early 70's he formed California Students for Soviet Jews and was a prominent leader in the movement. 


This special event is made possible by generous support from the Nir family. This is in partnership with the USC Shoah Foundation, USC Hillel, and The Foundation to Combat Antisemitism, along with student organizations USC Political Union, Political Student Assembly, and Trojans for Israel. 

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