Confronting Antisemitism in the Entertainment Industry
Thursday at 12:00pm PST
Kanye, Kyrie, Dave Chappelle… it seems that every day there is a new public figure in the entertainment industry that promotes or normalizes antisemitism. For years, Creative Community for Peace has worked closely with digital platforms to identify, remove, and educate the masses on antisemitic content in the media. Join AJU’s President Dr. Jeffrey Herbst in conversation with CCFP Director Ari Ingel to learn how Creative Community for Peace is making strides to combat antisemitism in the entertainment industry today.
Ari Ingel obtained his bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley where he double majored with a degree in Political Science and International Relations. Additionally, he spent a year studying at Tel Aviv University where he focused on Middle Eastern Politics, Israeli Politics and Islam. He then received his Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, with a focus on both Entertainment and International Law. Ari took over as Director of Creative Community for Peace in October 2018, a non-profit organization comprised of prominent members of the entertainment industry who have come together to promote the arts as a means to peace, to educate about rising antisemitism within the entertainment industry, and galvanize support against the cultural boycott of Israel.
Dr. Jeffrey Herbst is the fourth president of American Jewish University. At AJU, he has focused on promoting innovation in the university’s academic programs. He has also supported the growth of the Maas Center for Jewish Journeys, expansion of the B’Yachad/Together digital platform, and capital improvements on the Brandeis-Bardin Campus. Prior to joining AJU, Dr. Herbst was president and CEO of the Newseum and the Newseum Institute in Washington, DC. From 2010 to 2015, he was president of Colgate University, where among other accomplishments he is credited with helping the university complete its nearly half billion-dollar fundraising campaign, leading the development and initial implementation of a university-wide strategic plan, and increasing the diversity and academic caliber of its educational programming. Dr. Herbst earned his bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from Princeton University, and a master’s degree and doctorate in political science from Yale University. He is the author of the award-winning “States and Power in Africa” and, with several co-authors, the just-published “Making Africa Work.”